AP Specialist

$60,000 - $70,000 yearly

Job Category:Accounting & Finance

Position Type:Direct Hire / Permanent

Work Model:In Office

Location:Chicago, Illinois  [In Office]

Job ID:126124

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Job Description

Our client is a leading player in the food manufacturing industry, committed to delivering high-quality products to meet the diverse needs of consumers worldwide. With a strong emphasis on innovation, sustainability and quality control, we are seeking a detail-oriented and organized Accounts Payable Specialist to join their finance team.

This role is located in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago and is an onsite position.

The Accounts Payable Specialist will play a crucial role in ensuring the accurate and timely processing of all accounts payable transactions within the food manufacturing sector. This individual will be responsible for maintaining vendor relationships, reconciling invoices and collaborating with cross-functional teams to support the financial operations of the company.

AP Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Receive, review and verify invoices for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with company policies
  • Code, record and enter invoices into the accounting system for processing
  • Maintain strong relationships with vendors, addressing inquiries and discrepancies in a timely and professional manner
  • Facilitate the resolution of any payment discrepancies or disputes
  • Prepare and process payments (checks, electronic transfers, etc.) accurately and in compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Monitor and manage payment terms to optimize cash flow and take advantage of early payment discounts
  • Reconcile expense reports and credit card statements to ensure compliance with company policies and appropriate expense categorization
  • Assist in month-end closing activities, including accruals, reconciliations and reporting
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant financial regulations and standards
  • Generate and distribute periodic reports related to accounts payable activities
  • Identify and implement process improvements to enhance efficiency and accuracy in accounts payable operations

AP Specialist Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related experience preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in accounts payable 
  • Proficient in accounting software, Microsoft Excel and other relevant tools
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles and financial regulations
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized and capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Knowledge of food industry-specific accounting practices is a plus

If you are interested, please apply below!

Thank you, 

Joey Anderson
Team Lead, LaSalle Network
Accounting & Finance Recruiting



LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.