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Accounts Payable Specialist 

Category Accounting/Finance  

STR is hiring an Accounts Payable Specialist who will support all functions, from vendor setup to vendor payment, and will carry out the day-to-day Accounts Payable related accounting activities of the company. The Accounts Payable Specialist will also regularly interact with internal and external customers, requiring a high level of customer service.


Description & Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining vendor information and payment terms
  • Preparing and processing vouchers for payment on a weekly basis to include:
  • Receiving invoices from multiple sources
  • Obtaining approvals for the related charges
  • Entering vouchers into the company’s accounting system
  • Selecting vouchers for payment and preparing weekly check-run documentation
  • Following up on payment inquiries from vendors
  • Working with internal stakeholders (members of our technical teams as well as members of our business operations teams) to facilitate accurate expense recognition and prompt payment
  • Assisting in maintaining financial controls and internal policies, with a focus on process improvement
  • Participating in annual 1099 preparation and year-end processes
  • Assisting with related special projects as needed
Position Requirements

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the MS Office Suite
  • Task and detail oriented
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Good multi-tasking, coordination, organization and time management skills
  • Able to establish and meet deadlines.
  • Able to resolve problems collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work independently and as a team player


Desired Skills:

  • Previous experience working for a Professional Services company
  • Experience with Costpoint


STR seeks to provide an outstanding work environment for its employees with excellent benefits and competitive compensation. Full-time employees enjoy 401(k), profit sharing, health and welfare benefits, subsidies for training and conference attendance to foster continued learning and development, and a casual yet technically challenging work environment.

About the Organization Systems & Technology Research (STR) is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.

We're not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe!

EOE Statement STR is fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at and provide your name, phone number and email address.

US Citizenship is required for all positions.

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