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Accounts Payable Specialist 691 CLOSED

Are you a high-performing accounting professional tired of slogging through day-to-day debits and credits without any clear vision for how your work connects to the bigger picture?  Have you dreamed about how your background in the accounting profession could lead to future opportunities to build your own business or provide advisory services to the entrepreneurial community?  At Partner, building a culture that is truly a “Best Home for Talented Professionals” means being able to connect the daily business decisions of our stakeholders to their financial performance in a timely and meaningful way – and our growing business demands greater insights each day.

We currently have a unique opportunity to join our market-leading environmental and engineering consulting firm in a role with access to executive leadership and immediate direct impact to the bottom line of the organization.  Partner’s corporate values of expertise, teamwork, accountability and entrepreneurship dictate that the right team member for this job will be one who can thrive in a dynamic environment; the ability to self-start, manage competing priorities, and offer actionable insight to business leaders is imperative. 


Essential Duties & Tasks

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, including:

  • Continually improving the effectiveness of the A/P function, including recruitment, training, and mentoring of A/P staff; communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders to the A/P function; understanding the risks associated with the A/P cycle and actively working to mitigate those risks
  • Assisting with management of the month-end close cycle to ensure the fastest and most accurate financial data
  • Identifying and implementing opportunities for improvement to existing processes
  • Ensuring financial records comply with company policies, bank compliance requirements and GAAP professional standards
  • Assisting with additional special projects as assigned by the Controller or CFO


What You Will Get (Benefits)

  • Daily impact on a market-leading and rapidly-growing company
  • Company-sponsored medical, dental and vision plans with most cost covered
  • 401k plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Reasonable hours
  • Corporate sponsored wellness initiatives, including yoga, fresh fruit, and race fee reimbursements
  • Generous vacation and holiday policy
  • Fun and friendly culture


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

The successful candidate for this position will possess the following attributes:

  • Well-organized, detail oriented, and able to handle a dynamic work environment
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and web browsers
  • Resourcefulness and ability to self-start



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance preferred; experience in lieu of education will be considered
  • Experience in a managerial or supervisory role


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to read, write, speak & comprehend English
  • Must be able to communicate clearly in person and over the telephone
  • Visual acuity adequate to perform job duties, including reading information from printed sources and computer screen
  • Requires frequent bending, reaching, standing, walking, sitting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout the work shift.


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


Torrance, CA