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Accounts Payable Specialist

Company: Space Exploration Technologies
Location: Hawthorne
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.


The accounts payable specialist is a key member of the finance organization, providing transactional support to the accounts payable department. This position involves high-volume processing of expense reports and invoices.


  • Meet transaction targets in a high-volume accounts payable department
  • Process and match invoices to purchase orders and resolve any discrepancies
  • Review invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment
  • Respond to questions from vendors and internal departments in a timely manner
  • Reconcile vendor statements, research, and correct discrepancies
  • Provide support to the department by processing expense reports, maintaining Excel reports, importing and exporting databases and files, and printing, organizing, and mailing checks
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2+ years of accounts payable, finance, or operations experience


  • Strong motivation for automation and process improvement
  • General knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Experience with Excel and MS Dynamics 365 or other ERP accounting systems
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with SQL
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness
  • Strong organizational and time management skills


  • Position requires ability to work overtime when needed


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX's Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000

Keywords: Space Exploration Technologies, Hawthorne , Accounts Payable Specialist, Other , Hawthorne, California

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