Accounts Payable Specialist

Accounts Payable Specialist

Akana, a Native American-owned multi-discipline consulting firm with a diverse portfolio of clients and projects throughout the United States, is seeking to add a Accounts Payable Specialist to our firm.  This position is full-time, Monday-Friday, with hours between 8:00am-5:00pm.

Immediate availability.


The minimum required qualifications for this position are shown below:

  • Associate’s Degree in Accounting or similar or 3 years of comparable work experience
  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and accounting software
  • Detail-oriented

In addition to the required qualifications the following skills are preferable:

  • Ajera experience a plus
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Time-management skills

General Responsibilities are:

  • Receive invoices, route for approval, and enter into accounting software (Ajera)
  • Reconcile processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances
  • Charge expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports and recording entries
  • Pay vendors by monitoring discount opportunities, verifying federal id numbers, scheduling, and preparing checks, resolving purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation; insuring credit is received for outstanding memos, issuing stop-payments or purchase order amendments
  • Process employee expenses by receiving and verifying expense reports, routing for approval, and forwarding to Payroll for disbursement
  • Maintain accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions
  • Verify vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements. Enter new or update vendor names and data
  • Report sales taxes by calculating requirements on paid invoices
  • Provide accurate and effective document preparation and records management relative to the AP function in accordance with records retention policies and procedures
  • Other general accounting tasks and projects as assigned

The salary for this position is competitive and based on experience. Akana offers full benefits including healthcare, 401k with match (after one year), short- and long-term disability insurance, and a generous PTO program! We are ideally situated just 20-minutes from downtown Portland and have free parking!

Akana is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on any basis protected by law. Our EEO policy statement is available on our website at

This opportunity may be subject to the requirements of FAR Clauses 1452.226-70 and 1452.226-71 regarding preference in hiring of Native Americans. Native Americans are encouraged to apply.

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