Accounts Payable Clerk
A non-clinical accounts payable clerk handles invoices and bill payments to vendors who fall outside of the medical arena, including vendors who supply utilities, food supplies, cleaning supplies, lighting fixtures, parking lot plowing and other such products and services.
To be successful in this position, a non-clinical accounts payable clerk will:
- Review invoices from vendors for accuracy and validity.
- Process payments and write checks for vendor invoices.
- Charge expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording entries.
- Follow up on invoices that are expected, but haven’t been received promptly.
- Provide information for monthly P&L and accounts payable reports.
- Disburses petty cash, as needed, by recording the entry and verifying vendor documentation.
- Enter and update approved vendor information in the medical facility’s accounting database.
Qualifications and Education
- At least three years of experience with accounts payable, preferably in the healthcare industry.
- Associates/Bachelors degree in Accounting/Finance preferred.
- Knowledge of accounts payable practices and medical office procedures.
- Knowledge of coding and Group policies on accounts payable.
- Ability to examine documents for accuracy and completeness.
- Ability to work effectively with co-workers as a team member.
- Ability to communicate clearly.
- Additional appropriate education may be substituted for two years of accounts payable experience.
Although this position doesn’t require direct contact with the public, accounts payable clerks are expected to conduct themselves professionally in both their appearance and their behavior, especially when as it relates to telephone and communication etiquette.