Accounts Payable Specialist

AP Specialist needed for local government branch
Job ID: 19659
Pay Rate: $23.00/hour
Location: Redmond (Onsite)
Employment Type: Contract, approximately 4 months, full-time 8am-5pm


You became interested in community service for a reason—to help deliver care that changes that makes a local impact. And we know that where you work matters. As a Accounts Payable Specialist, you will be heavily leaned upon for portfolio management, data entry, coding, obtaining w9s, and communicating with vendors.

Our client is devoted to the city it serves through various departments hosting local activities, planning city council meetings, and maintaining the city parks. Their dedication shows, as they've helped to achieve many awards and recognitions such as Best Small Cities in America, Best Places to Live in Washington, and coming out as #1 Happiest Town in Washington.

Don't miss the chance to make a social impact and apply today!


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Reviewing and processing payment of invoices to vendors, reimbursements to employees and non-employees and travel advances in accordance with Financial and Governmental Accounting principles, State and City policies and regulations.
  • Research, resolve and respond to Vendor, Employee and Project Manager inquiries regarding account status; investigate and resolve problems associated with invoice processing and communicate resolution of discrepancies to appropriate personnel.
  • Effectively use complex integrated business applications, financial accounting systems, MS Excel and word to create and maintain financial documentation.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively both verbally and in writing across multiple diverse departments, management levels, vendors and other non-financial departments.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with suppliers, purchasing staff and other employees, including managers and supervisors.
  • Analyze information and evaluate results to solve problems.
  • Reconcile supplier accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain vendor invoice files, support annual financial audit and perform other duties as assigned within the Division.


  • High level of customer service, technical and interpersonal skills required to navigate through complex, unusual or irregular work situations.
  • Associates degree in accounting, business, public administration, or related field and or five years of equivalent experience. Public sector experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting and auditing practices and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Advanced skills in office software applications; word processing, excel, database and email.


**In compliance with the Department of Health and government regulations, you will be required to have the following:

  • COVID-19 vaccination 
  • Vaccination card or proof of vaccination
  • CDC recommended mask - must wear for the duration of shift unless in an office by yourself


Parker Staffing offers all levels of Administrative, Customer Service, Call Center, Sales, and Human Resources job opportunities in the Seattle and Bellevue metro area and other large cities throughout the Nation. Parker Staffing has served as the staffing agency of choice for thousands for over four decades. Visit our employment opportunities page at to review our full offering of temp, temp-to-hire, and direct hire job openings!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Type: Contract

Category: Accounting

Reference ID: 19659

Start Date: 11/01/2021

End Date: 03/01/2022


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