What does a Lead Accounts Payable Specialist do?

Accounts payable specialists are responsible for managing and maintaining financial records, with a particular emphasis on processing invoices and other bills. They review and reconcile invoices, obtain any necessary approvals, and initiate payment. They use a variety of AP software programs and other electronic tools to allow for fast and efficient processing and ensure accurate recordkeeping. They prepare year-end summaries, statements, and tax forms such as 1099s. They perform a range of general bookkeeping and accounting tasks.

Accounts payable specialists typically have at least a high school diploma, although additional training or education is helpful. They commonly have a background in accounting or administrative support, and ideally have experience in roles involving the processing of invoices. Proficiency with office software programs like Excel is generally expected.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Lead Accounts Payable Specialist make?

Very Confident
$65,607 /yr
Total Pay
$42,656
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$22,951
 /yr

Additional Pay

$65,607

 / yr
$18K$245K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Lead Accounts Payable Specialist Career Path

Learn how to become a Lead Accounts Payable Specialist, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L4
Lead Accounts Payable Specialist
$65,607/yr
L7
L4

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
31%
2 - 4
60%
5 - 7
7%
8+
2%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Lead Accounts Payable Specialist Insights

Read what Lead Accounts Payable Specialist professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Holly Hill HospitalHolly Hill Hospital
Accounts Payable Specialist
Jan 4, 2021

“I enjoy working with people who need help and I am a very caring and personable.”

Wisco Supply
Accounts Payable
May 19, 2021

“I learned so much about this position and I was grateful enough to work with a great manager.”

O'Reilly Auto PartsO'Reilly Auto Parts
Accounts Payable Specialist
Jan 20, 2022

“Training was sufficient and I felt like I could ask for help when I needed it”

Brittany Global Technologies
Accounts Payable
Jul 7, 2021

“If you are studying or have interest in accounting it is a great position to learn and further your career.”

VeritivVeritiv
Account Payable Specialist
Mar 22, 2021

“I had lots of opportunities to learn all aspects of the company and I am grateful for that.”

ABBABB
Accounts Payable
Jan 11, 2022

“ABB is one of the best company I have ever seen in my life very good work cul”

VerifoneVerifone
Accounts Payable Supervisor
Dec 13, 2019

“Reviews are not done according to performance but are based on friendships with upper management.”

QuatrroQuatrro
Account Payable Specialist
Mar 20, 2021

“You may not add new learning to your bucket list otherwise its a very good company.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Lead Accounts Payable Specialist

The most similar professions to Lead Accounts Payable Specialist are:
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  • Accountant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Cost Accountant

The most common qualifications to become a Lead Accounts Payable Specialist include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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