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Spire Energy Clerk, Accounts Payable BHM in Birmingham, Alabama

Clerk, Accounts Payable BHM

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Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35203

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

  • We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.

  • We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.

  • We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.

  • We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.


Spire is seeking an Accounts Payable Clerk to work in our Birmingham, AL location. This Accounts Payable Clerk role is responsible for compiling, processing and maintaining accounts payable records.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Process invoices and payment requests utilizing a 2-way or 3- way PO matching via the accounts payable software according to department policies and deadlines

  • Verifies approval and other information on invoices and payment requests for completeness

  • Validates that approvals comply with company policy

  • Reviews and resolves vendor invoices via account aging statements

  • Processes invoices and payment requests in Oracle efficiently and expeditiously in accordance with departmental metrics and standards

  • Researches and resolves invoice holds and discrepancies to ensure timely payment

  • Communicates effectively with internal and external customers

  • Assists with the opening and distribution of department mail

  • Performs job duties in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley 404 internal controls

  • All other duties as assigned.

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines, and achieve departmental metrics and starndards set forth.

  • Ability to adapt in a fast-moving and changing culture

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people.

  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively in order to meet individual goals and deadline

Supervisory Responsibilities


Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Requires a high school diploma

  • Associate’s degree in Finance, Accounting or a related business discipline preferred.

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Three + years’ experience in Accounts Payable or related business experience

  • Knowledge of Oracel eBusiness Suite (or other large ERP systems)an ERP payment system preferred (preferably Oracle)

  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel

  • Must have experience in working in a Purchase Order environment

  • Working knowledge of procurement and Payables using an integrated ERP

  • Advanced knowledge of full cycle Accounts Payable

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Normal Work Environment - Work is normally performed in a shared office environment.

  • Normal business hours.

  • Work includes extensive time in the field, where duties require exposure to heavy construction equipment, outdoor elements, and physical exertion.


We Advance

We Care

We Collaborate

We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at

Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

Job Location: Birmingham Job Segment: Clerical, Accounts Payable, Oracle, Database, ERP, Administrative, Finance, Technology

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