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Accounts Payable Clerk

Company: NASA JPL
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: August 1, 2022

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New ideas are all around us, but only a few will change the world. That's our focus at JPL. We ask the biggest questions, then search the universe for answers-literally. We build upon ideas that have guided generations, then share our discoveries to inspire generations to come. Your mission-your opportunity-is to seek out the answers that bring us one step closer. If you're driven to discover, create, and inspire something that lasts a lifetime and beyond, you're ready for JPL.

Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.

The Travel and Invoice Management Section is seeking an experienced and motivated Accounts Payable Clerk. This position will provide general day-to-day support in administrating various Accounts Payable functions.

As an Accounts Payable Processor, you will report to the Group Supervisor, Accounts Payable Operations and be part of a team ensuring invoices are processed promptly, accurately and efficiently to ensure on-time payment to suppliers.


* Manage the complete invoice processing cycle, including receiving an invoice, reviewing it, approving it, establishing a remittance date and paying the invoice.

* Verify accuracy of invoice header information and PO line matching.

* Ensure supplier invoices are in compliance with PO/subcontract terms and conditions.

* Resolve moderately complex invoice holds (i.e. price/quantity variance, tax withholding).

* Apply state and federal tax withholding policies to applicable invoices.

* Provide customer service to internal and external customers for general and moderately complex inquiries.

* Compile data and prepare a variety of Accounts Payable reports.

* Perform ad hoc duties as assigned.

* Participate in strategic goal teams.


* An Associate's degree with a minimum of 1 year of related work experience or High School with a minimum of 6 years of related work experience.

* Broad knowledge in one or more related fields of the following areas: Accounting, Accounts Payable, or Procure to Pay.

* Strong proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite of applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

* Self-starter that thrives working independently and in a team environment.

* Takes initiative and ownership of their work and possesses an improvement mentality.

* Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills. Able to effectively tell a story.

* Strong customer service skills.

Desired skills:

* Knowledge of applicable Laboratory and/or NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations and exposure to JPL's Institutional business processes and architecture.

* Bachelor's degree with Business Administration, Accounting, or related discipline desired.

* Solid understanding of IT solutions, for example, ERP systems and Procure-to-Pay software. Comfortable maximizing IT solutions to improve efficiencies.

* Broad knowledge of Federal Government Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).

* A critical thinker, curious, and pro-active.

* Ability to plan, prioritize and complete multiple assignments independently.

JPL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status or any other characteristic or condition protected by Federal, state or local law.

In addition, JPL is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federal facility. Due to rules imposed by NASA, JPL will not accept applications from citizens of designated countries or those born in a designated country unless they are Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S or have other protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). The Designated Countries List is available here.

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