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Accounts Payable Specialist at Hornblower Cruises and Events, LLC in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Finance 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

City Experiences is seeking an Accounts Payable Specialist for its Chicago Office.

About Us:

City Experiences’ passion is to provide amazing experiences on land and water. Our 40- year success through organic growth and acquisitions has resulted in a portfolio of over 25+ brands that welcome upwards of 30 million guests/riders annually. If you’re an enthusiastic team player who thrives in an environment where communication, creativity, and cooperation are encouraged, this may just be the opportunity for you.

About the Opportunity:

The Accounts Payable Specialist assists in the Accounts Payable function for the assigned cities/business units to ensure consistently high levels of quality, service, and focus on profitability.

About You:

This person will be adaptable, dynamic, and embody City Experiences’ RESPECT Service System.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Receives packages from assigned cities.  Sorts, date stamps and properly inputs vendor invoices and expense reports into the accounting system.  Ensures all invoices input into the accounting system are mathematically accurate, coded to the proper account and properly approved for payment

  • Properly reviews invoices and expense reports for compliance with Company policies and for proper assessment of state and city use tax.

  • Issues checks to vendors in a timely manner.  Takes advantage of discounts when directed

  • Properly files, in a logical manner, all back-up related to payments.

  • Records and tracks month-end accruals and follows up on unpaid accruals in subsequent months

  • Researches & responds timely to all inquiries from vendors and internal staff as it relates to vendor payments and P&L charges

  • Assists in issuing manual checks

  • Assists in the tracking of capital expenditures, repair & maintenance projects, fuel costs, and other cost analyses as requested.

  • Participates in special projects as requested

  • Additional job duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Prior Accounts Payable experience preferred

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.  College courses or degree a plus.

  • Work in an organized manner

  • Pay attention to detail

  • Consistently meet tight deadlines

  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form

  • Manage multiple priorities/tasks

  • Work independently

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships as required by job responsibility

  • Accurate data entry

  • Work with Microsoft Office applications (especially Word & Excel)

The RESPECT Service System embodies City Experiences’ mission, vision, values and operating principles. By creating a company culture that puts RESPECT at its core, we believe it will drive us to achieve our goal of becoming a Global Experiences and Transportation Leader.

City Experiences is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We prohibit discrimination and or/harassment of any type, including but not limited to discrimination and or harassment based upon race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy or relation medical conditions, childbirth, breastfeeding, parental status, veteran and/or military status, disability (physical or mental) medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, political affiliation, domestic violence survivor status, marital status, or other characteristics prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Additional, City Experiences participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations.

Pursuant to applicable State and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.



  • Accounts Payable Experience



  • High School or better


  • Bachelors or better in Accounting or related field

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