Accounts Payable Associate

Beltsville, Maryland, USA Finance Full-time
Cision Ltd is a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s Communications Cloud platform allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact of PR and Communications Teams’ campaigns. Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 23 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about our products and services, visit and follow us on Twitter @Cision.
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The Accounts Payable Associate will perform various duties in all aspects of the Accounts Payable function, including: maintaining recordkeeping and retrieval of documents, checking incoming mail for payables, processing invoices for payment, resolving past due accounts and other duties as needed. The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail, have the highest standard of customer service, excellent written and verbal communications skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain accounts payable files
  • Route, track & follow-up on invoices to obtain corresponding approvals
  • Analyze and process payment documents (invoices, check requests, credits, etc…)
  • Ensure invoices are reasonably coded to general ledger accounts
  • Resolve past due accounts and respond to vendor inquires
  • Review online Travel & Expense reimbursement submissions
  • Create and enter journal entries (i.e. invoice reclass, intercompany & various accrual entries)
  • Provide support to General Accounting group as needed including but not limited to assisting during monthly close process
  • Report vendor maintenance updates and assist in completion of year-end 1099 filing
  • Ad-hoc projects and other duties as assigned


  • Data entry experience
  • Critical thinking skills
  • 3 or more years of accounts payable experience preferred or college degree in lieu of 2 of those years
  • Strong analytical skills and reconciliation experience
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Drive and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to pick up information quickly
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Focus on attention to details and be organized
  • Ability to be exacting and thorough while still meeting deadlines required
  • Commitment to “internal client” and customer service principles
  • Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects
  • Ability to project a professional image over the phone and in person
  • Working knowledge of MS-Office Suite; strong knowledge of Excel & Word
  • General scanning/indexing experience
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