A job description for an accounts payable clerk is at Payscale.com. Although job duties vary by employer, most accounts payable clerks prepare and maintain accounts payable records. The clerk may reconcile accounts, issue purchase order amendments and stop payments, and process invoices submitted for payment.
Clerks usually find employment in accounting firms or in the accounting departments of organizations. Accounts payable clerks may perform data entry tasks, prepare financial statements and handle customer inquiries. Clerks often work with a company’s internal auditors and follow internal audit controls and generally accepted accounting principles.
Companies often show preference to accounts payable clerks who have associate degrees in accounting or other related fields. Candidates should demonstrate proficiency in basic computer programs and accounting software.