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National Renewable Energy Laboratory AP Specialist in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

AP Specialist



CO - Golden


Position Type



Hours Per Week



Job Description

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado is the nation’s primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Provide financial operations support within the Office of the CFO to help get our research off the ground. . Work within a dynamic accounting department closely collaborating with accounting specialist and research project controllers to execute the AP workflow as well as improve institutional processes. Administer NREL’s policies and procedures and guide the preparation, calculation, audit and issuance of payments to vendors and employees.

Full cycle AP to include the following:

  • Review and process moderate volume, highly complex invoices using Oracle Accounts Payable module for both three-way and two-way match.

  • Review subcontract invoices to ensure compliance with applicable terms and conditions.

  • Monitor subcontracts to ensure subcontract deliverable(s) and invoice payment requirements are met.

  • Process payment runs (Check, ACH and Wires).

  • Send Wires.

  • Recall payments.

  • Void/Cancel/Re-Issue payments.

  • Handle correspondences (mail, email and telephone) for information within NREL and with outside vendors.

  • Research and resolve all invoice and purchase order discrepancies.

  • Respond to Audit requests.

  • Reconcile vendor statements.

  • Foreign payee review and payment handling.

  • Works with project controllers on special projects.

  • Other Duties as assigned .

The successful candidate will be a continuous learner, comes up with innovative ideas, takes initiative and has a commitment to quality. We are looking for someone who can join our organization growing with it and is eager to progress in their career.


Basic Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in accounting/finance field or, Associates Degree in business, accounting or related field or certification program of comparable scope and 5 or more years of experience in the accounting/finance field.


Additional Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years of experience in a high complexity, fast paced accounting department with a public sector, government or similar organization

  • Basic knowledge of generally accepted account principles (GAAP)

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Minimum 3 years previous experiences using accounting systems, word processing and Excel spreadsheets

  • Excellent customer service orientation

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • The ability to positively interact with individuals at all levels inside and outside of the Lab

  • Demonstrated forward thinking and innovative approaches

  • Ability to adapt to change and take initiative

  • Prior exposure to applicable software packages, including Oracle AP Module

Preferred Qualifications


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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. With locations in Golden and Boulder, Colorado, and a satellite office in Washington, D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States.

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