Job Spotlight: Accounts Payable/Receivable

Learn about a career in Accounts Payable/Receivable

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”


Our monthly Job Spotlight blog series is designed to help answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties, to why people do the jobs they do.


Accounts Payable/Receivable

In this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re crunching the numbers on what it takes to be in Accounts Payable/Receivable. Key qualities include attention to detail, organizational skills, and general math knowledge.


Required Education: Typically, at least some college.



This varies depending on a variety of factors (e.g. experience, geographic area, industry, etc.), but those working in Accounts Payable/Receivable can make as much as $19.82 an hour.


What You Do in Accounts Payable/Receivable

They deal with a variety of tasks, including:

  • Sorting information and documents
  • Paying invoices and verifying transaction information
  • Computing refunds and charges
  • Alerting customers to insufficient payments and delinquent accounts
  • Reconciling accounting ledgers


What Qualities Should Those Working in Accounts Payable/Receivable Have?

Every position is different, but many companies look for the following skills and attributes:

  • Basic writing skills
  • An eye for detail
  • Organizational abilities
  • Data entry experience
  • General math knowledge


Not sure where to find a position like this?

We can help.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S. and Canada. If you have any questions about Accounts Payable/Receivable jobs in your area or job search in general, contact your local Express office, download the ExpressJobs app from your mobile store, or fill out our online contact form.


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