Accounts Payable Clerk
Job Type

The Accounts Payable Clerk will amass the necessary knowledge and information to assist the Finance department with processing and maintaining accounts payable documentation. The Accounts Payable Clerk will be a member of the Finance team and will assist as needed, responding to information and audit requests. 

This is a part-time, non-benefitted position, average of 15 hours per week, with flexibility to determine schedule.



  • Ability to perform accounts payable data entry with speed and accuracy using Blackbaud and Papersave accounting software.
  • Handling accounts payable for separate entities and vendors, including analyzing workflow process and coding of accounts to ensure consistency across locations and regulatory compliance.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with new and existing vendors
  • Ensuring bills are paid in a timely and accurate manner while adhering to departmental procedures and state and Federal requirements, including following up on invoices, reviewing vendor monthly statements, and accessing statements on-line.
  • Meet established timelines and perform all duties in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Monitor policies and procedures for assigned departments and identify and suggest improvements for accounting reporting and recording procedures.
  • Additional responsibilities as directed by the Controller and/or Chief Financial Officer.
  • General Office responsibilities including answering and responding to Main finance office number, sorting and reviewing mail, and scanning and filing of documents. 
  • Work collaboratively with Finance Department and entire Clarke Team.

Other Duties:

  • Confidence to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and deadline driven.
  • Attention to detail, and strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to operate independently and to exercise a high degree of diplomacy and tact with cultural sensitivity and ability to work with diverse groups of people.

Physical demands:

  • The ability to stand or sit for long periods of time at a desk
  • The ability to carry or lift up to 25 lbs. occasionally

Education, licenses, certifications, skills and experience

  • Customer Service skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field (preferred)
  • General Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office Suite (excel) products
  • Experience in accounts payable, general ledger, grants, and non-profit accounting, with working knowledge of GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles).
  • Knowledge or experience with accounting software, Blackbaud products a plus.