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Vendor Clerk Accounts Payable Associate
Ref No.: 19-07369
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Pay Rate : $ 22.00 /Hour

Come join America's 8th largest life insurance company servicing over 19 million customers since 1880!

Title: Vendor Clerk Accounts Payable
Location: 400 Robert Street North, Saint Paul, MN
Contract: 12/2019 - 3/2020

The Accounts Payable department is a fast-paced production area that pays all the expenses and capital purchases of the organization. The department consists of 7 associates. This position is one of three that handles vendor purchase order payments for Securian Financial Group and its affiliates. This associate would need to focus on customer service, be organized, attention to detail, be able to prioritize quickly, work as a team member, adapt to change, and meet the required processing deadlines at month, quarter and year-end.

What you would do in this job:
  • Process vendor payment requests on a timely and accurate basis, according to the terms specified on the payment requests with the ability to meet the required processing deadlines at month, quarter and year end.
  • Work with the internal clients or vendors as to where the products being invoiced were shipped, to verify the proper sales tax is applied to the invoice.
  • Create and maintain excellent working relationship with vendors, internal clients, and AP team to communicate issues, discrepancies or status of payments.
  • Email invoices to internal clients for approval and coding prior to payment, contact Procurement for change orders or additions to the PO and/or contact Warehouse for receipt of goods or services.
  • Accurately create accounting journal entries to be posted to the general ledger.
  • Open and distribute incoming A/P mail and provide backup support to other A/P Vendor Clerks.
What we'd expect from you:
  • Effective organizational and prioritization skills with great attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn and understand the basic rules of Sales/Use Tax, and what products purchased should be accessed or exempt from sales tax.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills while maintaining a positive attitude and ability to work effectively with team members, internal clients and vendors.
  • Keyboarding skills with high accuracy and basic PC and mainframe experience/skills.
  • Ability to adjust in a changing environment
  • Basic math skills.
  • Ability to work overtime as requested.
Preferred skills for this job:
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles.
  • An associates degree in Accounting