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Accounts Payable Specialist

Checker Distributors

This is a Full-time position in Maumee, OH posted March 16, 2023.



**Our Accounts Payable position is an hourly, non-exempt position. Starting pay $18.00 based on experience and education levels. Typical hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

The Accounts Payable position is eligible for an attractive benefit package on the 90th day of employment. Benefits include 401k with company match and full medical, dental, and vision insurance package.

Checker Distributors is a family-owned company that has been in business for over 70 years, and is continuing to grow! Don’t get lost in the crowd working for a huge corporation! If you want to work somewhere that you can truly make an impact, this is the place for you! Many of our employees have worked here long-term, because they enjoy the casual atmosphere and culture of caring leadership! Checker consistently evolves to keep up with an ever-changing business environment, creating stability and growth for our workforce! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work somewhere that you will be able to truly enjoy your job!

Job purpose

To be successful in this role, the Accounts Payable Specialist must accurately compile and meticulously maintain accounts payable records. The Accounts Payable Specialist must possess the ability to work in a fast-paced, challenging environment which requires flexibility in changing priorities at a moment’s notice. The position requires an individual who is a lateral thinker, a quick learner who can apply logic and accounting theory to accounting procedures and processes.

The essential duties and responsibilities; knowledge, skills and abilities; physical demands; and work environment are representative of those that must be performed satisfactorily, must be met, or will be encountered with this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Timely and accurate keying of invoices using a three-way match process
  • Process drop ship invoices and reconciling freight charges to invoice customers
  • Accurately maintain all accounts payable reports, spreadsheets, and corporate accounts payable files in accordance with company policy
  • Promptly answer vendor inquiries
  • Reconcile vendor statements to ensure account is current and resolving discrepancies with vendors
  • Correspond with other departments to resolve vendor issues
  • Participate in process improvement initiatives
  • General clerical duties such as filing, answering phones, etc.
  • Sort and distribute incoming and outgoing mail daily
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor


Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED
  • College level accounting coursework or an Associate’s degree in Accounting preferred
  • Minimum of three year of hands-on Accounting experience in Accounts Payable

Other Skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft products, including Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to articulate and convey both in verbal and written forms
  • Strong time management and organization skills
  • Intermediate understanding of accounting principles
  • Ability to work accurately and effectively under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, as well as with teams
  • Ability to demonstrate good common sense and sound judgment
  • Ability to use 10-key calculator for a variety of accounting functions
  • Ability to maintain confidentially
  • Ability to perform mathematical computations, such as, but not limited to, percentages, fractions, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Ability to follow Checker policies and procedures
  • Maintains a dependable attendance record

Working conditions

Typical office work environment, which is usually quiet. Required to operate a personal computer, photocopy machine, facsimile machine, calculator, telephone, etc.

Physical requirements

The Accounts Payable Specialist must be able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds routinely, walk, stand, bend, and/or sit for long periods of time, open filing cabinets, use hands/fingers to handle, feel and to manipulate keys on a keyboard, and stand on a stool as necessary. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, listen and speak clearly. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Current and valid driver’s license preferred.