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Accounts Payable Specialist in Ann Arbor, MI at ProQuest

Date Posted: 2/12/2018

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ProQuest – Who we are…

The ProQuest Mission: Better research. Better learning, Better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world. 

ProQuest supports the efforts of students and researchers across the globe. Providing important research tools and curating treasure troves of content has helped ProQuest to become an industry leader in the Information Services market.



Accounts Payable Specialist



What will I be doing?


The Accounts Payable Specialist maintains quality relationships with vendors through timely and effective Accounts Payable processing. 



In this position, you will also..


• Work directly with Financial Analysts to resolve cost center questions and with General Ledger Accountants for balance sheet accounts.  

• Maintain the relationship between Accounts Payable and General Ledger.

• Enter invoices in Oracle Accounts Payable System while following designated procedures to check approval authority or PO status.

• Analyze general ledger accounts and maintain account reconciliations.

• Analyze invoices to understand what is being paid and confirm proper coding, sales tax applicability, and IRS reporting relevancy.

• Work with the procurement department to resolve purchase order/invoice discrepancies and provide feedback about invoices processed without a PO to ensure companywide compliance with policies.

• Interact with various employees in different departments in a professional manner to resolve invoice approval and coding questions or corporate purchasing.

• Maintain an excellent relationship with AP vendors through timely invoice processing and account analysis to find open payments.

• Enter and understands royalty invoices that come through as manual items as well as mass feeds.

• Determine if tax forms provided by vendors meet IRS standards and understands when to apply withholding on invoices.

• Maintain excellent files through timely mail distribution, organized files on the desk, and consistent storage of completed invoices and expense reports; this includes proper tracking on various department spreadsheets.

• Handle various projects and tasks such as data analysis, process improvements and reconciliations.

• Engage in department meetings to gain understanding of processes, make suggestions and build relationships.



Three Reasons you should apply...

1. You want to gain experience in an environment that provides opportunity for growth

2. You would be able to work hands on with enterprise level accounting systems

3. You are looking for excellent work life balance in a fast pace environment 



This job may not be a fit if...

1. You prefer a static schedule 

2. You avoid change

3. Attention to detail is not your strong suite 



Qualified Candidates must have…

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

• Ability to analyze data for trends and errors.

• Strong attention to detail.

• Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.

• Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to collaborate in a team environment as well as work independently.

• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft suite of products, with expertise in Excel.



Superstar Candidates will ALSO have…

• Experience in accounting-related role.

• Working knowledge of systems used at ProQuest (i.e.: Oracle).



More to love about becoming a PQ employee!

• We offer professional development opportunities with a significant focus on learning

• We hold fun on-site events

• Our employee population is smart and highly collaborative

• We have a relaxed dress code… yes, that means blue jeans (and not just on Fridays!)

• All our employees have access to ProQuest research products including e-books, genealogy and academic journals



At ProQuest, we work hard and have fun doing it. If you take pride in providing Gold Star Financial Services please consider joining our talented team!!





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