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Accounts Payable Specialist

Location: Wichita, Kansas
Department: Lift Truck Center
Posted: 01-31-2018
Location Name: Lift Truck Center, Inc.
Wage Max: 38,000.00
Wage Min: 36,000.00
Position Type: Full time
Shift: Standard

Title: Accounting Specialist

Reports To: Accounting Manager

Department: Finance--Accounting

Status: Non-Exempt

Date Evaluated: June 2015



Manage accounts payable.  Process various tax returns.  Manage intricate and very detailed spreadsheets.  Create specialized reports for management and other departments.  Handle DOT compliance.


Essential Functions

  • Accounts payable management.
  • Maintain Floor Plan accounts with large vendors.
  • Manage warranty credits and receivables. 
  • Compile and process vendor statements.
  • Handle vendor account setups, process credit applications, issue W-9’s and respond to vendor requests.
  • Reconcile selected general ledger accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare special worksheets and workbooks in Excel, such as Sales Tax, BMIS and Floor Plan worksheets.
  • Ensure annual Department of Transportation compliance in Kansas and Missouri.
  • Assemble quarterly International Fuel Tax Association returns, Missouri Battery and Tire Tax returns and miscellaneous returns and governmental reports.
  • Prepare journal entries.
  • Deposit funds for all bank accounts.


Other Functions

  • Primary functional backup for payroll processing.
  • Assist Accounts Receivable.
  • Support management as needed.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Access.
  • Proficient in other Microsoft Office applications.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounts payable and general ledger systems and procedures.
  • Willingness to learn specialized software and operate vendor portals.
  • Intermediate knowledge of financial chart of accounts and accounting procedures.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving abilities.
  • Process work with accuracy and with strong attention to detail.
  • Work effectively in a team environment and independently.
  • Complete required documentation and reports in a timely manner.
  • Organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.
  • Maintain confidentiality and process confidential information discreetly.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate and follow instructions effectively and to provide information to coworkers and other departments with ordinary courtesy and tact.
  • Demonstrate openness to new procedures, technology and structure.
  • Maintain high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • Identify what needs to be done and take action without being asked.



Minimum of nine hours of college accounting or Associates degree required.


Work Experience

Requires three years previous accounting-related experience, skills or knowledge.