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Accounts Payable Clerk Sr

20013388 Requisition #

Thank you for your interest in Waste Management. In response to COVID-19, we will be conducting our review process through creative solutions. Your patience and flexibility is appreciated as our process may involve virtual solutions and take longer than normal. Interview process and timing may be delayed and will vary by site. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength.  WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.



I. Job Summary

Ensures that all accounts are properly paid, using established guidelines, and that all invoices are posted to provide accurate management reports.  Shows leadership capabilities in their daily work including verification of processes, resolving escalated issues, and identifying ongoing process improvements.  The Senior Accounts Payable Associate will have the opportunity to grow professionally within the organization.


II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily or above.

- Reviews payable invoices for accuracy and reviews for 3-way matches associated to the purchase order submitted for authorization of purchase.

- Manages verification process and approves processing of non-Purchase Order invoices.

- Corresponds or communicates with external vendors, corporate office, and others to correct or modify invoices received. Resolves escalated issues with vendors

 - Corresponds or communicates with external vendors, corporate office, and others to onboard new suppliers and vendors on the accounts payable system (Coupa).

 - Partner with the purchasing group in order to accurately assess and set up external vendors with the appropriate qualifications in the accounts payable system.

 - Corresponds or communicates with internal field offices when necessary to assist in invoice processing and payment issues.

- Codes payable invoices with correct general ledger codes to ensure proper entry into Accounting system.

- On a monthly basis, produces reports for month-end processing to ensure an accurate accounting of all invoices outstanding at month-end. Balances reports with the corresponding general ledger accounts, including identification of any potential errors.

- Assists with the data entry of general journal entries when it is requested or required for balancing account.

- Cover for AP Clerk duties from time to time.

- Other minor duties may be assigned.



III. Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory duties.


IV. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.


A. Education and Experience

- Education: College Degree (Bachelors or higher)

- Experience: Five years previous experience (in addition to education requirement).


B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

- None required.


C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

- Excellent customer service rapport

- Effective Communication skills with different levels of management and suppliers

- Strong attention to detail

- Quick learner

- Team Player

- Ability to problem solve

- Easily adapts to new situations and assignments

- Self starter

- Able to multitask and prioritize

- Working knowledge of Excel, Outlook and other Microsoft Office products

- Knowledge of Oracle and/or Coupa a plus

- Accounting knowledge, key concepts, accounting coding, journal entries and financial statements

- Legally able to work in the United States


V. Hybrid work environment

 - Some local office presence (Kirkland, WA) will be required along with a home office setting.

Normal setting for this job is: office setting and/or landfill/outdoor.

At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability.  As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more!  Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days.  Please note that benefits may vary by site.


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