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Dow Jones Accounts Payable Analyst in PRINCETON, New Jersey

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Job Description:

The AP Processor provides financial, administrative and clerical support by ensuring payments are completed and expenses are controlled by receiving payments, processing, verifying and reconciling invoices according to established policies and procedures in an efficient, timely and accurate manner.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reconciles processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances

  • Monitor discount opportunities; scheduling and preparing checks; ensuring credit s received for outstanding memo

  • Verifies vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions.

  • Review aged creditor reports and clear outstanding credits and unpaid invoices

  • Daily reconciliation of invoice interfaces

  • Handle workflow exceptions and clear them from the system according to established procedures

  • Review of all applicable invoices to determine correct application of non-resident withholding tax

  • Take ownership of Accounts Payable mailbox ensuring queries are responded to in a timely and professional manner

  • Regular review and analysis of vendor spend reports to identify costs that can be pushed over to Purchase Orders

  • Knowledge of 1099/1042 compliance and reporting

  • Assist in month end close processes

  • Analyze current processes and recommend improvements

  • Assist with gathering document support for sox and financial audits

  • Vendor creation. Review and validate records for all new vendors and register them on the AP system

  • Vendor maintenance – validate any requested changes to vendor records in line with company’s compliance policy


  • 5+ years accounts payable experience

  • SAP experience preferred but not required

  • Basic knowledge of general accounting principles, regulatory standards and compliance requirements

  • General math skills

  • Proficiency in MS Office, including the ability to operate computerized accounting and spreadsheet programs

  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail and confidentiality

  • Excellent data entry skills

  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills, a critical thinker

  • Effective verbal, listening and written communication skills

  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines

  • Ability to work independently or as a team member

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Business Area: FINANCE

Job Category: Finance Group

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Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

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Req ID: 17884