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Lincoln Electric System Career Opportunities: Payroll and Accounts Payable Specialist (3869) in Lincoln, Nebraska

Career Opportunities: Payroll and Accounts Payable Specialist (3869)

Requisition ID 3869 - Posted - Regular - Full-time - Finance and Accounting

Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, customer-owned LES is one of the nation’s leading utility companies. We’re recognized for low costs, reliability, financial stability, innovation, environmental stewardship, community involvement and exceptional customer service. So, if you are looking for a career, and not just a job; if you value working in an atmosphere that values passion and talent, high personal standards, service excellence, the environment and the community in which we live- LES may be the place for you. Please note, LES is interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, LES is not able to sponsor employment-based immigrant or non-immigrant visas. This is not a remote position and requires residency within reasonable commuting distance to LES in Lincoln, Nebraska daily.

Job Title

Payroll and Accounts Payable Specialist

Employment Type

Starting Pay Range

Posting Date


$21.66 - $27.07


Employment Classification


Closing Date


Financial Services


Are you a detailed oriented individual who strives for high-quality work? Do you like working in a team environment providing excellent customer service both internally and externally? Our Financial Accounting department is looking for a Payroll and Accounts Payable Specialist to utilize their skills which play an important role within and outside of our organization. Ready to be part of a team making an impact every day? Apply today!


Responsible for managing, coordinating, and completing all payroll administration and accounts payable functions and related processes, tax reporting and filing, system support to the division on specified projects and activities. Acts as the subject matter expert and provides training and support to the department and company in the above areas. Consistent and reliable attendance is required.

  • Leads the administration and coordination of payroll activities including updating employee payroll records, verifying time entry, generating pay, distributing pay reports, and initiating payroll vouchers for approval.

  • Actively participates in the planning, evaluation, testing, and implementation of software updates, changes, patches, and conversions related to payroll and accounts payable functions.

  • Manages, reviews, and verifies all payroll reports from the payroll system for each pay period, quarter, and payroll year.

  • Acts as departmental payroll liaison with internal customers, external entities, governmental agencies, and internal/external auditors, etc.

  • Assists with the process, reconciliation, and audit of incoming invoices and payment vouchers, p-card and cash expense transactions, and vendor statements for accuracy and timeliness of payment.

  • Prepares payments by ACH, wire transfer, check, and other approved methods.

  • Manages and maintains vendor accounts and proactively completes internal and external requests for information regarding vendor accounts.

Teamwork - The ability to effectively interact, cooperate, collaborate, and manage conflicts with

other people. Shows enthusiasm toward being a member of the group; actively participates in team meetings and activities; leverages the skills and interests of coworkers to achieve goals and solve problems; supports team decisions.

Communication - Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner whether verbally, written, or other means; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling.

Quality Orientation - Holds self and others to being attentive to detail and accuracy, maintains high quality work, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/acts on quality problems while encouraging a quality focus in others.

Customer Focus - Putting customers, both internal and external, at the center of business decisions in order to identify and respond to current and future customer needs. Builds

customer confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, ensures commitments to customers are met, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers.

Accountability - Holds self and others responsible for goals, outcomes, deadlines, and objectives and follows through on commitments. Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development.


  • Associates degree in Accounting, and

  • At least two years of payroll experience; or

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.



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