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Accounts Payable Clerk in Chicago, IL at Muscular Dystrophy Association

Date Posted: 10/20/2018

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    Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Position Description:

An Accounts Payable Clerk is an organized professional supporting administrative functions of the Accounts Payable department. The AP Clerk reports to the Accounts Payable Manager and works closely with all levels of the MDA Team.


  • Input invoices into accounting system.
  • Fulfill check copy requests, check to see if checks have been reconciled; obtain copies from bank sites for field offices.
  • Keep track and prepare journal books throughout the year.
  • Process manual checks.
  • Respond to vendors and field offices as necessary regarding problems, questions, or concerns.
  • Provide print outs of Account/Vendor history to staff when necessary.
  • Post journals and requisitions throughout the month for the monthly closing.
  • TIN Match Tax ID numbers for New Vendors in the IRS website.
  • Enter the New Vendors into Financial System.
  • Make changes to vendor information in financial system, requested by field offices (addresses, payments terms, Class ID’s) and maintenance of the Vendor Master file.
  • Review invoices to make sure all the information is accurate and the documentation is in order to justify payment with proper approvals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Analytical: Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Detail minded:  Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; monitor own work to ensure quality and organization.  Strong attention to detail while multitasking.
  • Computer Skills: Advanced level proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs, ability to learn and adapt to new technologies.
  • Customer Service:  Prioritizes internal and external interactions and responds appropriately.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent or Associate’s Degree (in Accounting or Business preferred) and two years of experience required.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite products (experience with Great Plains preferred) and 10-Key required.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality on sensitive issues.
  • Strong oral and written communication to interface with all levels of MDA employees.

MDA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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