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Accounting Specialist

Date: Jun 16, 2022

Location: PHOENIX, AZ, US, 85004-3903

Company: APS

Our employees are important to the success and future of our organization and our customers’ experiences. At APS, our pay and benefits, along with retirement, recognition, time off, career development and well-being, make up our Total Rewards program. It is an important part of the employee experience at APS and supports your personal well-being and professional satisfaction. We are committed to providing programs that matter to our employees throughout all life and career phases.


Accounting Specialist involves processing a high volume of Purchase Order-related invoices and managing the process from beginning to end – reviewing invoices for completeness and accuracy, preparing the documents for import/scanning and validating/keying the invoices into the payables system.  

  • Prior Accounts Payable experience, preferably in a high volume environment. 
  • Speed and accuracy in data entry are a must. 
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills as well as problem solving skills are also important. 
  • PeopleSoft experience a plus.


Minimum Requirements

  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices as demonstrated through minimum of six (6) college semester hours in accounting or specific
  • Application of such knowledge for a minimum of  one (1) year,
  • OR a minimum of two (2) years of specific experience in performing work requiring the researching, organizing, analyzing and reporting of data/information utilizing various computer/software applications/databases (i.e. Excel spreadsheets & graphs, databases- Access, BAS).


Major Accountabilities

1) Develop, analyze, monitor & reconcile accounts, transactions & reports; create queries on costs; identify & resolve problems; interpret and apply govt statutes, regs, and/or Company policies and procedures to accounting applications.

2) Develop billings for the participants.

3) Develop specialized procedures for vendors and/or other departments of the company related to accounting systems and processes in compliance with company policies and procedures.

4) Provide information on the status of various actions, applicable procedures, guidelines, instructions, practices and policies to other employees.

5) Coordinate and provide guidance to various internal and external customers to facilitate applicable processes, procedures and authorization.

6) Research, analyze, & correct all accounting transactions (Journal Vouchers, Inventory Journal Vouchers, File Maintenance Void and Journal entry errors).

7) Utilize computer, including word-processing, spreadsheets & graphs (Excel) and database (Access) software, download and upload databases, take data and import it into different applications, and query the mainframe in order to gather data and present it in a usable format.

Export Compliance / EEO Statement

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Flex Role:
This position is not required to be performed at a specific APS facility as long as adequate technology and a solid ergonomic set up are present. Pending agreement with leadership, employees hired into this role will be able to choose where they prefer to perform their work. Employees will have two options to choose from: 

  • APS office based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from an APS facility.
  • Home based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from his/her home.


*Employees in Flex roles are required to reside in Arizona (or NM for Four Corners-based employees). Role types are subject to change based on business need. 

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