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Graybar Part-Time Accounts Payable Specialist in St Louis, Missouri

Make a difference.

As an Accounts Payable Specialist, you will safeguard Company assets by following proper accounting procedures to ensure accurate and timely review, audit and payment of vendor invoices and employee reimbursements, and act as liaison in managing the Company’s relationship with its suppliers by providing excellent customer service.

This part-time position is 15-19 hours hours a week on a hybrid schedule (in the office one week, at home two weeks). Working hours are between 7am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

In this role you will:

  • Handle high volume of electronic and verbal communications with suppliers and internal departments regarding invoice payment inquiries, discrepancy disputes, cash discount terms, and other matters, in a timely and professional manner.

  • Monitor a variety of Accounts Payable email queues; research, respond and/or escalate as needed.

  • Determine correct vendor numbers, payment dates, and cash discount rates and amounts for supplier invoices presented via workflow for research and resolution. Identify and reconcile any variances between the purchase order and supplier invoice.

  • Assist suppliers with payment portal setup and questions.

  • Impact profitability by resolving debit balance issues with suppliers.

  • Review and process supplier invoices requiring complex cost allocations and process a variety of manual payment requests (i.e., down payments to suppliers).

  • Audit expenses for state tax charges and accrue as needed.

  • Identify improvement opportunities and assist in implementing improvements.

    What you bring to the table:

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in Accounts Payable

  • 4 year degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Marketing or Business Administration preferred

  • Experience with SAP; intermediate Excel skills

  • Understanding of debits and credits as related to Accounts Payable

  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently or as a member of a team

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask to effectively prioritize and manage workflow

  • Ability to deal with confidential information, including internal and external data and communications

  • Strong multitasker; able to perform effectively under conditions of fluctuating workload and meet deadlines

  • Ability to assess a problem and promptly resolve it or escalate as needed

  • Able to clearly and concisely communicate via phone, email and in person

    Why should you join Graybar?

    At Graybar, our employees are the heart and soul of our company. We believe that employees with diverse perspectives bring the ideas and innovative thinking we need to solve our biggest challenges and compete in an ever-changing world. Consistent with our values, we welcome people from all backgrounds, cultures and experiences into our company because we believe it’s the right thing to do and the right way to run our business. We want each of our employees to know that they matter and to feel a sense of belonging, ownership and inclusion at Graybar. We believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect, and we work to build a collaborative environment where our employees have the opportunity to grow, learn and make a difference, both as individuals and as part of the team.

That’s what our employee ownership culture is all about: working as one team and moving forward together, while honoring the unique value each person brings to our company.

Apply now and find out what’s next for you.

Whether you are just starting your career or have years of experience, you will be proud to work for a thriving company with a solid foundation. Come see why Graybar is continually ranked as a top employer across the country.

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Graybar, a Fortune 500 company, specializes in supply chain management services, and is a leading North American distributor of high quality components, equipment, and materials. We serve the construction market, the commercial, institutional, and government (CIG) market, and the industrial and utility markets. Graybar products and services support new construction, infrastructure updates, building renovation, facility maintenance, repair and operations, and original equipment manufacturing.