Job: Accounts Payable Clerk

Berkshire Bank
99 North St

Company Description:
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Job Title:
Accounts Payable Clerk
Salary Range:Location:
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeAccounting/Finance/Auditing
Education Level:Work Experience:
Bachelor's Degree
Division:             Finance
Department:       Accounting
Reports to:         AVP, Assistant Controller-Operations
Status:               Non-Exempt
Grade:                6
Location:            99 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

Responsible for maintaining and administrating accounts payable, managing vendor relationships, posting financial transactions, maintaining expense schedules and balancing various general ledger accounts.  

Key Accountabilities:
Creates and processes vouchers and pay cycles.  Responsibilities include but not limited to: properly coding invoices, verifying timely approvals, creating checks, managing payments and balancing invoice batches for multiple business units across the organization. Will serve as a liaison between bank and vendors.     50%

Updates and maintains vendor database. Enters all new vendor requests into accounts payable system.  Ensures each new vendor has Form W-9 on file, sets up vendors with electronic payments and checks against the OFAC/SDN list prior to adding.  Reviews current vendors throughout year to ensure files are current and up to date.     20%

Posts financial transactions, reconciles entries and internal ledgers to financial reporting system.  Prepares monthly account reconciliations for selected accounts and performs general ledger research.  Supports the preparation of standard and ad hoc management reports through information verification, proofreading, assemble and other related activities.  10%

Assists with the preparation and distribution of Form 1099 at year end, reconciles vendor statements, assists with audits and expense reports. Maintains electronic records of the department.   Ensures that departmental documents are appropriately filed, labeled and stored.  10%

Performs duties updating payment schedules, balancing, providing backup to Accounting staff.  Provides internal customer service to other departments within the Bank and other special projects as assigned.    10%

Ensures compliance with all banking laws, rules, regulations, and prescribed policies/practices/procedures necessary to reduce risk and uphold ethical standards related to and required by one’s duties.

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience.

1-3 years’ experience in general accounting.
Some banking experience preferred.
PeopleSoft experience a plus.

Skills & Knowledge:
Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
Strong general ledger knowledge
Proficient in MS Office applications.
Strong oral/written communications, analytical & interpersonal skills

Berkshire Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.