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Full time
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Accounts Payable Clerk (entry level)
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Meridian Bioscience, Inc | Cincinnati, OH
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Job Description

Job Summary

Responsible for assisting the Accounts Payable Specialist with the accounts payable shared-service activities of processing and payment of invoices in a timely manner, proper three-way matching of purchasing and receiving documents, correct distribution to general ledger accounts, and proper filing and storage of records. Accounts Payable Clerk verifies invoices and check requests for proper authorization, responds to all vendor calls and inquiries in a prompt and professional manner. Also responsible for the proper recognition of transactions subject to Use Tax, and vendors subject to 1099 miscellaneous reporting to the IRS and all US business units.

Key Duties

* Responsible for the timely and accurate processing of accounts payable including, but not limited to:
* Accurately matching purchase orders, packing slips, and invoices.
* Coding invoices with correct general ledger code and sales tax code, as appropriate.
* Resolving inconsistencies in paperwork in a timely fashion.
* Determining proper use tax liability prior to processing of invoices/payments.
* Obtains proper approvals and payment authorizations.
* Response to vendor calls and inquiries in a prompt and professional manner. When appropriate, escalates issues to immediate supervisor to ensure maintenance of good vendor relationships.

* Responsible for generating payments on a weekly basis for all U.S. business units.
* Generating an open payables report prior to generating checks.
* Processing of weekly payments on behalf of all business units.
* Generating all payment runs for electronic payments, including intercompany, wire and ACH.
* Processing payments in all required currencies, primarily Euro and USD.

* General Accounts Payable
* Processing data entry for voided checks.
* Assist in Annual preparation of 1099's.
* Timely filing of accounts payable invoices, remittance advices and other documents including preparation for offsite storage.
* Adherence to company policies and procedures.
* Accurate and timely filing of various state and local business licenses and payment of applicable fees, including annual renewals and quarterly tax payments via check or EFT.

* Other duties as assigned.



* High school diploma or equivalent (GED) is required.
* Associate degree or above is preferred.
* Minimum of one year of practiced Accounts Payable experience is preferred.

Skills, Specialized Knowledge and Abilities:

* Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills along with excellent Customer Service skills.
* Accounts Payable business process experience.
* Ability to read, understand and follow all company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines.
* Proficient in data entry.
* Knowledge of basic accounting functions (debits and credits).
* Must be a self-starter; detail oriented, strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
* Must be able to work efficiently, meet strict critical deadlines and perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
* Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office products along with strong spreadsheet skills (MS Excel and Word).
* MAPICS XA/INFOR experience preferred, but not required.
* Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
* Must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team setting with peers and other departments in a cross functional setting.
* Ability to maintain regular attendance and punctuality requirements.
* Must be able to work hours outside of the normal work day to support department needs (evenings or weekends).

Requirements (Physical, Mental, Environmental Demands):

* Ability to walk up and down several flights of stairs throughout the course of the work day in a multi-location facility.
* Ability to sit for long periods of time, bend, reach, twist through the course of the work day.
* Must be able to concentrate, analyze and solve complex issues throughout the course of the work shift.
* Ability to work on PC including repetitive use of a keyboard and mouse for long periods throughout the course of the work day.

About Meridian Bioscience, Inc

Meridian Bioscience, Inc. is a fully-integrated life science company. The Company's principal businesses are the development, manufacture, sale and distribution of diagnostic test kits, primarily for certain respiratory, gastrointestinal, viral and parasitic infectious diseases; the manufacture and distribution of bulk antigens, antibodies, and reagents used by researchers and other diagnostic manufacturers, and the contract development and manufacture of proteins and other biologicals for use by biopharmaceutical and biotechnology companies engaged in research for new drugs and vaccines. It has three business segments: US Diagnostics, European Diagnostics and Life Science. The Company's primary source of domestic and international revenues is core diagnostic products, which represented 83% of consolidated net sales during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008 (fiscal 2008). (Source: 10-K)