Accounts Payable Clerks who process outstanding bills and provide other clerical support for their company are in demand throughout Canada, especially if they have superior skills and a high level of accuracy.

The Job

Work realities:
Accounts Payable Clerks process invoices for goods and services that the company bought on terms. They may also back up accounts receivable clerks and perform many other clerical duties as part of their job.

Accounts Payable Clerks calculate, post, correct, manage, and pay outstanding invoices. Upon receipt, the clerk verifies that the bills are correct, and if not, works with vendors to investigate and resolve any discrepancies before payment. As part of the job, the Accounts Payable Clerk posts and reconciles payments to the general ledger and other documents.

Future possibilities:
Accounts Payable Clerks can achieve supervisory or management status with experience or move into other jobs that require a high level of judgement, integrity, and accuracy.


Positions for Accounts Payable Clerks call for analytical skills, attention to detail, problem solving skills, accuracy, and an ability to become proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and certain accounting software. Good communication skills are a must.

Required Skills and Training

Entry-level Accounts Payable Clerks require a high school diploma.

Higher-paying jobs with more responsibility may require at least two years of work experience and college coursework.

Skills and Certifications:
Accounts Payable Clerks may need to be bondable and able to become proficient in accounting software and general office software. Fluency in both French and English is an asset.


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