Accounts Payable Specialist

Chesapeake, VA

Known for our quality of work and quality of life, we make it a priority to provide for our employees, clients, and community. Information and qualifications regarding this job are listed below.

about us.

Founded in 1982, MEB is a full-service construction firm with corporate headquarters in Chesapeake, VA and a regional office in Richmond, VA. With nearly 300 employees and over $250 million in annual revenue, MEB has the resources and strength to provide the highest level of service for a wide variety of complex construction projects throughout both the Mid-Atlantic and the country. We are proud of the culture we’ve built, and as MEB experience’s growth year over year, we continue to put an emphasis on our people, our clients, and safety.

MEB's areas of expertise.

  • Water // Wastewater
  • Fueling Systems // Storage
  • Environmental //Resilience
  • Hospitality // Entertainment
  • Manufacturing // Industrial
  • Corporate // Government

MEB's benefits.

  • 401(k) & Matching
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development

job brief.

Our team is looking for a highly organized and motivated Accounts Payable Specialist to process financial transactions for the organization including, but not limited to, accounts payable, corporate credit account reconciliations, and various other transactional issues. You will be responsible for proper record keeping, financial reporting and the preparation of sales tax records for financial audits. To succeed, you must ensure that you are living by MEB’s core values every day and be confident in your ability to execute critical business functions knowing that your work directly contributes to the success of the company.

If you are process-driven, have an extreme attention to detail, and are looking for a challenging and rewarding career then we’d like to meet you!

core areas of responsibility.

  • Setup new vendors in the accounting system with proper documentation per IRS 1099 tax reporting requirements.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with new and existing vendors.
  • Prepare and process weekly vendor payments.
  • Research and resolve vendor and payment issues.
  • Monitor open payables to ensure timely approval and payment.
  • Issue field purchase orders and instruct employees on purchasing procedures.
  • Review and complete vendor credit applications.
  • Understand, monitor, and maintain ST-11A Tax Exemption Certificates for multiple projects.
  • Prepare multi state tax reports and remit payments monthly.
  • Assist with sales and use tax audits.
  • Prepare and process first of the month payments.
  • Track and process monthly equipment loan payments.
  • Manage and reconcile corporate credit card accounts for payment.
  • Setup, monitor and make payment on various rental leases.
  • Manage and reconcile company petty cash.
  • Track and reconcile employee AR accounts.
  • Process and submit year-end 1099 reports and forms.
  • Reconcile monthly vendor statements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

skills you possess.

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of expert level proficiency in data entry and processing, with a strong emphasis on accuracy and efficiency.
  • Demonstrated track record of ownership and accountability in previous roles.
  • Capable of tailoring communication style (both written and verbal) to effectively connect with individuals at every level of the organization.
  • Familiarity with the construction industry desired, but not required.
  • Excellent time management and organization skills.
  • Highly proficient in Excel. Knowledge of various types of accounting software ideal but not required.
  • Able to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.

Pre-Employment Drug Screen required. E-Verify. DMV. EOE/Minorities/Females/Disabilities/Veterans