Accounts Payable Specialist

Apr 10, 2023

Job Description

At Mercury, we’re building a better way to bank for all types of businesses. We started by imagining what the best banking platform for startups would be like. Fast forward a few short years, and we are adding more and more financial tools to support businesses as they grow. In just the past year we have launched Venture Debt, Bill Pay, and the IO credit card. And it’s not just startups - we have customers in ecommerce, non-profit, crypto, and other industries as well.

We are looking for an Accounts Payable (AP) Specialist to join our accounting team! This person will be responsible for processing and coding invoices, categorizing credit card transactions, processing payments to vendors, and performing account reconciliations as needed. Ultimately, the AP specialist will have a daily impact on financial transactions and will play a big part in helping to oversee and monitor our company’s expenses.

The ideal candidate is someone who loves the detailed nature of the Accounts Payable process. This is also a unique opportunity to provide feedback on the product as a user of the Mercury platform to improve accountants’ experience with the product.


  • Manage the accounts payable cycle from invoice entry to payment.
  • Ensure proper coding of invoices prior to entry into the accounting system.
  • Review invoices for appropriate documentation & resolve any invoice / purchase order discrepancies prior to payment.
  • Ensure invoices are appropriately approved and submitted for timely payment on platform.
  • Manage the AP inbox and respond to vendor inquiries and other internal requests in a timely manner.
  • Assist in streamlining and improving the accounts payable process.
  • Maintain accurate vendor records and assist with 1099 processing at year-end.
  • Categorize credit card transactions and perform account reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Assist accounting team with ad-hoc or special projects as needed.

Job Requirements

  • Have a BA/BS or equivalent in accounting or related field.
  • Have 2-3 years of accounts payable or other relevant accounting experience.
  • Have a basic understanding of GAAP.
  • Be organized, detail-oriented, and deadline-driven.
  • Have strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Have intermediate MS Excel skills.
  • Strive to make continuous process improvements and improve pain points.
  • Have experience with AP automation tools (Netsuite experience is a plus).
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