Accounts Payable Specialist

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  • Invoice Processing
  • Bank Reconciliation
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  • SAP Products
  • General Ledger
  • Financial Analysis
  • Invoicing
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  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • SAP
  • Oracle Financials
  • QuickBooks
  • NetSuite
  • Peachtree
  • Oracle Financial
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Oracle
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Oracle NetSuite
  • Zoho Books
  • FreshBooks
  • Wave
  • Wave Accounting
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Your Name
Accounts Payable Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Senior Accounts Payable Specialist
Leveraged financial accounting skills to identify $15k in invoice discrepancies, resulting in significant cost savings
Coordinated Accounts Payable process, overseeing an average of $1M in monthly transactions, enhancing process efficiency by 30%
Mentored 5 junior staff members on account reconciliation and SAP ERP systems, thereby boosting team productivity by 40%
IBM June 2018 - December 2021
Accounts Payable Associate
Executed swift invoice processing, handling nearly 300 invoices weekly, reducing payment time by 25%
Handled invoice discrepancies valued at approximately $50k, boosting vendor relations and preventing potential financial disputes
Implemented Microsoft Access in data management, saving 10 hours weekly in manual data entry tasks
Bank of America May 2016 - May 2018
Accounting Intern
Streamlined bank reconciliation processes, reducing inaccuracies by 20%
Assisted in generating quarterly financial reports, adhering to all regulatory parameters
Resume Worded University May 2022
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Finance
Served as Member on the Finance Academic Committee
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2016
Bachelor of Science - Accounting
Minored in Business Administration
Awards: Dean’s List 2015 (Top 10%)
Accounting Software: QuickBooks, SAP, Oracle NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics, Zoho Books, FreshBooks, Wave
Microsoft Office Suite: Excel (Advanced user with pivot tables and v-lookups), Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access
Analytics Tools: Tableau, Google Analytics, Power BI
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Accounts Payable Professional (CAPP)
Leadership & Volunteering: Treasurer, Local Community Charity (2018 - Present)
Professional Training: Attended 'Effective Corporate Communication' Workshop, 2020
Projects: Successfully implemented a new invoice management system at Resume Worded, reducing monthly reconciliation time by 30%
Your Name
Finance Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2019 - Present
Finance Analyst
Performed financial analysis on company accounts, identifying tax-saving opportunities of $20k
Leveraged SAP products for financial forecasting contributing to a 15% increase in budgeting accuracy
Utilized advanced Excel skills to automate report generation, saving 5 hours weekly
Apple January 2017 - February 2019
Accounts Payable Specialist
Managed a high volume of invoices, resulting in efficient payment processing and improving vendor relationships
Resolved invoice discrepancies averaging $100k monthly, minimizing financial loss
Streamlined general ledger entries and reconciliations, improving accounting cycle's efficiency by 30%
Resume Worded Institute March 2019
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Completed additional coursework in Forensic Accounting
Resume Worded University December 2016
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Specialization in Finance
Focused on core areas of corporate finance, accounting and investment management
Recipient of RWU Finance Excellence Scholarship
Financial Software: QuickBooks, Oracle Financials, SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, Hyperion
Analysis Tools: MS Excel (Macros, Pivot Tables), MS Access, Tableau, SQL, PowerBI, Bloomberg Terminal
Finance Knowledge: Financial Modeling, Portfolio Management, Risk Assessment, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance
Compliances & Standards: GAAP, IFRS, SOX Compliance, Internal Auditing and control
Certifications: Certification in Corporate Finance (Institute of Corporate Finance, 2022), Certification in Financial Modelling & Valuation (Resume Worded Institute, 2018)
Projects: Lead a cross-departmental project in optimizing payment processing, resulting in 20% decrease in payment errors and faster processing times
Awards: Employee of the Year Award (, 2020), Apple Recognition Award for Outstanding Performance (Apple, 2019)
Volunteering: Financial Analyst Volunteer, Feed My Starving Children - Worked on improving financial efficiency and sustainability of the non-profit organization.
Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Microsoft October 2015 - Present
Streamlined Accounts Receivable operations reducing outstanding debts by 35%
Conducted quarterly auditing, ensuring compliance with financial standards and mitigating risk
Enhanced payroll process efficiency by 40% using SAP ERP, reducing payroll discrepancies
Johnson & Johnson March 2013 - September 2015
Accounts Payable Clerk
Verified and processed over 200 invoices weekly for payment, improving vendor relations
Reconciled account payables with general ledger, ensuring financial data accuracy
Resume Worded University June 2015
Master of Science - Accounting
Focus on Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards
Resume Worded Institute March 2013
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Specialization in Cost and Management Accounting
Accounting Software: QuickBooks, Zoho Books, FreshBooks, Wave Accounting, Xero
Economic Frameworks: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Public Sector Economics, Corporate Finance
Statistical Analysis Tools: MS Excel (Advanced), SPSS, SAS, Python, Stata
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Leadership & Volunteering: Treasurer, Local Non-Profit Organisation (2017-Present), Microsoft Corporate Volunteer Program (2015-2020)
Professional Development: Attended annual Financial Accounting seminars (2016-2020)
Awards: Johnson & Johnson 'Accounting Excellence' Award, 2015
Your Name
Accounts Payable Coordinator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Johnson & Johnson January 2021 - Present
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Managed and processed over $5M of AP invoices monthly, accurately using QuickBooks while adhering to company policies
Implemented an electronic data entry system that accelerated invoice processing by 30%
Led initiative to regularly reconcile vendor statements, reducing discrepancies in general ledger by 20%
Collaborated with cross-functional teams to streamline AP process, resulting in a 25% increase in team efficiency
Reduced late payment incidents by 50% by effectively monitoring and maintaining schedule for all company bill payments
Procter & Gamble June 2018 - December 2020
Accounts Payable Specialist
Developed a comprehensive system for invoice tracking that improved payment timeliness by 35%
Performed daily bank reconciliation, ensuring accuracy in company books and increasing financial reporting accuracy
Assisted in transitioning to Microsoft Dynamics GP resulting in a 20% increase in productivity
Resume Worded March 2015 - May 2018
Accounts Assistant
Improved financial data management by 15% through meticulous entries into the general ledger
Assisted with bi-weekly payroll processing for 500 employees on QuickBooks
Processed 150+ expense reports monthly with high level of accuracy
Resume Worded University June 2018
Master’s Degree in Business Administration - Accounting
Electives: Financial Reporting, Corporate Finance
Resume Worded Institute May 2015
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Passed all four parts of the CPA exam on the first attempt
Accounting Software: QuickBooks, Microsoft Dynamics GP, SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards, Concur
General Office Tools: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Suite
Financial Operations: Accounts Payable processes, Vendor Management, Invoice Processing, Expense Reporting, Financial Reconciliation
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Accounts Payable Professional (CAPP) - 2022
Leadership & Volunteering: Treasurer - Local Chapter of the American Association of Finance and Accounting (2019 - Present)
Continuing Education: Financial Management Strategies Course - 2020
Awards: Employee of the Year - Procter & Gamble - 2019
Your Name
Accounts Payable Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2019 - Present
Accounts Payable Analyst
Steered the implementation of new AP processes, reducing manual data entry by 40%
Achieved a 20% reduction in invoice discrepancies by enacting a rigid account reconciliation process
Oversaw the monthly closure of the AP sub-ledger, ensuring accurate reflection on financial statements
Collaborated with cross-functional teams to build and maintain database of 1000+ vendors
Performed a detailed audit of accounts payable process, identifying and correcting a 10% discrepancy
Unilever October 2015 - February 2019
Accounts Payable Associate
Coordinated weekly payment cycles including checks, ACH, and wire transfers, reducing timely payment incidences by 30%
Streamlined data entry procedures, which saved team 15 hours per week
Performed quarterly audits of the AP department, ensuring compliance with company financial policies
Resume Worded July 2013 - September 2015
Junior Accountant
Maintained records for accounts payable and receivable using Microsoft Dynamics GP
Reduced time spent on bank reconciliations by 10% through the implementation of automated systems
Maintained all financial records in a timely and accurate manner, driving a 15% increase in efficiency
Resume Worded University May 2018
Master of Business Administration - Financial Management
Concentration in Financial Accounting
Resume Worded University May 2013
Bachelor of Science - Accounting and Finance
Minor in Business Administration
Dean's List 2013 (Top 10%)
Software & Tools: Quickbooks, SAP, Oracle Financials, Microsoft Office Suite (Advanced Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Accounting Methods: Accruals, Account Reconciliation, Month-End Close, Financial Statements Analysis
Regulations & Policies: GAAP, Internal Controls, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Financial Compliance
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certificates: Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Volunteering: Financial Advisor for Underprivileged Individuals - Knightsbridge Community Center
Professional Associations: Member - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Courses: Advanced Course in Financial Analysis - London School of Business
Your Name
Accounts Payable Supervisor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Procter & Gamble February 2021 - Present
Accounts Payable Supervisor
Supervised team of 5 in managing and processing $7M in monthly payments, increasing on-time payments by 45%
Introduced a process of analyzing and reviewing accruals which reduced discrepancies by 25%
Improved vendor relations by maintaining frequent and transparent communication, reducing invoice disputes by 20%
Implemented an automated invoice processing system resulting in a 30% reduction in manual entries
Managed an annual budget of $8M, ensuring resources were utilized effectively and efficiently
Resume Worded July 2017 - January 2021
Accounts Payable Analyst
Developed a streamlined invoicing and payment system, resulting in a 25% increase in efficiency
Successfully managed AP for 500+ vendors, ensuring accurate and on-time payments
Meticulously audited AP transactions revealing 15% in company savings June 2014 - June 2017
Accounts Payable Associate
Processed and approved 200+ expense reports monthly, maintaining accuracy and compliance
Investigated and resolved billing disputes, easing vendor relations
Maintained the general ledger, ensuring data accuracy and aiding solid financial reporting
Resume Worded Institute June 2016
Advanced Certification in Accounting and Finance
Graduated with Distinction
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting
Minor in Business Administration
Awards: Dean's List 2013 (Top 10%)
Accounting software: Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks, SAP, NetSuite, FinancialForce, Workday, Oracle ERP, Zoho Books
Regulatory Guidelines: GAAP, IFRS, SOX Compliance
Reporting Tools: Tableau (Intermediate), Power BI (Intermediate)
Other Technical Skills: Accounts Payable Process, Financial Analysis, Financial Reporting, VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Awards: Best Employee, Resume Worded, Q3 2020, AP Excellence Award, Procter & Gamble, Q1 2022
Leadership & Volunteering: Finance Committee Chairman - Local Community Center
Professional Development: Attended workshops - 'Advanced Techniques in Financial Modeling', 'Financial Strategy Optimization'
Your Name
Accounts Payable Processor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2021 - Present
Senior Accounts Payable Processor
Streamlined invoice processing procedures, minimizing errors by 40% and increasing overall efficiency by 35%
Leveraged SAP products to automate data entry, resulting in reduced processing times by 30% and improved accuracy
Conducted rigorous account reconciliation, ensuring improved financial reporting and auditing
Led a team oversees handling outflows, ensuring timely payments and maintaining vendor relationships
Microsoft June 2018 - December 2020
Accounts Payable Associate
Maintained the general ledger, accounting for over $2M in transactions per month with zero discrepancies
Managed accounts receivable, reducing overdue invoices by 50% over a one-year period
Utilized QuickBooks software to keep a track of all transactions, increasing transparency and efficiency
Conducted monthly financial analysis and presented results to management, aiding in budgeting and forecasting May 2016 - June 2018
Accounts Clerk
Handled data entry tasks, ensuring 100% accuracy and adherence to company protocols
Assisted in payroll preparation, processing salaries for more than 250 employees monthly
Managed invoicing process efficiently, reducing late payments by 20%
Resume Worded University May 2016
Master's in Business Administration, Finance
Focus on Financial Management and Advanced Financial Analysis
Resume Worded Academic Center February 2014
Professional Certificate in Accounting and Bookkeeping
Project: Developed a simulated Accounts Payable department showing effective cost management
Awards: Top performer in financial management simulation
Accounting Software: QuickBooks, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Oracle E-Business Suite, SAP, Sage, JD Edwards
Office Software: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Google Suite
Financial Tools: Analytics, Budgeting, Payroll Management, Financial Reporting, Ledger Maintenance
Techniques: Accounts Payable Procedures, Auditing, Account Reconciliation, Vendor Management
Certifications: Certified Bookkeeper (CB) - American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, Certified Accounts Payable Professional (CAPP) - Institute of Finance and Management
Leadership & Volunteering: Finance Mentor - Young Finance Professionals Program, Volunteer Accountant - Local Non-Profit Organization
Continuing Education: Attended Annual Accounting and Finance Conference (2019, 2020, 2021)
Projects: Implemented an improved invoicing system at Microsoft, reducing payment errors by 15%
Your Name
Accounts Payable Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Amazon March 2019 - Present
Senior Accounts Payable Specialist
Improved accounts payable processes through the strategic use of Bluegrass, leading to an increase in productivity by 45%
Used SAP products to automate journal entries, saving 15 hours weekly
Guided associates in proper invoice processing, helped reduce processing times by 60%
Oversaw audit procedures as part of the accounts payable department, resulting in 20% fewer audit errors
Introduced advanced reconciliation methods, improved financial reporting accuracy by 35%
Resume Worded January 2015 - February 2019
Accounts Payable Clerk
Handled the accounts payable for the organization, which included processing over 1000 invoices monthly
Used 10 Key to speed up data entry, increasing efficiency by 25%
Integrated a new payroll system seamlessly, saving the department several man-hours each month
Resume Worded Institute August 2014
Master's in Business Administration - Financial Management
Courses: Strategic Financial Planning, Managerial Decision Making
Resume Worded University May 2010
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Cum Laude Graduate; Minor in Information Systems
Awards: Resume Worded Scholar (Top 5% of the class)
Accounting Software: QuickBooks, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, Sage 50, Xero
Productivity Tools: Microsoft Office Suite (including Excel), Google Suite, JIRA, Slack
Regulatory Compliance: GAAP, IFRS, IRS Tax Compliance, SOX compliance
Data Analysis: Power BI, SAS, SQL, Tableau
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - Awarded 2013
Professional Development: Completed Professional Excel Course to enhance financial modelling skills (2020)
Leadership & Volunteering: Served as Treasurer for Resume Worded Non-Profit Foundation (2015 - Present)
Awards: Received Employee of the Year Award at Resume Worded (2016) for streamlining the accounts payable process
Your Name
Accounts Payable Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE May 2020 - Present
Senior Accounts Payable Analyst
Spearheaded the transition to a digitally automated accounts payable system, increasing departmental efficiency by 40%
Leveraged expertise in financial analysis to provide recommendations on process improvements, resulting in a 30% reduction in late payments
Successfully reduced the monthly account reconciliation time by 50% using advanced Excel pivot tables and vLookup
Skilled in QuickBooks, actively managed account payables, receivables, bank reconciliation, and report generation
Conducted a thorough audit, leading to the identification and correction of a $100k discrepancy
Apple Inc. January 2017 - April 2020
Accounts Payable Associate
Handled over $3M worth of transactions monthly in a timely manner, improving payable to invoice rates by 25%
Used advanced accounting software to ensure complete transparency and accuracy
Trained and mentored 5 new employees in the usage of SAP products, increasing team familiarity and usability by 40%
Resume Worded Institute April 2020
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Completed while working Full-Time at
Resume Worded University December 2016
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Finance
Focus on Management Accounting and Financial Reporting
Finance Software: QuickBooks, Xero, Sage 50, Freshbooks, Wave, Zoho Books
Software: Microsoft Office Suite (Expert), Google Suite
Programming: SQL (Intermediate), Python (Basic)
Techniques: Bookkeeping, Invoicing, Payment Processing, Account Reconciliation, Financial Reporting
Awards: Outstanding Service Award, Apple Inc. (2019)
Leadership & Volunteering: Treasurer, Local Non-Profit Organization (2017-2019)
Courses: Financial Modeling and Forecasting, Coursera (2018)
Projects: Developed cost-saving accounts payable procedures implemented company-wide at
Your Name
Accounts Payable Associate
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2019 - Present
Accounts Payable Associate
Automated invoice processing via SAP products, enhancing workflow and decreasing time spent on each invoice by 30%
Streamlined accounts payable procedures, resulting in a 20% improvement in efficiency
Conducted rigorous account reconciliation, identifying and rectifying $20,000 in accounting errors
Implemented improved data entry practices that raised data accuracy to 99%
Leveraged QuickBooks to monitor and manage $5M in accounts annually January 2017 - May 2019
Junior Accounts Payable Assistant
Support for monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting responsibilities to senior management
Safeguarded company assets by performing routine audits, identifying discrepancies worth $10,000
Improved the accuracy of invoicing by diligently managing the general ledger and reconciling accounts each month
Resume Worded University June 2016
Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance
Concentration in Accounting
Awards: Dean's List 2015 (Top 10%)
Resume Worded Institute May 2017
Certificate in Advanced Microsoft Excel
Completed part-time along with Junior Accounts Payable Assistant role at
Skills learnt: Conditional Formatting, PivotTables, Macros
Financial Softwares: QuickBooks, NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics GP, SAP, Xero, Zoho Books
Microsoft Office: Excel(Advanced), Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
Accounting Skills: Accounts Payable, Invoicing, Reconciliation, Financial Reports, General Ledger, Expense Reports
Other Skills: Data Entry, Typing Speed: 80 WPM, Customer Service, Billing, Inventory Control
Certifications: Certified Accounts Payable Associate (CAPA) - American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers
Awards: Employee of the Month, (February 2018, November 2018, March 2019)
Volunteering: Provided financial literacy workshops to community groups, local schools, and businesses – Resume Worded Community Outreach Program (2019-2021)
Professional Development: Attended Webinar: ‘Maximising ERP Systems for Accounts Payable’ (July 2021)
Your Name
Accounts Receivable Clerk
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Microsoft April 2020 - Present
Accounts Receivable Clerk
Managed Accounts Receivable for $1.5M client portfolio, reducing past due collections by 25%
Implemented Concur expense management, streamlining expense report processes and saving 10 hours per week
Provided key assistance with quarterly and annual financial reporting adhering to GAAP standards
Performed daily bank reconciliation, ensuring a 100% match with company records
Developed a streamlined process for journal entries resulting in a 15% efficiency gain
Deloitte August 2017 - March 2020
Accounts Payable Officer
Processed average invoice volume of 500+ per month using Microsoft Dynamics GP
Delivered comprehensive aid to financial analysis activities resulting in substantial savings
Provided support to month-end payroll with zero error rates over 2 years
Resume Worded Institute April 2020
Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Intensive course focusing on financial planning, decision support, control, and professional ethics
Resume Worded University May 2017
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Focus on cost accounting, income tax, and auditing
Awards: Dean's List 2016 (Top 10%)
Accounting and Financial Software: QuickBooks, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle, SAP Accounting, FreshBooks, Wave Accounting
Computer Skills: MS Excel (Advanced), MS Office
Tax Software: TurboTax, H&R Block, TaxAct, TaxSlayer
Miscellaneous: Data Entry Management, Time Management, Account Reconciliation, GAAP
Certifications: QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor
Professional Affiliations: Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Volunteering: Financial advisor - Resume Worded Community Center
Continuing Education: Participated in ongoing training in accounting software, tax laws, and regulatory updates
Your Name
Payroll Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Oracle November 2018 - Present
Payroll Specialist
Managed payroll processing for more than 2000 staff, maintaining accuracy and on-time payouts
Instituted a company-wide accruals system that cut financial data processing time by 40%
Completed monthly bank reconciliation, achieving a significant reduction in time spent on error identification
Implemented the Concur expense system, reducing time spent on expense report preparation by 15%
Lead annual auditing process, delivering comprehensive financial compliance
Resume Worded June 2016 - October 2018
Accounts Payable Associate
Processed and posted 200+ journal entries per month with 100% accuracy
Managed invoicing and account reconciliation for up to $500k per month
Assisted company-wide transition to Microsoft Dynamics GP, leading to a 30% increase in invoice processing speed
Resume Worded Institute June 2016
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)
Certification program focused on compliance, processes, and best practices in payroll management
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance
Specialization in Corporate Finance and Accounting
Dean's List 2012, 2013
Payroll Systems: Oracle Payroll, ADP Workforce, Paychex, Quickbooks, Microsoft Excel (Advanced)
Compliance: FLSA, SOX compliance, ACA requirements, Payroll tax, Compensation and benefits
Financial Skills: General ledger, Account reconciliation, Financial reporting, Budgeting and forecasting, Cost analysis, Invoice processing
Certifications: Certified Microsoft Excel Specialist (2019), ADP Certified Payroll Specialist (2017)
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) - Provided free tax help to low income families (2015 - Present)
Projects: Led Oracle payroll system implementation, transitioning the company from ADP and reducing payroll processing time by 30%
Your Name
Accounts Payable Supervisor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Accounts Payable Supervisor
Consolidated Accounts Payable (AP) function, reducing invoice processing time by 30% through the implementation of Concur system, improving the efficiency of the department.
Enhanced financial transparency by streamlining monthly intercompany reconciliation process, resulting in 25% faster month-end closings.
Managed an 8-person AP team, with a focus on mentoring junior staff, which led to 10% increase in team productivity.
Overhauled the AP monthly accrual process by implementing the usage of General Ledger, which decreased errors by 15%.
Led 1099 preparation and ensured compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act, eliminating potential fines and penalties. June 2018 - December 2021
Accounts Payable Team Lead
Spearheaded a cross-departmental initiative for the reconciliation of 500+ vendor accounts, leading to a 20% reduction in discrepancies.
Implemented a more efficient invoice coding system via Microsoft Dynamics GP, which accelerated payment process by 25%
Used QuickBooks to review and prepare journal entries and account reconciliations which improved financial reporting accuracy.
Coordinated the transition of paper-based invoicing to an automated system, resulting in 30% time savings and and a 40% reduction in paperwork.
Coca-Cola May 2015 - May 2018
Senior Accounts Payable Clerk
Played a key role in maintaining Accounts Receivable (AR) records, resulting in a 15% increase in timely receivables.
Improved the monthly financial closing process by refining the usage of account reconciliation strategies.
Utilized financial analysis to prepare monthly forecasts and budgets, contributing to a 20% boost in company savings.
Resume Worded University December 2017
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Concentration in Finance
Selected as member of Resume Worded's elite business honors society due to top 5% class ranking
Resume Worded University May 2015
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Recipient of Accounting Excellence Award
Accounting Softwares: QuickBooks, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, Sage, Xero
Reporting and Analysis: Cash Flow Analysis, Cost Analysis, Financial Forecasting, Financial Statement Analysis, Income Statements, Financial Modeling
Regulatory Compliance: GAAP, IFRS, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Internal Auditing, Corporate Tax Laws
Office Tools: Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), Google Workspace, CRM
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Certified Management Accountant (CMA) - Institute of Management Accountants
Professional Affiliations: American Accounting Association, National Association of Accountants
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor - Resume Worded University’s Accounting Society, Treasurer - Local Rotary Club
Conferences & Workshops: Participated in 'Latest Trends in Accounting' Workshop, Attended 'Finance in the Digital Age' Conference
Your Name
Accounts Payable Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Accounts Payable Manager
Designed and rolled out a revised AP workflow utilizing Concur, which increased department efficiency by 33%.
Honed financial reporting processes by instituting new General Ledger methodologies, cutting down month-end closing time by 20%.
Managed and developed a diverse team of 10 accounts payable specialists, galvanizing team productivity by 15%.
Instituted stricter controls for 1099 preparation, leading to firm compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Realized a 20% reduction in invoice discrepancies by revamping the bank reconciliation process. July 2016 - December 2021
Senior Accounts Payable Specialist
Introduced advanced financial analysis strategies that improved budgeting accuracy by 30%.
Oversaw and streamlined the electronic conversion of 600+ vendor payments, which cut costs by 15%.
Centralized payroll processing for 300+ employees improving accuracy levels and reducing payroll errors by 10%.
Pioneered the implementation of QuickBooks for better transaction recording and financial reporting.
IBM April 2010 - June 2016
Accounts Payable Clerk
Revamped the AR process, resulting in a 20% quicker receivables turnaround.
Implemented highly efficient account reconciliation procedures, which increased accuracy by 15%.
Enhanced transparency of purchase ledger transactions leading to an overall improvement in the audit process.
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2016
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Financial Management
Specialization in Corporate Financial Strategies
Resume Worded University May 2010
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Minors in Business Administration
Awards: Merit Scholarship winner (Top 5% of class)
Software & Tools: Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), QuickBooks, SAP, Oracle Financials, Zoho Books
Financial Reporting: Budgeting, Forecasting, Tax Preparation, Auditing, Project Management, Risk Management
Accounting Principles: GAAP, IFRS, Accrual Accounting, Cash Flow Management, Balance Sheet Reconciliation
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA, 2015), Certified Management Accountant (CMA, 2010)
Membership: Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Member, Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
Volunteering: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Trainer for financial literacy programs for youths
Your Name
Accounts Payable Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Accounts Payable Analyst
Managed cash flow and forecasted budget by analyzing account trends, resulting in a 20% increase in company liquidity.
Oversaw monthly AP accruals and implemented a more stringent auditing process, leading to improvements in balance sheet accuracy.
Facilitated a 30% reduction in overdue payments by implementing a stricter follow-up regime on outstanding invoices.
Successfully processed payroll for over 200 employees ensuring all payments are accurate and timely.
Implemented use of the more robust Microsoft Dynamics GP for AP, leading to a 10% reduction in system-related errors. July 2017 - December 2021
Accounts Payable Team Lead
Masterminded a new invoice processing system, reducing time taken by 25%.
Leveraged QuickBooks to streamline financial reports, improving overall transparency in finance management.
Managed daily AP duties for a $500k monthly spend, achieving a 100% accuracy rate over a 2-year period.
Google January 2014 - June 2017
Accounts Payable Specialist
Developed and implemented a new reconciliation procedure that improved the AR process.
Streamlined the bank reconciliation process resulting in 15% less time spent on daily reconciliation tasks.
Decreased payment cycle times by 20% by implementing more efficient use of financial software.
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Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Gained skills in financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics
Resume Worded University June 2016
Master of Business Administration - Finance and Accounting
Specialized in Corporate Finance and Accounting
Awarded a distinguished academic scholarship for outstanding performance
Accounting Software: QuickBooks, Sage 50 Accounting, Microsoft Dynamics, Google Sheets, Excel
Financial Analysis Tools: Tableau, MySQL, MS SQL Server, Crystal Reports, Zoho Reports
Communication Tools: Slack, Jira, Confluence, MS Teams
Other Key Skills: Internal Controls, GAAP, Cash Flow Management, Vendor Management, Inventory Control, Accounts Reconciliation
Certifications: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants – CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (2022)
Projects: Led the successful implementation of updated payment software at, resulting in a 40% increase in efficiency
Volunteering: Active volunteer at local animal shelter, managing financial records for over 5 years
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Intermediate)

How do I add skills to an Accounts Payable Specialist resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Accounts Payable Specialist posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Accounting, Account Reconciliation and Finance are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Financial Reporting and Financial Accounting.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Microsoft Access, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable (AR) - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Payroll, Premarket Approval (PMA) and General Ledger - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Emphasize your communication skills.

Communication is often an important component of the role of an Accounts Payable Specialist, so when writing your resume, include examples of how you communicated with stakeholders, team members or customers, or produced content.

Show how you have strong attention to detail.

A good Accounts Payable Specialist has strong attention to detail, so try to include examples of where you handled complex projects or processes.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Accounts Payable Specialist, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Accounts Payable Specialist Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Accounts Payable Specialist job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Accounts Payable Specialist Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

Accounts Payable Specialist Soft Skills

Here are common soft skills that appear on Accounts Payable Specialist job postings. Unlike hard skills, which refer to tools, software or techniques, soft skills focus on character traits and interpersonal skills. Instead of listing these phrases on your resume, try to show them through your bullet points like in the examples below.

Tip: Do not list these words or phrases on your resume, and instead focus on the hard skills we described above.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What hard skills should you include on an Accounts Payable Specialist resume?

Some popular Accounts Payable Specialist hard skills are Accounts Payable, Accounting, Financial Accounting, Accounts Receivable (AR), Finance, Account Reconciliation, Financial Reporting and Microsoft Access.

Depending on the job you apply to, skills like Customer Service, Payroll, Financial Statements, Premarket Approval (PMA) and General Ledger can also be good to include on your resume.

Target your Resume to a Job Description

While the keywords above are a good indication of what skills you need on your resume, you should try to find additional keywords that are specific to the job. To do this, use the free Targeted Resume tool. It analyzes the job you are applying to and finds the most important keywords you need on your resume.

It is personalized to your resume, and is the best way to ensure your resume will pass the automated resume filters.

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