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H.P. Hood
Lynnfield, MA

CONTACT:  please send resumes to scott.cullen@hphood.com


The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for recurring and ad-hoc reporting and analysis within the Accounts Payable department. This position reviews travel and expense reports, and interacts with employees at all levels in the company. Other responsibilities include researching and preparing invoices for payment and accurate and timely posting of invoices to the G/L, as well as managing and resolving problems with invoices by interacting with internal and external customers. This position will manage the scanning and archiving of all invoice images..

Job Responsibilities:

  • Review and approve travel and expense reports, and serve as the lead, interacting positively with traveling employees at all levels of the company.
  • Serve as subject matter expert by keeping up to date with company policies on spending and travel and with software applications used for payments processing.
  • Write and build reports in Data Warehouse for department research and metrics, and analyze as directed.
  • Research and resolve problem with invoices by responding to vendor e-mail and phone inquiries in a timely and professional manner.
  • Work effectively with locations to resolve purchase order errors.
  • Maintain good relationships with vendors, purchasing department, and various plant locations by acting in a courteous and professional manner at all times.
  • Review invoices for completeness and accuracy, and prepare and post invoices to G/L for payment. Also recognize when to escalate problem invoices to the A/P Manager.
  • Audit and approve invoices received through an electronic payment system; process paper invoices including 3-way match; maintain vendor records including tax and banking records.
  • Post invoices in BPCS Accounts Payable application, and in SAP.
  • Serve as the lead with scanning and archiving invoices in the image archive silo.
  • Additional various duties as assigned, including processing wire invoices and processing the daily pay cycles.


  • Associates Degree or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel; experience with ERP system is preferred.
  • Familiarity with queries and pivot tables preferred.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, high volume environment and able to handle and manage heavy work periods.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all level of employees.
  • Strong organizational skills, while effectively prioritizing activities.
  • Must be able to apply and learn new skills, while possessing the willingness to adapt to changes in systems, processes and procedures as we continue automating processes.
  • Self-motivated and work with urgency towards timely completion of tasks.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, while responding promptly to customer needs.
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities.
  • Must have a strong ability to analyze and problem solve.