Accounts Payable Specialist

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Reports to: VP, Accounting | Finance | IT

Department: Finance

Education: 2+ years of accounting coursework preferred

Driver's License: Valid state license

Location: Henderson, CO

Travel: None

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Physical Requirements: physical ability to walk around the plant, operate routine office equipment, speak and hear via telephone

The Accounts Payable Specialist is an important role within Birko and is responsible for the accurate and timely posting and payment of all vendor invoices. The successful candidate will take full ownership of the role, from obtaining invoices to processing payments and reconciling vendor statements.  




  • Obtain, review and verify invoices and statements in a proactive manner
  • Process vendor invoices and payments accurately and timely within the ERP system.
  • Recommend accruals for outstanding invoices
  • Work closely with the Purchasing and Receiving teams to research and resolve vendor discrepancies and issues, including items received but not invoiced
  • Routinely review and reconcile open POs
  • Prepare month-end reconciliations and assist with annual external audit
  • Identify purchasing trends
  • Vendor management, including W-9s and 1099s
  • Assist with implementation of continuous improvement projects
  • Provide training and coaching to AP Assistant (if applicable)
  • Primary backup for the Receptionist; includes answering phones and greeting visitors
  •  Other office tasks as assigned


Birko is an ISO 9001 Certified company. That means there are Standard Operating Procedures that are inherent to our success as a company. All positions require the following:

  • Maintaining an awareness of and following procedures
  • If procedures fail to result in desired outcome notifying supervisor
  • Being involved in updates to procedures and suggesting improvements




  • 3-5 years of recent accounts payable experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Accounting coursework preferred
  • Strong desire to take ownership and initiative
  •  Excellent organization, analytical and collaborative skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Adherence to corporate goals, values, and mission and vision statements
  • Process-driven
  • Strong Outlook, Excel and spend management software (Concur) skills
  • ERP experience; Microsoft Navision a plus

At Birko, we take food safety seriously. Nothing is more importantto us than making sure the food chain is secure, safe and pathogen free. Thecompany has over 65 years of service to the food safety industry and manufactures more than 400 concentrated cleaning,sanitation, antimicrobial interventions and process chemical formulations.

Birko’s expertise and innovation in food safety is built on astrong technical foundation and our team of chemists and microbiologists areindustry-leading experts. We supply over 60% of the Top 100 U.S. proteincompanies and 90% of the top 10 U.S. beef processors. Our penetration in thebrewery sector is equally strong as evidenced by our many customers who arewinners at the Great American Beer Fest! And in produce, our customers span thenation and include companies with household names and trusted products


Please note, Birko conducts pre-employment and random drug screens.  In addition, there will be a pre-employment background check.

Location: Henderson, CO
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