Accounts Payable Specialist

Employment Status



Open Until Filled


Ames, Iowa

YSS is looking for a full-time Accounts Payable Specialist, an essential part of the finance team. The primary responsibility of this position is processing all accounts payable transactions in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Associates Degree in Accounting or related field or equivalent work experience of 2-3 years required..
  • Work experience with Microsoft Office programs and the accounting system Dynamics, preferred.
  • Experience with accounts payable processing.
  • Knowledge of general ledger account structures and GAAP requirements.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills, proven ability to prioritize while simultaneously managing numerous projects and processes, often under tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills including the ability to research, diagnose and communicate complex issue
  • Ability to convey information effectively through speech and writing skills.
  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate effectively with others.


  • Audits, foots, allocates and processes all accounts payable invoices for payment according to vendor terms.
  • Allocates corporate card expenses to the general ledger and ensures all support is obtained.
  • Processes client stipends and employee reimbursements.
  • Ensures all proper approvals are obtained on invoices and payment requests prior to processing.
  • Stamps and files all accounts payable records.
  • Print payable checks and maintains balance and record.
  • Works with the Accounting Manager and CFO in updating allocations according to budgets.
  • Prepares annual 1099s.
  • Attends all staff meetings
  • Enter donor contributions into donor database.
  • Reconcile donor reports monthly with the Finance records and prepares all donation reports, as requested, including a monthly annual fundraising board report
  • Other duties as assigned


For more information, please contact Amanda Briggs at

All applicants are required to complete an online application.

YSS hires nicotine-free staff only. EOE