GEM Mortgage

Accounts Payable Specialist

Job Locations US-CA-Bakersfield
Full Time


GEM Mortgage, a division of Golden Empire Mortgage (GEM) is proud to hold ourselves as one of the most respected lenders in the mortgage industry for nearly 30 years. The GEM business philosophy holds true that all consumers deserve access to credit, where “our customers are our business” is the cornerstone for excellence.


Golden Empire Mortgage isn't just about mortgages and home lending - GEM is about people, and building lasting customer relationships.


At GEM we understand that the lending process can be intimidating, that’s why we ensure that all of our employees hold to the highest level of client satisfaction. We pride ourselves on integrity, knowledge and state of the art technology all in an effort to provide our customers with excellent customer service and the best rates possible.


Job summary

Under general supervision of the Controller, the Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for accumulating, organizing, reviewing, verifying, and entering vendor invoices; inputting data regarding vendor invoices into the accounting software system; printing and mailing checks to vendors, borrowers, and/or employees; generating and reviewing a variety of automated reports on a routine basis, detecting and responding to due dates, errors, and discrepancies.


Essential job functions

  1. Accumulate A/P invoices and check requests from a variety of sources (branches, mail, managers, staff accountants, Appraisal Order Department)
  2. Input invoices and check requests quickly and accurately into accounting software system
  3. Cut checks for vendors and place in mail
  4. Ensure each invoice/request is paid only once
  5. File paid invoices by vendor
  6. Maintain Vendor database
  7. Answer questions from vendors and branches regarding payable issues
  8. Organize and oversee the preparation of annual Form 1099 reporting

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


Four years of related experience which includes two years of clerical accounting experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. 


Abilities required

  1. Knowledge of accounts payable principles, practices, regulations, and procedures.
  2. Skill in using Microsoft Office products Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  3. Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  4. Organizational skills for tracking and storing paid and unpaid vendor invoices and check requests.
  5. Accurate data-entry skills for entering accounts payable information into database.


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