Accounts Payable Specialist I


Job purpose


The Accounts Payable Specialist - Expense is responsible for processing indirect spend invoices in a timely and efficient manner to ensure all payments are made within due dates and in accordance with internal policies and controls. This role works closely with the Beacon Branches, Accounting, Accounts Payable Manager, and other AP Specialists and requires resolution-based thinking and communication. Qualified candidates will be well versed in accounts payable, have experience with GL coding and approval routing, possess excellent critical thinking skills and driven to provide outstanding customer service.


Duties and responsibilities


  • Index critical invoice data elements for workflow processing
  • Analyze, code and distribute expense invoices in a timely manner to ensure all invoices are processed within due dates
  • Request and follow-up on additional required documentation from suppliers and/or branches
  • Provide timely customer service for all calls, emails and questions from suppliers, internal and external customers
  • Provide out of office and overflow support for other Expense AP team members.
  • Assist department management by identifying opportunities for improving processes and increasing efficiencies.
  • Adhere to all accounting policies and procedures to ensure consistent and timely payments to vendors while maintaining appropriate supporting documentation and accurate recording of costs
  • Special projects as assigned by management




  • Minimum of one (1) year previous Accounts Payable or Accounting experience
  • GL coding and approval routing experience highly desired
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field, or equivalent professional experience
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written with a customer service and professional approach
  • Strong analytical reasoning skills with the ability to investigate variances and issues as they arise
  • Basic skills in MS Office (Word and Excel, Pivot Tables, VLookups, etc.) and ability to learn new software and systems.
  • Basic understanding of General Ledger and common Accounts Payable entries
  • Ability to work well in a team environment or independently
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail while handling multiple tasks and prioritizing appropriately
  • Thrives on working in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Willing and able to pick up the phone to discuss and resolve issues
  • Self-starter with a can-do attitude and growth mindset


Working conditions


  • No travel requirements as needed for business purposes
  • Work assignment is remote situational requiring in office attendance as needed for scheduled meetings, training, rotational mail or check assignments, and other scheduled activities and tasks based on business needs.

“Our goal at Beacon is to cultivate an environment where all ideas are welcomed, and all our people feel empowered.”

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth