Accounts Payable Clerk

Colonial Materials, Inc.

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Boston, MA

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

New England’s top construction materials suppliers joined forces in 2020 to serve the full needs of commercial and residential builders, contractors, and construction professionals across Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. New England Gypsum (NEG) and Robert N. Karpp Company (Karpp) are experts, with decades of experience in their respective local markets. Most of our employees at New England Gypsum have worked in the building materials industry for more than 20 years. All of New England Gypsum’s employees pride themselves in being hard-working, safe, and professional in their key roles and they are the backbone of our success as a company.

As a member of the GMS family, New England Gypsum shares a common passion for "safety-first" customer service. GMS is the leading North American distributor of gypsum wallboard, acoustical ceiling products and other specialty building materials. Founded in 1971, GMS now operates a network of more than 250 distribution centers nationwide. For more information about GMS, visit or any one of our subsidiary company websites.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Utilize SAP Concur Invoice to process accounts payable
  • Review all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment
  • Ensure timely vendor payments to maximize prompt payment discounts
  • Acts as liaison between corporate and branch locations
  • Answers all vendor inquiries
  • Maintains all accounts payable reports, spreadsheets and corporate accounts payable files
  • Provide support to accounting team during month-end closing
  • Prepares analysis of vendors, as required
  • Research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues
  • Follow and maintain the procure to pay cycle to ensure purchase orders are closed timely
  • Review vendor statements
  • Cross train where needed

Other Competencies:

  • Ability to self-manage, show initiative, and solve problems independently
  • Strong attention to details
  • Strong organization skills to support multiple companies
  • Communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing to coworkers and customers

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Minimum of 3 years of related work experience
  • SAP Concur experience preferred
  • Strong Microsoft office skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge of general accounting procedures

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to remain in stationary position 80% 
  • Occasionally, will move about inside the office to access files, office machinery, etc. 
  • Will frequently communicate with management and coworkers and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations
  • Must be able to assess documents, spreadsheets, financial statements, and etc.
  • Must be able to move any files weighing up to 10 pounds for audits or etc.
  • Constantly works in indoor office environment

Mental Demands:

  • Must be able to problem solve and prioritize tasks
  • Must be able to manage stress level depending on projects and deadlines
  • Must be able to multitask various projects ongoing simultaneously
  • Must be able to receive and process financial information

Company Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance
  • 401k
  • Paid holidays & vacation days

This job description is subject to change at any time.

Launch your career with a national building materials distributor and discover opportunities for growth and advancement. Our people have the independence and authority to make a difference. We invest in relationships, and every person is important. Our highest priority is serving others. We passionately pursue a safe work environment along with a relentless focus on operational excellence. We believe you can never go wrong doing the right thing.