Accounts Payable Specialist

Mid-States Distributing Co Mendota Heights, MN
Come work in the accounting department at Mid-States; it's where everyone counts! Mid-States is looking for a talented Accounts Payable Specialist who enjoys a dynamic, fun filled work environment to join our team. Mid-States offers a unique business environment with a contemporary culture and we are growing fast! This role is a full-time, non-exempt position and will perform general accounting functions for the accounts payable group. This individual will add value as a member of the business unit through their strong organizational, technical and communication skills. Come be audit you can be and apply with Mid-States today!

* Mid-States is not accepting applications from outside recruiters, staffing agencies or headhunters for this role.


Established in 1954, Mid-States Distributing Company, Inc. ("Mid-States") is the leading Farm, Ranch and Home Retail Cooperative that unites Members to harness and leverage the collective capabilities, strengths and resources so that "Each and All" share, learn, grow, improve and maximize professional and personal well-being.

Our cooperative consists of 41 independent, privately held, financially sound Farm, Ranch & Home retailers ("Members") who are committed and loyal to their fellow Members and the betterment of all. The Members have approximately 650+ retail store locations throughout the United States and Canada generating over $6 billion of annual retail sales. Our Members merchandise items such as agriculture parts & supplies, petroleum products, tools & hardware, pet food, lawn & garden, animal health supplies, apparel & footwear, sporting goods as well as other products for the Farm, Ranch and Home.


* Associate in Accounting Degree/Certificate

* Minimum 1-2 years of accounting work experience


* Entering invoices in to the accounts payable system

* Auditing EDI batches

* Accurate matching of checks with appropriate backup

* Work on resolution of past due items and reconciliation of vendor aging statements

* Assist in the processing of credit and claims filed by our members

* Assist with the new vendor setup process

* Handle calls/email requests and vendor correspondences in an courteous and professional manner

* Communicate clearly and effectively on the phone, in email and face-to-face

* Organize your job duties, time, office files and space for maximum efficiency

* Perform special projects and duties as requested


* Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook and Word)

* Proficient 10-key and keyboard aptitude, data entry accuracy and speed

* Strong attention to detail

* Proficient with the use of office equipment (label machines, copiers, fax, scanners and printers)

* Language and reasoning skills that provide the ability to read and comprehend short correspondence and memos as well as common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form

* Mathematical skills that include the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure

* Must possess the ability to recognize and appropriately handle confidential materials

* Willingness to promote positive, respectful working relationships and working environment

* Organized, project and detail oriented and motivated to succeed

* A "hands-on" team player with a positive attitude, customer service focus and high level of energy

* Great communication and listening skills


* Competitive Salary

* 10 Paid Holidays

* PTO available after 90 days

* Employer pays 85% of health and dental premiums for employee AND family coverage when enrolled in base plan.

* Employer HSA Contributions for eligible health plans

* Flexible Spending Accounts (General Medical, Limited Purpose, and Dependent Care Reimbursement)

* Optional Vision Coverage

* Employer paid Term Life and AD&D Coverage and Long Term Disability

* 401(k) with company match AND profit sharing (upon meeting eligibility requirements)

* Casual dress code

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