Construction Accounts Payable Specialist

Company Details

Kushner Companies

Position Summary: This position is responsible for the full cycle accounts payable process, along with the Contracts process. This position reports directly to the Accounts Payable Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: One must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, which include, but are not limited to the following (Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs):

  • Full-cycle AP from invoice processing to printing and mailing checks.
  • Collect bills that arrive in the mail and issue checks in the amounts requested.
  • Verify that transactions comply with financial policies and procedures.
  • Prepare batches of invoices for data entry.
  • Data enter invoices for payment.
  • Investigates and resolves problems associated with processing of invoices and purchase orders.
  • Prepare vendor checks for mailing.
  • Reconcile payable reports each month to confirm that all amounts paid were accurate
  • Reconciles various accounts by identifying errors in posting
  • Maintain updated vendor files and file numbers.
  • Performs other duties as required to support Accounting Department.
  • Analyze and interpret contract terms and conditions to determine acceptability or assess contractual or business risks and develop mitigation strategies as appropriate
  • Ensure prime contract related documentation aligns with existing prime contract terms, subcontractor requirements, and customer goals


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

· Bachelors in Accounting preferred; or three to four years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

· Two years’ accounts payable experience.

Language Skills

· All candidates must be proficient in reading and writing in the English language.

· Ability to write reports and business correspondence.

· Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Special Skills

· Highly organized and detail oriented.

· Ability to follow up on pending issues

· Excellent record keeping and file maintenance.

· Works with a sense of urgency.

· Ability to meet deadlines

· Requires the ability to maintain data integrity and accuracy and use data to identify and solve problems.

· Requires the ability to perform long-range tasks while handling short-term interruptions.

Preferred Skills

· Previous experience with a construction or real estate development company.


· Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Concur and Yardi.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms and to talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and smell.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.


Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Physical Setting:

  • Office


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Florham Park, NJ: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location

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