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Job Title:  Accounts Payable Specialist

Requisition ID:  4111

Burnaby, British Columbia, CA, V5J 5M4

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.


Job Purpose

Alpha Technologies Ltd. is an established leader in the design and manufacture of powering solutions for the Telecom, CATV (Canada), Traffic, Security, Medical, Industrial and Renewable Energy industries.

We have an immediate opening for an Accounts Payable Specialist to join our Accounts Payable team in our Burnaby facility. Reporting to the Controller, the Accounts Payable Specialist will ensure the timely recording of the company’s liabilities associated with the day-to-day operations of the business.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Enter vouchers payables for both PO and non-PO related invoices
  • Verify quantities and prices on vendor invoices against quantities and prices on the purchase order, and create vouchers in a high volume deadline driven environment
  • Verify the accuracy of GL/department coding for non-purchase order invoices, and that appropriate approvals have been received by department managers before creating vouchers
  • Reconcile Vouchers Payable monthly, cleaning up old PO receipts
  • Investigate invoices with no corresponding purchase order
  • Liaise with suppliers regarding invoice/statement discrepancies
  • Reconcile vendor statements with vendor master, specifically Alpha Group vendor accounts
  • Act as a contact person for vendors’ accounts receivable staff

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Cont.

  • Act as a resource person for financial management regarding vendor account status
  • Coordinate weekly cheque runs from payment proposal to payment distribution, including the setup of EFTs and Wires as necessary
  • Record appropriate accruals related to company liabilities
  • Assist with month-end and year-end activities associated with Accounts Payable and Vouchers Payable
  • Assist with various projects as required


  • Minimum 3 years experience with high volume AP
  • Completion of Grade 12 education plus supplementary courses in (intermediate) financial accounting or equivalent
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in a large ERP
  • Understanding of criteria required for liability recognition
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Working knowledge of word processing software and intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel

General Job Requirements

  • This position will work in an office setting, expect minimal physical demands.


EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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