Accounting Specialist: Accounts Payable

J.M. Swank LLC

North Liberty, IA Accounting / Business & Supply Chain

Job Reference #: 1083

Job Summary:

JM Swank, LLC, headquartered in North Liberty, Iowa, is a leading food ingredients distributor serving a nationwide base of food and beverage marketers and manufacturers. OurAccounting Specialist primarily focuses on the accounts payable function, but may also perform general accounting functions, including: inventory, accounts receivable, credit and collections, customer billing, cash application, payroll and month-end. The Accounting Specialist works in a team environment that requires flexibility and the ability to aid other functions within the department based on business need.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Processing of accounts payable invoices, including matching of vendor invoices to POs, small payables and carriers.
  • Collaborates with other departments to resolve flagged Purchase Orders.
  • Communicates with vendors frequently regarding invoices, payment status and reconciliation.
  • Assist in processing new vendor requests.
  • Issues disbursements on a daily or weekly basis.
  • Supporting other activities and projects as assigned or dictated by business priorities.


  • Associate's degree or an equivalent combination of related education and/or experience required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • At least two (2) years of direct financial/accounting experience.
  • Understanding of basic accounting principles.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), with advanced skills in Excel.
  • Excellent professional written/oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively operate in a fast-paced, team environment with constantly changing priorities.
  • Ability to effectively resolve issues in a timely manner using sound judgment, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, and influencing skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with team members.
  • Extreme attention to detail, proofreading, and accuracy of work.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize in a dynamic environment, multi-task, address issues quickly and professionally, and meet deadlines.

Who We Are:

As a trusted and value-added partner, JM Swank, LLC has been helping customers grow profitability since 1954. We fulfill an important role by working with our suppliers and customers to help provide safe, affordable, nutritious food to those who need it.  We've grown from servicing food manufacturers in the Midwest, to a fully integrated supply chain solution for Fortune 500 companies across the nation. 

Our Culture:

Our JM Swank, LLC employees enjoy a collaborative work environment that fosters the ability to challenge the status quo. Employees are encouraged to identify and take ownership of challenges, with a focus on root cause analysis and teamwork. Our employees embrace rapid change, while remaining open to new ideas and technologies. We view growth in a positive light, as it allows us to meet the needs of our customers as well as our overall business objectives. 

Employees enjoy participating on committees and having a voice in how we conduct business daily. Learning and professional development are highly encouraged, at all levels within our organization. JM Swank, LLC is known for giving back to the communities we live and work in. Our pay rates are competitive, and employees are truly valued for the work they do on behalf of our customers. Our comprehensive benefits package is designed to support employees in their career and in life away from work. (See Benefits at a Glance)

Equal Opportunity Employment:

JM Swank, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g., U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunity laws.

Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done, which will ensure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the JM Swank, LLC companies.  Please contact JM Swank, LLC if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Job ID: 65520

Posted 20 days ago

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