Jul 11, 2021

Accounts Payable Specialist I

  • Patterson Companies Inc
  • Eagan, MN, USA

Job Description


Accounts Payable Specialist I will be responsible for timely processing of various types of invoices including inventory–3-way match, non-inventory, and drop ship invoices. Accounts Payable Specialist I will perform daily tasks that require strong problem-solving skills, excellent communications skills both written and verbal, while establishing and maintaining excellent vendor relations. Account Payable Specialist I will work within the guidance of policies and SOX controls set forth by Patterson Companies.


The Accounts Payable Specialist I will report directly to the Accounts Payable Supervisor and will also work closely with team members, internal and external vendor base.


Success will depend on having a “customer first” attitude and a willingness to learn new functions and positively contribute to team performance. 


  • Daily Procure to Pay invoice processing for all vendor segments and all invoice types while adhering to Sox controls
  • Effectively manage transaction processing by prioritizing, being efficient and accurate while maintaining a positive customer service culture
  • Establish rapport with branches and other Patterson teams, build effective relationships, and share wins and successes
  • Using resources available on daily basis, technology, reference material, and any other form or process to assist in the processing of invoices
  • Carries out basic monthly vendor statement reconciliations
  • Saturday or other critical workdays may be required on an as needed basis
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Associate degree or high school diploma and 1-2 plus years of progressive PTP/AP transactional processing experience desired
  • Possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Positively contribute to the PTP and Shared Services team environment taking initiatives to learn and build skillsets
  • Has exceptional organizational, and multi-tasking skills and shows a great attention to detail
  • Uses technology with efficiency including MS Office applications and ability to learn entire PTP process to provide on-going support to internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of technology; preferred experience with Lawson, SAP, Outlook, Microsoft Office
  • Must have a proven ability to work both independently and in a team environment

What's In It For You:

We provide competitive benefits, unique incentive programs and rewards for our eligible employees:

  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits and an integrated Wellness Program.
  • 401(k) Match Retirement Savings Plan.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).
  • Paid Time Off (PTO).
  • Holiday Pay & Floating Holidays.
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO).
  • Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement).
  • Full Paid Parental and Adoption Leave.
  • LifeWorks (Employee Assistance Program).
  • Patterson Perks Program.

Why Join Patterson?

Click here  to see what it’s like to be a part of our winning team! Patterson isn’t just a place to work, it’s a partner that cares about your success.



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