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Accounts Payable Specialist

Great River Energy
Job Description

RESUMES DUE BY April 20, 2017

Accounts Payable Specialist

Maple Grove, Minnesota

More than power, we're about people. At Great River Energy, people are our first priority–both customers and employees. Here, you will find a team-centered environment that's rewarding, challenging, and exciting. As a cooperative-owned generation and transmission company, we are Minnesota's second largest utility based on generating capacity.

General Summary 

We currently have an opening for an Accounts Payable Specialist in our accounting services department. The successful candidate will provide a variety of accounting support functions with emphasis in accounts payable, sales and use tax, preparation of various financial reports and schedules, general ledger account reconciliation, aircraft use, freight analysis, etc.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Process vendor invoices
  • Review invoices for accuracy
  • Resolve invoice discrepancies
  • Ensures sales and use tax is charged or accrued
  • Enters new vendor data into master file
  • Responds to vendor and employee inquiries timely
  • Create and sends electronic files to the bank for ACH, wire, credit card and check payment
  • Analyze corporate credit card sales tax and accrual
  • Prepares journal entries and entries into general ledger
  • Prepares reports, analysis and special project work


  • Two year degree in business or related field
  • Two years or more of relevant experience
  • Experience with invoice automation process
  • Knowledge of accounting principles
  • Skills in analytics, organization and attention to details
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Confidentiality
  • Lawson software experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access

Working Conditions:

Normal office conditions


Qualified professionals will find we have a lot to offer: competitive compensation, continued education, workout facility, generous retirement plan, along with many more benefits. Qualified candidates, please apply at under the Careers tab by April 20, 2017. GRE is an EEO/AA Employer. No agencies please.


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