Staff Accountant - AP/AR

Job Locations US-NC-Cary
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MercuryGate solutions are designed to be The Future of Delivery. This same attribute applies to our dedicated team members, whose expertise and dedication have made MercuryGate an industry leader.


As a member of our team, you will have the ability to work with companies of all sizes, contributing actively in supporting their strategic supply chain initiatives. This opportunity will build your knowledge base and allow you to interact with some of the world’s most respected companies.


Are you ready to work in a fun, fast-paced and energetic environment that challenges you and rewards you for innovation, creativity and initiative? If so, join the MercuryGate team of champions by applying for our Staff Accountant - AP/AR opportunity today!

Job Summary & Key Responsibilities



The Staff Accountant will be responsible for the accuracy and timeliness in all functions of accounts payable and accounts receivable.

  • Review all invoices for appropriate documentation, accurate GL Coding, and proper approval prior to payment.
  • Encourage electronic payments to vendors by credit card or ACH.
  • Monitor aging of payables and ensure timely payment to vendors.
  • Ensure 1099 reporting is accurate and on time. 
  • Responsible for DUNS credit reporting and monitoring.
  • Proactively and promptly respond to vendor inquiries concerning outstanding or disputed invoices. 
  • Follow up on invoices routed for approval to ensure timely and accurate entry in the proper period. 
  • Oversee accounts receivable collections process. Proactively follow up with delinquent accounts and solicit payments on overdue accounts.
  • Research and resolve customer payment and billing discrepancies.
  • Record customer payments and post daily Lockbox deposits.
  • Maintain customer records in ERP to ensure accuracy in billing details such as payment terms and billing contacts.
  • Escalate delinquent customer accounts to management when necessary.
  • Generate weekly internal AR aging reports and monthly customer statements.
  • Ensure on time month end closing of AP/AR reconciliations.
  • Assist team with process improvements and department efficiencies
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Job Qualifications & Other Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required
  • 2 years’ experience in an accounting role preferred but not required
  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products with an efficiency in Excel
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to muti-task and respond to changing business needs
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight month-end deadlines
  • Detail Oriented
  • Well organized and proactive
  • Ability to handle high volumes of work accurately and in a timely manner
  • Excellent time management skills – can organize and prioritize multiple projects and meet specific deadlines
  • Ability to follow-up and drive for results/resolutions
  • A strong team player and able to work independently


This position is based out of our Cary, NC office. Candidates must be willing to relocate to the Raleigh-Durham area. 


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