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Accounts Payable Specialist 

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About the Organization Disability Rights New York (DRNY), the Protection and Advocacy System for New York State, is seeking an experienced individual with a passion for achieving justice for individuals with disabilities. This is an opportunity to join a statewide organization advancing the civil rights and legal rights of people with disabilities. DRNY challenges systemic abuse, neglect, discrimination, and legal rights violations through legal case-handling, individual and systemic reform litigation, public investigations, advocacy, and collaboration with stakeholders. Justice for individuals with disabilities is DRNY's focus.


Accounts Payable Specialist

Department: Finance

FLSA Status: Non – Exempt

Job Status: Full-Time

Schedule: 9am-5pm

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

Travel: <2%

The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for the payment of goods and services purchased by the organization. This role also serves as a primary level auditor to the finance department, ensuring that invoices are accurate and that proper accounting procedures are followed for the purchasing and payment of goods and services.

Essential Functions

The Accounts Payable Specialist performs a wide range of duties, including the following:

  1. Processes invoices into Abilia General Ledger system.

  2. Communicates with co-workers, management, and others regarding

  3. Reviews all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment.

  4. Prints and obtains signatures on all accounts payable checks.

  5. Distributes signed checks as required.

  6. Conform and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures & instructions.

  7. Answers all vendor inquiries.

  8. Maintains all accounts payable reports, spreadsheets and accounts payable files.

  9. Assists Finance Team as necessary.

  10. Assists in weekly federal grant draws.

  11. Prepares analysis of accounts, as required.

  12. Processing of 1099s at end of each year.

  13. Performs other necessary filing and copying for the finance department related items.

  14. Other Duties as assigned by CFO


  • Associates Degree
  • Experience in corporate finance, preferred;
  • Analyzing financial information;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Deadline-oriented;
  • Must maintain DRNY confidentiality;
  • Experience with a financial software;


  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Support Diversity: Treat all people with respect; value diverse perspectives; treat others fairly without regard to disability, race, sex, color, religion, or sexual orientation; recognize differences as opportunities to learn and gain by working together.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicate Effectively: Communicate in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Demonstrate Professionalism: Complete work in a timely, consistent manner; work hours necessary to complete assigned work; is regularly present and punctual; arrive prepared for work; devote energy to do the best job possible; keep commitments.
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.

Working Conditions

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected when traveling to other DRNY locations either; Brooklyn or Rochester or for training outside of New York State

Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Disability Rights New York - Albany  
Position Accounts Payable Specialist  
Position Requirements  
Number of Openings 1  

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