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Accounts Payable Specialist

Sacramento, California; Job Reference ID: ACCOU05796
Company Description:

Core-Mark (Nasdaq CORE)

Core-Mark is one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America. Founded in 1888, Core-Mark offers a full range of products, marketing programs and technology solutions to over 44,000 customer locations in the U.S. and Canada through 32 distribution centers (excluding two distribution facilities the Company operates as a third party logistics provider). Core-Mark services traditional convenience retailers, grocers, drug, liquor and specialty stores, and other stores that carry convenience products.

AS a Fortune’s 500 company with a projected revenue above $16 billion, Core-Mark continues to grow!. Our Corporate Culture provides a progressive, growth-oriented work environment, where you’ll enjoy greater autonomy, and a strong team atmosphere. We are seeking a professional with a high potential for advancement.

Key Responsibilities:

This position reflects increasing responsibility from direct processing and includes significant vendor interaction. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Proactive vendor support for a portfolio of assigned vendors
  • Monitor the GRIR (Goods Receipt/Invoice Receipt) Clearing Account and ensure all open items are cleared; Request missing invoices timely
  • Monitor Open Text Report and ensure all transactions are processed timely
  • Contact divisions as required for incomplete aged items in Workflow
  • Monitor the Sub Ledger and ensure that all transactions are cleared and current
  • Primary AP contact with the vendor
  • Work with vendors and division issues, responding within 48 hours
  • Ensure ticket system issues are resolved within 48 hours
  • Work to resolve root cause of issues identified
  • Escalate to senior management issues that are not resolved
  • Ensure that CDUs are deducting timely and move if they are not; hold vendor and push if required
  • Ensure that Down Payment (DP) vendors are managed and cleared
  • Ensure that significant vendors are monitored daily or as required
  • Request manual checks as necessary
  • Adhere to all deadlines daily, monthly and quarterly, following up on open items
  • Communicate regularly with management and keep manager informed of any major concerns or issues
  • Provide information to audit as directed by management


  • Minimum 2-3 years of Accounts Payable and General ledger experience or equivalent
  • Experience in high volume invoice environment
  • Understanding of Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) controls for Accounts Payable including segregation of duties (SOD)
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities
  • Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal, and analytical skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to follow through with tasks to completion within deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize key tasks
  • Accounting degree or certificate recommended


  • Proficient in SAP or other ERP systems
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Excel (VLookup, pivot tables, etc.)
  • Intermediate skills in Power Point and Word
  • Intermediate to advanced reconciliation and research skills