Accounting Specialist (Accounts Payable)

SER Metro-Detroit

About the organization

Since 1971, SER Metro-Detroit has consistently maintained a high-performance record in the skills training and placement of consumers into unsubsidized employment in the private sector and in providing employers with a diverse, qualified workforce. The means by which our mission of cultivating a qualified, skilled and adaptable workforce for metropolitan Detroit and the global economy is reflected in our name: Service, Employment, and Redevelopment. SER Metro-Detroit works to give each consumer of services the resources needed to create a life of self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment. SER program mix includes: literacy and education, job readiness skills training, occupational skills training, vocational skills training, job seeker and employer services, welfare reform programming, economic and community development, employment, and extensive youth programming. The services delivery system includes the active participation of the public and private sectors, education, and government.


1. Adheres to the mission of SER Metro-Detroit and Subsidiaries.
2. Maintains Vendor Accounts, ensuring timely and accurate payment of all company obligations.
3. Performs a variety of accounting tasks involved in the processing of accounts payable. Duties included but not limited to coding, data entry, and cutting checks. Ensuring inclusion of necessary documentation, posting of information to the general ledger and generating of required reports.
4. Reconciles assigned accounts; troubleshoots and resolves reconciliation problems.
5. Responds to inquiries and requests for information from employees and/or vendors; conducts research as needed.
6. Contributes to the team effort by performing other duties as assigned.



1. Associate’s degree in accounting or related field.
2. More than 3 years’ experience in accounts payable and clerical accounting experience in a related field.
3. Skills necessary to effectively coordinate and review their work.
4. Excellent oral and written communications skills.
5. Computer skills necessary to maintain accounts payable records and produce related reports with proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access).
6. Interpersonal skills necessary to request and provide information to employees and business representatives.
7. Analytical ability to detect and resolve errors in accounts payable.
8. Mental ability to handle pressures related to meeting deadlines, completing tasks requiring concentration and attention to detail and dealing with confidential and/or highly sensitive issues.
9. Physical ability to occasionally sit in one position for extended periods of time when data entering information.
10. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule as evening and/or weekend work hours may be occasionally required.
11. Must possess a valid Driver's License and provide automobile liability insurance.
12. Must have access to reliable transportation in order to travel within service area.
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