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Underground Construction Accounts Payable Specialist in Benicia, California

About Us

Underground Construction Co., Inc. has provided quality gas, power, airport fueling and telecom construction services for over 80 years. Since laying our first pipe in 1936, we have successfully completed thousands of government, commercial and private sector construction projects throughout the United States. Underground Construction Co., Inc. is one of the oldest and most respected contractors in the West. We continue to lead our industry in safety, quality, customer satisfaction and community service. Our complete and diverse range of construction services includes gas transmission and distribution, electrical transmission and distribution, airport fueling facilities, industrial and special projects, telecommunications and utilities.

Our projects are regulated by federal and state laws which require all employees to successfully pass criminal background checks, MVR, and drug tests (post-employment and random testing).

About the Job

Accounts Payable Specialist, often referred to as AP Specialist, provide financial, administrative, and clerical services and ensure accuracy and efficiency of operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Candidate must have the skills, ability, and judgment to perform the following essential job duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Review and verify invoice and check requests: sort, code, and match invoices with purchase orders

  • Enter and upload invoices into accounting system and route to specific jobs

  • Verify sales tax has been properly applied, accrue use tax if applicable

  • Perform check run and prepare and collect vendor releases

  • Review and account for Company Credit Card transactions

  • Review and respond to vendor inquiries and statements

  • Research and resolve invoice discrepancies

  • Meet AP month end deadlines and prepare invoice accruals

  • Provide supporting documentation for audits

  • Complete and submit new vendor credit applications and collect W-9

  • Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential


  • Associate degree in Accounting or Business Administration or 3-4 years relative experience

  • Excellent communications skills both verbal and written

  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve

  • Solid understanding of basic accounting principles / SOX controls

  • Proven ability to calculate, post and manage accounting figures and financial records

  • Skilled in operating Microsoft Excel (Pivot tables / VLOOKUP) proficient in Word and Outlook

  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Strong team player encouraging a positive work environment


  • Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

    The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time. The knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training. This job description is subject to change at any time.

    It is the continuing policy of Underground Construction to afford equal opportunities for all qualified persons, regardless of their race, creed, color, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status or any other protected class at the local, state, or federal level. No person shall be excluded from employment consideration on the basis of these factors.