Accounts Payable Specialist

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: East Lansing, MI, US, 48823

Company: GreenStone Farm Credit Services

We are excited for you to apply to our Accounts Payable Specialist position. The purpose of this position is to ensure that all disbursements of GreenStone funds are within established procedures and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. This means providing external, as well as internal customers with timely and accurate payment of business transactions. This position will primarily be in the East Lansing office. 


GreenStone employees are driven by a desire to help rural communities!  GreenStone employees exhibit the same work ethic, values, and commitment to each other as the customers we serve.


GreenStone is a financial institution with over $11 billion in assets and customers ranging from rural homeowners to global agriculture and food businesses.  Our employees have a unique opportunity to maintain a local presence while working for a top workplace. Our diverse business structure provides exciting opportunities for passionate, talented professionals in many areas. Additionally, many of our team members are highly respected in their area of expertise at both the state and national level making GreenStone one of the top Farm Credit associations in the country.


Primary Responsibilities...

  • Check invoices for proper approval and determine appropriate general ledger account and cost centers to allocate charges to.  Key A/P transactions along with printing and mailing checks. 
  • Reviews expenses for compliance with GreenStone policies.
  • Inputs invoices into accounts payable system and balances batches.
  • Perform accurate and timely filing of invoices in A/P vendor files.
  • Manage the mail/electronic delivery of A/P disbursements.
  • Research and clear aged items on vendor statements.
  • Process 1099’s for A/P payees.
  • Assists all locations and departments with accounts payable questions.
  • Maintain auto expense database.
  • Serve as secondary back up to general ledger and loan accounting function.
  • Tracks and verify daily receipt summary reports and check stubs for all branches.
  • Work with internal audit to provide AP information and answer questions. 
  • Distribute department mail daily.
  • Manage offsite storage for department.



Position Requirements...


  • HS Diploma or Equivalent required.
  • Associates Degree in Accounting preferred.
  • 1+ years’ experience in an accounting environment required.
  • Must be proficient in computer technology and Microsoft applications.
  • Must have knowledge of accounts payable and accounting systems.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to successfully communicate both verbally and written.
  • Ability to quickly learn and effectively use new processes and procedures to meet business initiatives.
  • Ability to work effectively on teams by building strong relationships, listening to others, valuing opinions, and helping team to meet goals.
  • Knowledge of general accounting concepts is required.
  • Extremely efficient at completing repetitive tasks to process and pay a high volume of invoices.


Here's What We Can Offer You...

GreenStone has an outstanding Total Rewards package, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, and 11 paid holidays per year
  • 401(k) plan – up to a 9% employer contribution/match
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Life/AD&D benefits, etc.
  • $100/year Logo Wear allowance
  • $400/year Wellness Subsidy/Reimbursement & wellness programs
  • Student Debt repayment grant

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Nearest Major Market: Lansing