A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO HIRING AN AP CLERK
Accounts Payable (AP) Clerk Job Description
We are looking for a skilled Accounts Payable Clerk to be responsible for processing all invoices received for payment and for undertaking the payment of all creditors in an accurate, efficient and timely manner.
Accounts Payable Clerk Responsibilities
Process accounts and incoming payments in compliance with financial policies and procedures
Perform day to day financial transactions, including verifying, classifying, computing, posting and recording accounts receivables’ data
Prepare bills, invoices and bank deposits
Reconcile the accounts receivable ledger to ensure that all payments are accounted for and properly posted.
Verify discrepancies by and resolve clients’ billing issues
Facilitate payment of invoices due by sending bill reminders and contacting clients
Generate financial statements and reports detailing accounts receivable status
Accounts Payable Clerk Requirements
Proven working experience as Accounts Payable Clerk (or Account receivable clerk)
Solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting payable principles
Proven ability to calculate, post and Manage accounting figures and financial records
Data entry skills along with a knack for numbers
Hands-on experience with spreadsheets and proprietary software
Proficiency in English and in MS Office
Customer service orientation and negotiation skills
High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
BS degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration
How to Hire a Accounts Payable Clerk
The interview process provides hiring managers and professionals the opportunity to assess the candidates for these high-achieving qualities. In addition, HR professionals can delve deep into topics related to the candidate’s education, experience, and skills.
Ask your AP Clerk candidates the following compelling interview questions to start the discussion:
Describe a time when you resolved a discrepancy.
How have you used software in accounting?
You discover that the company has a delinquent account?
What is more important in this position, accuracy, or efficiency?
What documents do you expect to work within this role?
In the end, there are numerous AP Clerks interview questions you could ask. So don’t limit your questions to these five. Ask the candidate questions tailored to your specific business to see whether they could perform well in your company or whether or not they would be an excellent cultural fit.
AP Clerks Salary
The average salary for a Account Payable Clerk is $47,527.
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