Accounts Payable Specialist

Location: Downey, CA

Department: Accounts Payable (Finance)

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level


  • Maintain and update database of vendors.
  • Verify and retrieve approval of invoices.
  • Audit and verify business expense reports for reimbursement.
  • Gather corresponding invoicing for all payments via check sent out by USPS or other delivery service.
  • Maintain the overall administration and vendor file system of the department.
  • Process the administration of 300+ invoices weekly.
  • Review, scan and upload invoices.
  • Assists with the monitoring of the AP email box.
  • Proactively contact vendors for statements, invoices, and settling open credits.
  • Confirm presence of relevant documentation - invoice, Purchase Request, Proof of Deliveries and etc. prior to payment (3-way matching).
  • Perform in-time check runs, ACH, and credit card payments.
  • Assist with month-end procedures by making relevant GL postings & accruals.
  • General handling all aspects of AP cycles.
  • Ad-hoc tasks and special projects, as needed.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.



  • Bachelors’ degree in Business, Accounting, or Finance


  • Minimum 3 years of hand on experience in Accounting (preferably in the Apparel Industry) or accounting related activities.
  • Accounts Payable (A/P) experience required


  • MS Office (Outlook, Excel, and Word)
  • Intermediate to Advanced MS Excel with high level proficiency of Pivot table and VLOOKUP
  • Accounting system/program
  • Ability and experience handling confidential information in a discreet and professional manner
  • Highly level of accuracy and detail orientation
  • Flexible and positive attitude that supports teamwork within the department and the company
  • Dedication and requisite skills to meet critical business deadlines.
  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
  • 10 key experience.
  • Exemplary analytical, quantitative and social skills.
  • Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems.
  • Ability to prioritize work and balance multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities.
  • Comfortable in a fast paced environment, adaptable to changes.
  • Full understanding of the Accounts Payable accruals process on a monthly basis


  • Written Communications
  • Informing
  • Priority Setting
  • Time Management
  • Functional/ Technical Skills
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Listening
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Comfort Around Higher Management
  • Ability to Multi-Task
  • Decision Quality
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Managerial Courage
  • Problem Solving & Process Management

JAMES PERSE was founded over 20 years ago in Los Angeles, California by its eponymous designer. James’ signature design philosophy and aesthetic – the pairing of elegance and sophistication with simplicity and comfort – is borne from his passion for minimalist architecture and (as a Los Angeles native) his intimate familiarity with west coast indoor / outdoor living and the casual clothing inspired by it. This approach has been applied to each step in developing the JAMES PERSE brand, which has become synonymous with Southern California life and style.

At the Company’s inception, James’ mission was to bring an elevated look and feel to unique baseball caps and basic tees. Two decades later, the Company has expanded to producing full lines of its famously soft and meticulously constructed modern classics for men and women, as well as home furnishings, accessories, and limited edition goods.  Our collections are sold in over 40 JAMES PERSE boutiques, as well as in fine department and specialty stores around the world.

Our employees are smart, creative, passionate, and service-driven individuals who meet the same superior standards we set for our products. We embrace talented people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, and support policies and practices that prohibit discrimination against any person because of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

JAMES PERSE offers competitive benefits packages, including health, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, an employee assistance program, paid vacation, paid sick time, a retirement savings plan with company match, and a generous employee discount.

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