Accounts Payable Clerk

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Accounting & Finance


Chicago, Illinois

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Company Description:

William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is headquartered in Chicago and, together with its strategic partners, operates in more than 20 offices worldwide.

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

  • Process invoices in an accurate and timely manner. Review invoices for proper documentation and approvals, process payments, post entries to the accounts payable system, match up checks to invoices and distribute checks to vendors. Coordinate weekly scanning of accounts payable invoices.
  • Review daily general ledger to ensure accuracy.
  • Prepare and maintain accounts payable records and reports.
  • Maintain all accounts payable reports, spreadsheets and accounts payable files.
  • Gather information for and prepare supporting documents for sales and use tax returns, including the 1099 process.
  • Process daily expense report downloads.
  • Resolving accounts payable issues among internal departments as well as outside agencies.
  • Additional responsibilities as requested.


  • 3 years general accounting experience required
  • Accounts Payable experience preferred
  • Experience with general ledger software NetSuite and Chrome River preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel required
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Working knowledge of computer software, general ledger and financial systems
  • Detail oriented with a good math aptitude
  • Ability to prioritize demands and manage workload with minimal supervision
  • Desire to work in a team environment

As a William Blair associate, you’ll enjoy Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, along with a generous profit sharing program that includes a 401K plan in addition to a firm contribution. We also offer three weeks of vacation, flexible spending accounts, a business casual dress code, a 75% discounted commissions on trades, and discounts at restaurants, museums, parks and retailers.

William Blair is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment practice because of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military service or on the basis of a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employee's ability to perform the duties of the job applied for.

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