Accounts payable associates are in charge of managing activities for a department or an organization. They receive, process, organize, and record invoices as necessary.
A day in the life of an accounts payable associate invoices inputting data from invoices into company records. They may also generate and mail out refunds. In some organizations, the role of an accounts payable associate extends to managing paychecks. They send payroll check reports to supervisors for approval and then deliver them to the concerned employees.
Other responsibilities include organizing remittances, confirming account details, and resolving issues with transactions. The accounts payable associates may also offer guidance to accountants and help process reimbursements.
To become an accounts payable associate, you need a degree in accounting or a related field. You'll also need up to four years of accounting and accounts payable experience. Required skills include efficiency with the phone, proficiency with MS office packages, and strong organizational skills.