Accounts Payable and Payroll Specialist
Job Details
Denver - Denver, CO
Full Time
nature of position

The person in this position will be responsible for the processing of accounts payable and bi-weekly payroll, in addition to other accounting/bookkeeping job duties, reports to the Controller.

essential functions

Perform various accounts payable duties to include:

  • Verify invoices and check requests for coding accuracy, proper internal signature authority limit and prepare disbursement batches for processing in the accounting system
  • Process check runs for multiple checking accounts
  • Run timely month-end reports on all AP accounts 
  • Respond to employee and vendor inquiries in a professional, courteous and timely manner; investigate and resolve any disbursement discrepancies
  • Research and follow up on stale-dated checks
  • Coordinate new vendor set-up and process annual 1099’s

Perform bi-weekly payroll processing duties to include:

  • Reviewing employee timecards for reasonable hours
  • Process payroll for employees in the organization on a bi-weekly basis
  • Address and resolve employee questions and requests relating to the payroll issues
  • Calculate and submit bi-weekly PERA, 401k and 457 wires and reports
  • Reconcile accounts related to salary and benefit transactions

Perform other duties as assigned to include:

  • Understand laws and regulations to ensure proper compliance and oversight on business processes
  • Assuming primary back-up responsibilities for other staff when requested
  • Maintain up-to-date policies and procedures
Knowledge, skills and ability
  • Knowledge of basic accounting concepts
  • Moderate Excel skills
  • Knowledge of Sage Intacct or similar accounting system is a plus
  • Knowledge of Paycom or similar payroll processing system is a plus
  • Strong attention to detail, good time management, organization skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work and communicate well with other departments, co-workers and leaders
  • Customer service orientation and ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Abilities that reflect our values:
    • Ability to continuously improve and develop knowledge and skills, while adapting quickly to changing circumstances and processes
    • Ability to work towards inclusion in all activities, and decisions through the solicitation and appreciation of diverse perspectives
    • Ability to exercise personal accountability in all activities and decisions
    • Ability to embrace a culture of operational excellence to ensure processes are continually evaluated and improved as necessary
    • Ability to operate with a sense of integrity
    • Ability to have fun with a demonstrated sense of humor
    • Ability to establish rapport with persons of diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds


  • Minimum of two years of experience processing accounts payable or equivalent experience and aptitude
  • Experience with processing payroll entries
  • Associate's or bachelor's degree in business or accounting preferred
  • Experience in a financial institution is a plus

equipment used

Telephone, smartphone, personal computer, printer, calculator, copier and fax machine.

physical environment

The incumbent in this position will perform the essential functions of the job primarily in an office environment, which requires sitting at a desk for the majority of the day.

validation statement

This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform.

salary range

$46,116 – $64,563 + annual bonuses

benefit information

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans, with very low rates
  • Generous Paid Time Off, including paid volunteer time, and leave programs
  • Please visit our benefits page for additional information


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