Kent, WA, US, 98032

Company:  9025-Spencer Fluid Power, Inc

The Accounting Specialist is an integral part of the finance team.  Reporting to the Spencer Fluid Power Controller, it is a hands-on role providing problem solving and setting credit limits as well as accounting support to major operational functions. These include accounts payable, customer credit and collections, as well as reconciliations of various GL accounts. 

The ideal candidate will have a high attention to detail, ability to trouble shoot and problem solve with customers, vendors and internal team members, and drive process efficiencies.


  • Timely reconciliation of vendor statements by resolving billing, payment and debit/credit issues
  • Support timely and accurate processing of accounts payable invoices, including resolution of variances with three-way match process
  • Reconcile EDI incoming accounts payable and resolve differences in a timely manner.  Support EDI processing of vendor invoices
  • Monitor accounts payable aging and addresses aged items
  • Ensure accurate coding and balancing of associate expense payments through payroll or T&E system
  • Calculate, post and reconcile various monthly expense accruals 
  • Ensure accurate balancing of intercompany receivables and payables
  • Review and address unapplied cash and short paid customer invoices
  • Perform collections activities, including communication with customers for overdue accounts. Work to resolve root cause of discrepancies.
  • Establish and regularly monitor customer credit limits; address customers on credit hold and determines whether to release
  • Develop collection call maintenance in ERP system for traceability of collection calls and process review
  • Back up accounts receivable associate and perform complex customer account reconciliations
  • Monitor COD account payments and ensures accurate postings
  • Develop and maintain reports and files on accounts payable processing.
  • Develop and maintain regular reports via the company’s accounting system.


  • B.S. in Accounting/Finance or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years’ experience in general accounting or accounts payable desk
  • Knowledge of accounting rules, regulations, policies and procedures that is reflective of distribution sector preferred
  • Experience with ERP automated accounting systems (Accounts Payable 3-way match, EDI transaction processing and high volume processing).
  • Strong, proven Excel skills 
  • Team player

As the world’s largest fluid power distributor, the Applied Fluid Power® network of companies provide dedicated fluid power support and custom designed solutions that meet customer performance goals and keep industry running. Capabilities include system integration, manifold design, machining and assembly, electronic controls, fabrication, fluid filtration, programming, high speed hose assembly, engineering, repair services, and more. Additionally, Applied Fluid Power® has one of the largest teams of Certified Fluid Power Specialists, Certified Electronic Control Specialists and Certified Fluid Power Mechanics to assist with problem solving, system building, troubleshooting, and other custom requirements.

Applied Fluid Power® is a part of Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT), a leading value-added distributor and technical solutions provider of industrial motion, fluid power, flow control, automation technologies, and related maintenance supplies. Our leading brands, specialized services, and comprehensive knowledge serve MRO and OEM end users in virtually all industrial markets through our multi-channel capabilities that provide choice, convenience, and expertise.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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