Accounts Payable Specialist

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-341770
    • Job Location: San Diego, CA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/18/2022
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Radford Job Code: 09103
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Job Description

Kratos is looking for an Accounts Payable Specialist in the San Diego, CA area.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) develops and fields transformative, affordable technology, platforms, and systems for United States National Security related customers, allies, and commercial enterprises.

At Kratos, we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit balanced with discipline. We work hard, and take care of our customers, employees and families. Recognized as thought leaders in our industry, we are motivated by creating and delivering innovative solutions to our nation and global customers. We proactively build trusted relationships with our peers, partners and customers, and take ownership for our actions always striving to do the right thing.

Kratos offers medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance, 401(k) savings plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), paid time off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and more.

The Accounts Payable Specialist will ensure timely and accurate processing of vendor invoices, obtain proper approvals, match invoices against purchase orders, code invoices, research and resolve discrepancies, and review batches for data entry.

• Review and process invoices and check requests in accordance with Company policies and procedures
• Process expense reports including review for compliance with the Company travel policy and government contractor guidelines
• Perform check matching duties
• Reconcile accounts payable transactions
• Research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues
• Maintain vendor files
• Correspond with internal customers and vendors and respond to inquiries
• Assist with month end closing
• Provide supporting documentation for audits
• Assist in identifying cost control opportunities and other projects as needed
• Other duties may be assigned

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Experience and Skills

• Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
• Skilled at organizing and prioritizing workflow to meet deadlines
• Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors
• Ability to interact appropriately with the public
• Ability to adhere to workplace rules and policies and procedures
• Ability to analyze and solve problems
• Strong computer skills and ability to multi-task within multiple systems and across projects
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to work independently or as a team and adapt as needed
• Proficient in Excel preferred

• High School diploma or equivalent
• Three to Five years demonstrated Accounts Payable experience working in a fast-paced environment
• Knowledge of accounting policies and practices
• Experience working with purchasing cards and reconciling p-card statements
• Experience with PO processing (3-way match)
• Experience with Deltek Costpoint preferred
• Experience with employee travel and expenses preferred
• Experience working in a government contracting environment preferred

• Office environment
• Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
• Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)
• Ability to lift up to 10 pounds


Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
Kratos Defense is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. EOE, Minorities, Females, Vet, Disabled, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or any other protected class.
All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply. Kratos Defense is committed to America's veterans by providing opportunities for them to continue contributing after service to our nation. We also work to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.
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