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Accounts Payable Specialist

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

$55,000 - $65,000 plus benefits

 

ABOUT US

STRIVE is a Vancouver-based recruitment firm offering recruitment solutions in the specialist areas of Accounting & Finance, Corporate Administration and Operations & Manufacturing. We are passionate about recruitment at STRIVE and commit to offering an upfront, genuine and consultative approach to everything we do - which is a big reason as to why we have been successful. Our proactive recruitment approach allows us to uncover high-calibre professionals for niche, specialized and what are often regarded as "hard to fill" roles.

 

THE ROLE

STRIVE Recruitment are currently partnered with one the most well-respected and recognized law practices in Western Canada as they look to hire an Accounts Payable Specialist.

The client is looking to hire an Accounts Payable Specialist with at least 2 years of experience, ideally with experience working at either a law or professional services firm. The Accounts Payable Specialist will be critical in managing the firm's accounts payable process. The client is looking for someone detail-oriented, organized, and capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously. As an integral member of the finance team, you will ensure accurate and timely processing of vendor invoices and payments while maintaining strong relationships with our vendors and internal stakeholders.

 

The firm really cares about its employees and strives to enable a strong work-life balance with the option for the role to work on a hybrid basis (3 days in the office and 2 at home).

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Process vendor invoices accurately and efficiently, ensuring proper coding, approval, and documentation.
  • Review and reconcile vendor statements to ensure all invoices are accounted for and discrepancies are resolved promptly.
  • Prepare and process weekly check runs, ACH payments, and wire transfers in accordance with established payment terms and deadlines.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date accounts payable records, including vendor information, invoice details, and payment history.
  • Respond to vendor inquiries and resolve any payment-related issues in a professional and timely manner.
  • Assist with month-end closing activities, including accruals, account reconciliations, and reporting as needed.
  • Collaborate with internal departments, including procurement and legal teams, to ensure compliance with purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Stay informed about changes in accounting regulations and best practices related to accounts payable processing.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and implement efficiency enhancements to streamline the accounts payable process.
  • Support the finance team with ad hoc projects and tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma in accounting, finance, or related field preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience in accounts payable or similar role, preferably in a law firm or professional services environment.
  • Proficiency in accounting software (e.g. QuickBooks, Xero) and Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy with a focus on meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to interact professionally with vendors and internal stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Analytical mindset with problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to resolving issues.
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality and handling sensitive information with discretion.

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