Accounts Payable Specialist Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Accounts Payable Specialist?

Accounts Payable Specialist in Traverse City:
"I WISH I WOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT THE ABILITY TO ADVANCE."
GET MORE EDUCATION. MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THE ADVANCEMENT LIMITS BEFORE YOU HIRE IN.

Accounts Payable Specialist in Norcross:
"Accounts Payable Specialist with many hats."
Pros: The experience I am getting in my current position is great! I feel like I am always learning something new. My supervisor recognizes my talents and that I am interested in learning different things. I was promoted from an entry level position in the warehouse to accounting/inventory specialist six months after I was hired.
Cons: Because I am someone who works to accomplish the goals of the entire organization, I am constantly working in several different departments. I got a pay increase when I was promoted in March and I feel like it wasn't enough based on the knowledge I have about several different positions. Whenever other employees take a week of vacation, I usually fill in at their desk for the week and am still obviously expected to get my own job done. However, when I go on vacation, I don't have someone filling in for me! I wear several hats, and I have no problem doing this. It simply is the fact I don't feel like I am compensated for the different skills I have.

Accounts Payable Specialist in Alpharetta:
Ask questions, take notes, & look for improvements. Never accept that just because it has been done this way in the past is the only way. Process improvements are value added.

Accounts Payable Specialist in DeWitt:
"Underpaid."
Pros: The data entry and analytical side.
Cons: Monotonous the tasks are very routine and lacks deep comprehension unless you are reviewing a POA document.

Accounts Payable Specialist in Albuquerque:
"Stress level."
Don't get involved with co-workers.

Accounts Payable Specialist in Dallas:
"Pay raises."
Take classes and be as educated as possible in Accounting. Get certified. Ask ahead of time if there are pay raises or opportunities for advancement.

Accounts Payable Specialist in Charlotte:
Pros: Meeting all the elderly.
Cons: Elderly passing on.