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Accounts Payable Specialist - Project Purchase Order Lead

American Fire Protection Group (AFPG) is growing! Because of that growth, we are seeking qualified applicants for an Accounts Payable Specialist/Project Purchase Order Lead in our St. Paul, MN office. This specialist works as an integral part of our Finance team and has a direct impact on the success of our business.

If you...

  • Enjoy having your skills tested.
  • Want to build on your accounting experience.
  • Value the opportunity to own your role and run a full-cycle Accounts Payable process.

 …then we would love to hear from you!

 What makes someone successful in this role?

  • Thoughtful organization and prioritization of workflow.
  • Building trusting relationships with our division offices.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

 

What can you expect to accomplish in your first year on the job?

  • Learning the AFPG financial system through peer training and self-study.
  • Gaining Life Safety Industry experience.
  • Developing a deeper understanding of the full accounts payable process.
  • Building competencies that will allow you to perform weekly and monthly duties independently.

 

Why Choose to Work for American Fire Protection Group?

  • We offer competitive pay for experienced fire protection experts. Pay is based on the level of experience you have in the fire protection industry.
  • We are owned by the APi Group, a publicly traded, multi-billion-dollar corporation based in Minnesota. This is a benefit that provides financial support and backing, world-class training, and leadership development.
  • We offer an industry leading benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, flex spending, tuition reimbursement, profit sharing, and an employer-matched 401 K program.
  • We strongly believe in promoting from within. Every employee has the opportunity to participate in our Individual Development Plan (IDP) process. If you have the drive to make a better career for yourself, we will help you achieve that goal.
  • We strongly advocate for the use of the most current technology our industry has to offer.
  • We are an engaged organization with strong and authentic values, with clear evidence of trust and fairness, where two-way promises and commitments are understood and fulfilled.
  • We hire people whose values align with ours. This is a key element of our People/Talent Development Operating Code tenet.
  • Many of our employees have worked with us for over 30 years. We believe if you invest in the right people, you will create long-lasting professional relationships that benefit everyone.
  • We have a longstanding commitment to hire veterans, both in the field and in the office.

Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of previous Accounts Payable experience.
  • Associate Degree in Accounting/Finance or higher preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Accounts Payable and Accounts Payable best practices.
  • Ability to work independently at an advanced level in the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills; ability to effectively and professionally communicate with all levels of leadership and employees.
  • Dependability.
  • Trustworthy to maintain confidentiality.

Responsibilities:

  • Timely processing of Accounts Payable invoices and expense reports for our division offices through our advanced purchase order system; researching and resolving all issues.
  • Processing check requests and employee expense reports, ensuring proper backup and approvals are obtained.
  • Regularly reviewing Accounts Payable aging and taking action to resolve.
  • Thorough maintenance of invoice files within SharePoint system.
  • Recording petty cash checks in the financial system using supporting backup documentation.
  • Verifying vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions.
  • Communicating regularly with Project Managers, Controller, and divisions for disbursement of Accounts Payable.
  • Maintaining strong relationships with external clients and vendors by providing timely responses to questions and inquiries.

Benefits:

APi Group provides competitive compensation and benefits that support the total well-being of you and your family, as well as providing formal learning and development opportunities to continue building great leaders.

Pay Range:

Pay depends on your level of experience and education.

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