Accounts Payable Specialist

Work Address

816 Camaron Street


Explore your passion with us!

Founded in 1988, Child Development Schools is headquartered in Austin, TX operating over 260 childcare centers in 11 states. Our three early childhood education brands are Childcare Network, Sunrise Preschools, and My Small Wonders. We proudly provide quality care and developmental education to over 30,000 children aged six weeks to twelve years.

We have a great opportunity for an Accounts Payable Specialist to join our growing company!

The Accounts Payable Specialist will report to the Accounts Payable Manager, and has significant interactions with external vendors and employees in the schools, field and the corporate offices. This individual is responsible for timely and accurately processing vendor invoices and employee expense reports to maintain compliance with the company's policies, procedures and contractual requirements.

This is an onsite position.


  • Review and verify invoices/check requests/expense reports for appropriate documentation, coding and approval prior to payment
  • Sort, code and match invoices
  • Enter and upload invoices into system
  • Prepare and process electronic transfers and payments
  • Reconcile vendor statements and invoices, identify discount opportunities, resolve discrepancies and ensure accounts are up to date
  • Monitor incoming mails/emails and distribute invoices/inquires to account payable team members
  • Ensure internal and external inquiries have been addressed promptly and satisfactorily
  • Assist with month end closing and audits
  • Review invoices to ensure appropriate sales taxes have been charged or accrued. Escalate discrepancies to tax accountant to follow up
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned by supervisor.Assist with month end closing and audits
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned by the supervisor

Our Benefits Provide:

  • Discounts up to 50% off childcare tuition
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance plans
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Leave
  • Free access to online training
  • Education assistance to pursue your degree
  • 401K plan savings and investment plan with employer contribution


  • High school diploma required
  • Knowledge of account payable and general accounting procedures required
  • Proficiency with data entry and 10-key by touch required
  • Intermediate Excel required
  • Multi-unit, multi-state background desired
  • Experience working with a geographically dispersed team, in a high volume, fast-paced, cross-functional environment
  • Strong organization skills with strong attention to detail
  • Customer-focused, proactive and responsive.
  • Team player with the ability to forge effective working relationships at all levels while building trust and respect.
  • Strong self-starter with proven success of multitasking, meeting strict deadlines and maintaining high accuracy.
  • Quick learner and problem-solver when faced with new issues or challenges.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Strong sense of urgency, initiative and drive to follow through on assignments

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