Accounts Payable Specialist

Accounting and Finance
Chicago, IL
Full Time

About fairlife, LLC

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fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that produces nourishing and great-tasting milk-based products made using a patented cold-filtration process that removes some natural sugars while concentrating the protein and calcium naturally found in real cows’ milk.

Our line of delicious, lactose-free fairlife® products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk, which has 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk; fairlife® with DHA, ultra-filtered milk with DHA Omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health; fairlife YUP!®, a line of flavored milks; Core Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife® nutrition plan™, a nutrition shake to support one’s journey to better health; and the newly launched fairlife® Light Ice Cream, a line of creamy, frozen desserts. In partnership with The Coca-Cola Company®, fairlife ultra-filtered milk and Core Power high protein shakes are distributed throughout the United States (U.S.) and Canada; all other fairlife products are available in the U.S.

To learn more about fairlife and its collection of products, please visit fairlife.com.

job purpose: The Accounts Payable Specialist will be responsible for ensuring that all A/P transactions are processed in a timely and accurate manner. This motivated employee is responsible for processing Orders Vendor Invoices, as well as general accounting tasks. This position must have the ability to communicate and address issues to ensure and processes are handled in the most efficient manner.  Attention to detail, organization and accuracy are essential to this position. In addition, this position will be involved in developing policies and procedures and training material as required to support and improve current processes. This role will also be responsible for performing basic general accounting tasks as needed to support the order process and invoicing process as required.

responsibilities: 

  • Process vendor invoices through ERP system (Dynamics 365)
  • Prepare/process required journal entries and accruals relating to Accounts Payable Department.
  • Reconciliation of vendor statements
  • Knowledge of GL coding of vendor invoices and payment requests
  • Resolve account discrepancies by investigating documentation
  • Continuously evaluate work tasks/streams, utilize current accounting system technology, and research new technology to facilitate efficient functionality and process improvement
  • Work with sales, marketing, accounting, plants and others to ensure the completeness of A/P Invoices submitted for payment
  • Perform additional duties or special assignments as assigned or required

 

qualifications:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years’ Accounts Payable experience required
  • Excellent organizational skills including prioritizing, scheduling, and time management
  • Teamwork, collaboration, and ability to flex with the needs of the business required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products (Word and Excel)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Seek new, improved, and innovative ways to increase effectiveness of departmental operations and processes

 

reports to: Accounts Payable Supervisor

position location:  Chicago, IL

fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected].

Why fairlife



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  • "In my career, finding an organization that’s growing their core business at an exceptional pace, innovating for the future and having fun with good people while doing it is the holy grail, and fairlife has it. "
    Norm Baker
    Finance Director
  • “I absolutely love working for fairlife because of the positive values they have! In my time here I have been given many opportunities to move up within the plant and am treated as part of the family.”
    Nurul Yaminudin
    Warehouse Supervisor
  • “Over the past 7 years, I have had the opportunity to grow from a Processing Operator to my current position as a Packaging Coordinator. fairlife believes in better and shows it by caring for their employees while offering competitive pay and career advancement opportunities.”
    Leonarda Roma
    Packaging Coordinator
  • “First impressions are very important, and I felt very welcomed the first day I started training. The staff at the Coopersville facility made me feel like I was a valuable addition to the fairlife team."
    Chuck Passenier
    Warehouse Associate
  • "While our portfolio of brands is amazing, the people I work with every day is what I love. We operate small and big. We challenge the industry norms. We run when everyone else walks. It’s a dynamic culture."
    Nina Johnson
    Sr. Director, Strategic Revenue Growth Management
  • "I love that we're providing a healthy alternative for people who are lactose intolerant. I have family members who are lactose intolerant; I feel like I am doing a service to them!"
    Carlton Kirkpatrick
    Warehouse Associate
  • "It’s a place where I’ve grown and learned a lot, giving me the ability to move into my role as a Packaging Technician. The people here are positively great teammates and the heart of what makes fairlife the place it is."
    Katie Sanger
    Packaging Technician
  • “fairlife is fast-paced, exciting, and growing quickly! This company is all in on innovation, and the support I’ve gotten for my own ideas has been incredible. We truly live out our credo of better values.”
    Lauren Knight
    Communications Manager

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fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected]