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Accounts Payable Clerk

Company: East West Tea Company LLC
Location: Eugene
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

At East West Tea Company, parent company to Yogi and Choice Tea brands, we exist to inspire. We inspire by creating quality, flavorful and functional products to help people live their best lives.We apply our core values to all we do:We honor peopleWe are intentional with our productWe are authentic with our brandsWe are committed to our planetWe share our prosperityToday, we continue to expand and evolve our tea offerings, creating classic tea blends and sophisticated new brews, as well as specialized herbal formulas blended for both flavor and wellness.East West Tea Company is searching for a talented, passionate and experienced Accounts Payable Clerk to join our Finance team. Reporting directly to the Controller, the Accounts Payable Clerk will work closely with the finance team, applying general principles and accounting practices to fulfill payable duties. This role largely supports the Accounts Payable Specialist duties and will fill in as a backup to the Specialist as needed.Our ideal candidate is an independent, self-starter with a proven track record for accuracy, consistency and attention to detail. They are confident in decision-making problem-solving, and possess strong analytical talent to apply generally accepted accounting principles. Having flexibility to navigate an ever-changing business environment with strong project management, organization, communication and execution talents are also key to success in the role.Job Duties:Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Process supplier invoices and check requests
  • Process high volumes of incoming/outgoing freight invoices, including initial coding
  • Process employee expense reports
  • Scan and upload invoices to a cloud based software
  • Review invoices for appropriate documentation and approval per company matrix
  • Process weekly check run including electronic and wire payments and manual checks as required
  • Maintain files and documentation in accordance with company policy and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • 1099/W-9 maintenance including supporting year-end generation and mailing of 1099's
  • Assist with month end closing
  • Respond to vendor inquiries
  • Sort and distribute incoming mail
  • Reconcile vendor statements, research, and correct discrepancies
  • Create and maintain Standard Operating Processes as neededRequired Competencies & Knowledge:TALENTS:Strategic Thinking
    • Ability to ask great questions
    • Process information quickly and conceptually
    • Ability to think quickly on your feet and come up with alternative solutions
    • Problem solving skills
    • Analytical
      • Manipulate, analyze and present data from multiple sources and across various formats Executing
        • Ability to take initiative, plan, and execute tasks independently
        • Ability to balance high levels of attention to detail with swift execution
        • Successfully manage competing priorities and expectations of stakeholders Influencing
          • Clear and effective communication Relationship Building
            • Builds relationships quickly and easily
            • Strong listening skills
            • Ability to collaborate effectively Knowledge of:
              • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
              • Report creation and software use as effective problem solving tools
              • Applicable accounts payable systems and procedures Skill in:
                • Organization and time management
                • Professional & effective written and verbal communication skills
                • Collaboration and positive communication with both internal and external customers at all levels
                • Giving and receiving direction in a constructive and professional manner
                • Participation in cross-functional discussions and meetingsProficiency in: MS Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel); Operation of a 10-key by touch; General mathematical applications. Concur AP Invoice/Expense (Preferred)Work Environment: Work is performed in an office setting.Physical Requirements:
                  • Perform work at 1325 Westec Drive, Eugene, OR 97402 during regular business hours
                  • Sitting/standing at work-station for extended periods of time Minimum Qualifications:
                    • 3+ years of Accounts Payable preferably with high volume
                    • Post-secondary training with college courses in Accounting related courses preferred
                    • Prior Accounts Payable experience in the food and beverage industry preferred This position qualifies for all company benefits, including an annual bonus, exceptional health, dental, vision, alternative care, life, and disability insurance. Retirement benefits, generous paid time off as well as options for supplemental insurance benefits are also included. We provide paid time to volunteer in the community, opportunities for involvement in planning Company events and a chance to participate in company sponsored groups such as the Fun Team, Safety Committee, Green Team, Employee Collaboration Team and more!Employer Statement:East West Tea Company is an equal opportunity employer. We value and respect each persons' individuality and unique talents. It is the strength of our people and our guiding principle that have contributed to East West Tea's leadership and continued success in the natural tea category.Please apply directly on our Career Center. Include your resume detailing your experience and a cover letter. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

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