Accounts Payable Specialist

Finance · Burnaby, British Columbia
Department Finance
Employment Type Full-Time

Smarter trade. Better lives. As a new world takes shape, DP World enables smarter trade and improves lives. Our modern, strategically positioned marine terminals and logistics parks have the speed, reliability and reach to ensure your cargo gets to where it needs to be – but what sets us apart is our team of experts with our unceasing commitment to innovation. The world is changing at an unparalleled pace and we are growing to meet its needs. With more capacity coming online we are ready for the future. We trade smarter.

  • 70,000 Vessels served each year
  • 174,000 Containers moved every day
  • 78 Businesses located in 40 countries
  • 45,000 People from 130 countries

DP World Canada

As part of a global entity, we pride ourselves on enabling smarter trade to create a better future for all. We call ourselves a ‘trade enabler’, because we make sure the world keeps moving day and night so people have the things they need, when they need them. DP World makes all this happen with a range of businesses adding value at key stages in the global supply chain and helping move cargo to thousands of destinations around the world. Playing such a vital role in the global supply chain, we help economies grow and nations prosper.


What We Offer 

Joining DP World Canada means joining a people-oriented company. You will be amongst great colleagues, enjoying a relaxed environment that values your contributions. We pride ourselves on our openness, approachability, excellence in safety and customer service and our commitment to growth and innovation. We also offer top-notch benefits and perks, including an extensive extended health benefits plan, lifestyle spending account, pension with employer contributions, retirement savings plan, and support for professional development. On top of that, we realize it takes world-class people to run world-class operations so we offer competitive total compensation packages.

The Opportunity

The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for the accurate and timely processing of payments to suppliers and vendors, handling enquiries and resolving AP-related issues while supporting the team with process improvement initiatives.

In this role, you will:

  • Ensure all invoices are coded and posted into the accounting system in a timely manner.
  • Verify accuracy of information and ensure approvals are valid.
  • Review expenditures to ensure they are compliant with internal and DP World Global Policies and process employee expense reports and maintain data within Concur.
  • Maintain communication with vendors to ensure any issues are addressed and resolved quickly.
  • Assist with Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT) and wire payments.
  • Reconcile vendor statements and follow up to resolve any discrepancies.
  • Oversee, plan and execute the cheque run process.
  • Reconcile the A/P sub-ledger to the General Ledger at month-end, followed by preparation and analysis of A/P reports, and additional reconciliations as agreed upon.

What you bring to the role:

  • Post-secondary training in accounting or finance.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in Accounts Payable.
  • Experience with Great Plains, Agresso and Maximo systems are assets.
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a high volume setting.
  • Exceptional computer skills and ability to quickly learn new software.
  • Possess knowledge of accounts payable and the accounting cycle.
  • A willingness to take initiative to solve problems and a desire to identify process improvements.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate clear and concise information in an accurate and informative manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with your team and other departments.
  • Previous Canadian work experience or experience working directly with Canadian industries.
  • Fluent in English. 

No phone calls or agencies please. DP World Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview, testing and pre-employment medical examination. To be eligible for hire, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada and must successfully obtain Transport Canada Security Clearance.


If you are looking for a dynamic work environment, competitive employment conditions and an opportunity to test your abilities, we invite you to blend your talent with our know-how and join the DP World team.


Deadline to apply is July 4th, 2022.

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