Accounts Payable and Payroll Specialist

Mueller Prost is seeking an Accounts Payable and Payroll Specialist for our Clayton office.This is an internal position that will be working exclusively on one of our clients performing accounts payable and payroll functions.

Duties and Responsibilities

As an Accounts Payable and Payroll Specialist, you will accurately and proficiently process payroll and transactions for multiple facilities of a large client of the firm. The responsibilities of the position include the following:

  • Prepare payroll and associated functions such as reconciling travel expenses and insurance/benefit plans; updating changes in deductions and withholding; and updating records for new hires and terminations. 
  • Verify approved hours from employee time reports and enter into the payroll system 
  • Timely distribution of paychecks to multiple locations 
  • Prepare payroll journal entries for posting 
  • Coordinate preparation and distribution of W-2s 
  • Prepare appropriate accounting schedules and reports as required 
  • Review and verify coding on invoices and check requests 
  • Enter and upload invoices daily into the software system 
  • Prepare accounts payable registers for check runs 
  • Research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues 
  • Maintain vendor files 
  • Correspond with vendors and respond to inquiries 
  •  Post transactions to journals, ledgers and other records 
  • Close and reconcile the sub-ledger to the general ledger on a monthly basis
  • Review the set up new vendors including W-9s and 1099s 
  • Assist with month-end closing Assist with other projects as needed

What We Seek

  • Minimum of 3 years’ progressive experience in preparing and processing multi-location accounts payables and multi-state payroll
  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience in a progressively responsible position handling payables 
  • Knowledge of accounts payable and payroll principles, practices, regulations and procedures
  • Prior experience working in a CPA/professional services firm or senior living/healthcare facility is preferred, but not required
  • Experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience with Yardi a plus, but not required
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently with ease and professionalism
  • Must be detail oriented, extremely accurate, and able to proof own work
  • Demonstrated proficiency in detailed number-based tasks such as account reconciliations
  • Proven high level of integrity and work ethic
  • Able to perform basic calculations and mathematical figures
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills to interact with employees and outside sources alike
  • Professional appearance
  • Ability to prioritize work while functioning under strict deadlines
  • Contributes to the firm’s objectives by fostering a positive environment with personal cooperation, a good attitude, and a willingness to help others and be a team player
  • Ability to work overtime as required throughout the year as workload requires
  • Consistency and timeliness in attendance: arrives on time and provides adequate notice of needed absences

What We Offer

Mueller Prost is the key to our success. In turn, we’ll reward you with a competitive salary plus a benefits package that shows we care about you, your family, and your future.  We encourage team members to develop their distinctive talents and strengths and embrace an entrepreneurial spirit that rewards individual achievement. 

We have a comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans with health savings account option and a dependent care savings plan. 401(k) with firm provided match is offered.  We also offer business casual dress code, flexible hours, and parking provided at minimal cost.

We care about our employees and we care about our neighborhoods. Our firm is very involved in the community and we actively volunteer for various charity and civic organizations. We even provide our employees with two days annually to use to volunteer at the charity of their choice.

About Mueller Prost:

Mueller Prost has grown to become a leading CPA and business advisory firm.  Our four-office, 160+ person firm has been providing dedicated service to our clients for over 30 years. 

Mueller Prost is an equal opportunity employer and a firm believer in work-life balance. We invite you to learn more about our firm by browsing our website or CLICK HERE to watch our "Why Work at Mueller Prost" video.

  • Inc 5000 - 2017, Inc. Magazine
  • Best Places to Work 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, St. Louis Business Journal
  • The 2015 and 2016 Regional Leaders – Top 100 Firms: Midwest, Accounting Today
  • Best in Business - 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, St. Louis Small Business Monthly

To apply, submit your resume to Mueller Prost Human Resources.  We will only respond to those candidates in whom we have an interest.

Submit Online:
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By Mail:
Human Resources
7733 Forsyth Blvd., Ste. 1200
St. Louis, MO 63105


E-mail: (Please send a Microsoft Word .doc or .pdf of your resume).

Mueller Prost is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Our company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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