An Accountant who specialises in Accounts Payable performs all tasks relating to the efficient processing and maintenance of Accounts Payable transactions. To enter this profession, an Accountant must have knowledge of general accounting procedures, relevant computer applications and ideally, one to three years experience in Accounts Payable and general accounting.
Typical daily tasks of an Accountant in Accounts Payable include:
- reviewing invoices and cheque requests
- establishing invoices for payment
- processing cheque requests
- reconciliation of payments
- monitoring of accounts
- producing monthly reports
An Accountant in Accounts Payable generally requires good organisational and prioritising skills, thorough attention to detail and accuracy, awareness of confidentiality and security issues and clear, dependable communication skills.
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