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AP/Payroll Specialist

Citizens Inc., AUSTIN texas

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Citizens, Inc. is seeking an Accounts Payable/Payroll Specialist to join our growing Accounting team. The right candidate will possess high attention to detail and the ability to interact with all levels of staff and management. This position is located at the corporate headquarters in Austin, TX. The Accounts Payable/Payroll Specialist will report directly into the Accounts Payable & Payroll Manager.

Essential Job Duties:

• Processes and codes invoices daily and ensures correct coding and proper authorization before payment is made

• Processes timely and accurate employee payroll 4 times per month based on payroll cycle. Ensure funding approved and processed the day after payroll

• Performs check runs, wires and ACH payments. Validates that the checks used are sequential.

• Assists in in the daily and monthly reconciliation of Accounts Payable

• Prepares wire transfers for inter-company payments funding and external transactions in a timely manner

• Supports cash management initiatives including process documentation, refinement and automation. Supports bank account administration activities

• Researches and documents cash posting transaction issues and discrepancies

• Performs payment reversals, rejects and returns as requested

• Reviews payment activity daily for anomalies and ensures customer accounts are correct

• Tracks unidentified payments, payment processor issues, and manual processing

• Responds to vendor inquiries on status of payment and deposits

• May support/assist with payroll processing duties

• Performs other job-related duties and projects as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

• 2-4 years of Accounts Payable experience

• Working knowledge of disbursement functions related to checks, wires and ACH

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Preferred Qualifications:

• Payroll processing experience preferred

• Experience with ADP preferred

• General Accounting office experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Skill in ensuring accuracy, control and appropriate authorizations are in place for all transactions performed

• Ability to meet critical business deadlines

• Ability to act with a sense of urgency

• Ability to address issues/concerns in a professional manner

• Ability to collaborate and interact effectively with internal/external stakeholders

• Ability to operate in an extremely fast-paced, accounting environment

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