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Accounts Payable Specialist 563 CLOSED


Partner Engineering and Science, Inc is seeking an experience Accounts Payable Specialist in our Torrance (HQ) office to support our accounting team with daily AP functions. This person should have at least 1-2 years of accounting experience.



  • Process all payables entries insuring accuracy and proper account coding;
  • Schedule and perform check runs and/or ACH payments consistent with vendor requirements;
  • Process check requests on a daily basis;
  • Assist Accounts Payable Supervisor with month-end and year-end closing activities as needed.


  • Prepare required year-end schedules and reports as needed;
  • Coordinate with the outside audit team and provide assistance as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned by management.


  • Proficiency in Deltek Vision;
  • Proficiency in MS Office with strong command of MS EXCEL functions;
  • Proficiency in and/or peripheral knowledge of Accounts Receivable, MIS processes and general accounting principles;
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to effectively prioritize various tasks;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with both internal and external clients;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Research skills with ability to follow through to resolve problem situations;



  • Analytical thinking – Breaks down problems and issues into components; analyzes the costs, benefits, opportunities and risks associated with each alternative solution.
  • Client focus – Responds to client requests courteously and in a timely manner. Communicates with clients to ensure that they are satisfied and that their needs are being met.
  • Communication – Organizes and expresses ideas and information clearly, using appropriate and efficient methods of conveying the information.
  • Quality of Work – Demonstrates concern for the accuracy and quality of work, and takes steps to learn from and correct mistakes, improving the overall product.
  • Handling difficult issues – Manages difficult issues and confrontational situations with a clear head, finding the solution most beneficial to all concerned.



  • Education:           Associates Degree preferred in Accounting or a related field; equivalent work

                                experience in accounts payable may be substituted for education requirement.

  • Certification:      None.
  • Experience:        1 – 2 years of accounting experience desired



  • Accuracy and timeliness of work
  • Knowledge and application of GL and accounting principles in performance of daily tasks
  • Ability to work unsupervised and problem solve without support
  • Ability to diffuse potentially confrontational situations and create win-win solutions



  • Communications:             Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently
  • Hearing:                               Adequate to perform job duties in person or over the phone
  • Speaking:                            Must be able to communicate clearly in person and over the phone
  • Vision:                                  Visual acuity adequate to perform job duties, including reading information from printed sources and computer screens
  • Physical:
    • Frequent bending, reaching, standing, walking, squatting and sitting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout the work shift
    • Manual dexterity to operate equipment and perform manual responsibilities
    • Some lifting may be required on occasion, help will be provided if needed



                                                                We will consider qualified applicants who have criminal histories in a manner consistent with the law.

Torrance, CA