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Merchants Bonding Co Accounts Payable Specialist - West Des Moines, IA in West Des Moines, Iowa

Accounts Payable Specialist - West Des Moines, Iowa

Merchants Bonding Company is seeking candidates for an Accounts Payable Specialist in the West Des Moines, IA office. The Accounts Payable (AP) Specialist is responsible for processing Accounts Payable. This position is also responsible for processing and completing insurance filings with state insurance departments.

Merchants has a 37.5 hour workweek with Work/Life Integration policy, parental leave and infants-in-the-workplace policy, and a competitive total rewards package including short and long term incentive plans are just a few of the excellent perks of joining the Merchants team.

The position will work in collaboration with the Accounting team to:

  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of all AP workflows.

  • Direct invoices for approval.

  • Prepare and process invoices for payment.

  • Initiate bank transfers as directed.

  • Maintain master vendor listing.

  • Work with the vendor management team to ensure vendors are approved prior to payment processing.

  • Sort and index the incoming daily mail and emails from the AP and Accounting inboxes.

  • Provide backup for expense report processing.

  • Respond promptly and accurately to AP inquires.

  • Ensure AP policies and procedures are documented and updated regularly.

  • Applies their AP and technology expertise to make well-reasoned recommendations for continual enhancement of AP efficiency. Works with IT to identify the need for and implement process enhancements.

  • Anticipates how the AP process needs to continually evolve in order to effectively respond to business process changes.

  • Ensures the other positions providing support to the AP function are adequately trained to perform AP duties to allow for sufficient process backups in case of absences.

  • Coordinate with the Compliance Department to ensure all Insurance Filing payments are made on a timely basis.

  • Serve as a back-up for various accounting functions, including bank deposits and month-end close activities.

  • Perform reconciliations for various balance sheet and income statement accounts.

    Qualified candidates earned an Associate degree in accounting or business or equivalency plus 2-3 years of accounts payable or accounting experience OR a minimum of 4 years of experience working with accounts payable or in general accounting. Has the capability to understand basic accounting principles.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, with strong Excel skills

  • Ability to problem solve and proactively meet deadlines.

  • Ability to provide a first class customer experience for internal and external customers

  • Ability to learn and apply new knowledge as well as identify areas for improvement

  • Are self-motivated, proactive, and organized

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Experience in the insurance industry a plus, but not required

    Succeed with Visionary Leaders. Merchants’ reputation sets us above the competition. Our growth has remained in the double digits for over 10 years.

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