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Accounts Payable Specialist - 100% Remote! Financial Accounting & Reporting

Location: Houston Methodist Academic Institute
6670 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030
Job Ref:
Talent Area:
Finance and Legal
Job Shift:
1st - Day
Job Type:
Posted Date:
July 9, 2024

At Houston Methodist, the Accounts Payable (AP) Specialist position is responsible for performing tasks related to the maintenance and processing of accounts payable transactions. This includes entering invoices into the AP system, reviewing transactions
for accuracy and completeness, promptly responding to inquiries utilizing the highest level of customer service, verifying all documentation agrees to invoice, purchase order and receiving. Processes according to supplier agreed payment terms and department policies and procedures.

Additional Information: 100% remote position, applicants must be a Texas resident! Ideal applicants will have prior work experience with Stipend processing.



  • Contributes to teamwork by consistently offering assistance and responding in a positive, timely manner to requests for assistance from suppliers, team members and across the organization.
  • Actively participates in meetings, huddles and with other team members using positive communication.


  • Calculates, posts business transactions, processes invoices, verifies transactions for accuracy, compliance, validity and completeness.
  • Prepares vouchers and ensures appropriate items are included (i.e. invoice number, date, supplier address, item description, amounts and coding) according to policies and procedures.


  • Pays attention to detail to insure data entry is accurate and complete. Obtains accurate information and data as needed for processing and payment.
  • Verifies invoice totals and accurately calculates and applies discounts as appropriate.
  • Obtains appropriate documentation for vouchers, supplier records, payment transactions, cancellations, etc., and correspondence necessary to maintain
  • complete files.
  • Performs research and take appropriate actions regarding discrepancies.
  • Keeps management informed on work status and issues.


  • Independently manages time effectively and prioritizes daily tasks. Utilizes department resources efficiently. Minimizes incidental overtime.
  • Completes work assignments within assigned deadlines.


  • Proactively manages own career development. Completes My Development Plan (MDP)
  • Stays up to date on department policies and procedures. Makes recommendations and submits innovative ideas for improvement to department leadership.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.



  • High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)
  • Associates degree preferred.


  • Two years experience in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) accounts payable system


  • N/A


  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
  • Demonstrated customer service orientation
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, high volume environment
  • Strong team work skills



  • Uniform No
  • Scrubs No
  • Business professional Yes
  • Other (department approved) No

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. DIsaster, Severe Weather Events, etc) regardless of selection below.

  • On Call* Yes

**Travel specifications may vary by department**

  • May require travel within the Houston Metropolitan area Yes
  • May require travel outside Houston Metropolitan area No

Company Profile:

Houston Methodist Academic Institute oversees the Education Institute and Research Institute, including 772 faculty and 56,250 learners. The Academic Institute aligns our research and education initiatives in service to the clinical mission, providing solutions that answer the call for new technologies and skills our clinicians need for patient care.

Houston Methodist Education Institute coordinates our primary academic affiliation with Weill Cornell Medicine and other joint programs, including the Engineering Medicine Program at Texas A&M University Intercollegiate School of Engineering Medicine. The Education Institute also oversees continuing medical education and graduate medical education, and supports more than 1,000 trainees in residence for medical, nursing, allied health and research education programs.

Houston Methodist Research Institute supports research programs and infrastructure that enable faculty across the system to bring new scientific discoveries to patients as rapidly as possible through the full cycle of a cure from conceptual bench research, to prototyping and development, to clinical trials and FDA approval. The Research Institute supports more than 1,387 clinical research protocols and $70.3 million in extramurally funded translational research programs.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

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