Senior Accounts Payable Specialist (Contract)

Torrance, CA/Remote
Added: April 9, 2024
About Epirus

Epirus is a high-growth technology company developing solid-state, software-defined directed energy systems that enable unprecedented counter-electronics effects and power management solutions to optimize power efficiency in defense and commercial applications. With a constant emphasis on innovation, we are redefining the future of power to bring tomorrow’s capabilities to life, today. And that’s just the beginning.

Job Objective: Epirus is looking for an Accounts Payable Specialist who will be supporting the company’s payables operation. This role will assist with entering and maintaining data in a time-sensitive manner to ensure accurate financial records and handling. This is a great opportunity for a detail-oriented person who enjoys processing transactions, problem-solving with numbers and preparing financial data in a fast-paced environment.

  • This is a 6-month contract to hire opportunity**


  • Perform day to day full cycle accounts payable transactions to ensure accurate and timely invoice and payment processing
  • Perform a 3-way match between Purchase Orders, Invoices, and Good Receipts and obtain appropriate invoice approval prior to posting
  • Review invoices for processing to ensure services rendered and billings are in accordance with Purchase Orders and Contracts
  • Assist with vendor onboarding processes as well as collecting, verifying, and adding ACH bank information in the ERP system
  • Analyze monthly vendor statements and help resolve any questions or issues with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist with AP accruals, GL account reconciliations, travel and expense journal entries, and other month-end close processes as needed
  • Assist Accounting with providing supporting documentation for audits, identify opportunities for process improvements and other ad hoc requests

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of accounts payable or general accounting experience
  • Knowledge of relevant accounting software (such as QuickBooks,, Epicor, etc)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Possesses a basic understanding of 1099, W9 & W8 requirements
  • Strong attention to detail, problem-solving, analytics, and basic data entry skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize and execute on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining accuracy and meeting deadlines

Desired Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in Accounting or Accounting Certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Firm understanding of general accounting principles

Itar Requirements

  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

People are the most important part of Epirus – and always come first. We don’t believe in the word impossible and are always asking “why not” as work to usher in a new paradigm of power efficiency. Our fast-growing team is agile, creative, and innovative. We support a culture of constant learning and sense of belonging among our team members and know that mentorship matters. We embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond. To deliver on our mission, we are always looking for problem solvers, changemakers and innovators to join our fast-growing team.

As required by the Equal Pay Transparency Act, Epirus provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location.

For the state of California only, the range of starting pay for this role is:

$30.43—$43.27 USD