Accounts Payable Specialist

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with approximately 450 attorneys and 800 employees firm-wide, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

We are currently seeking an A/P Specialist to join Taft.

This position will be based in Taft's Chicago Office working with our Accounting Department. This is an entry-level position.

Summary: The accounts payable clerk compiles and maintains accounts payable records. All Taft employees operate under a “Client First” philosophy—in all things, we seek to provide exceptional services to our clients.

Essential Functions

  • Reviews all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment.
  • Answers all vendor inquiries. 
  • Maintains all accounts payable reports, spreadsheets and corporate accounts payable files.
  • Assists in month end closings.
  • Prepares analysis of accounts, as required.
  • Reconciles accounts as necessary (credit card, petty cash, etc).
  • Initiates domestic and international wires.
  • New vendor set-up.
  • Handles conflict checks. 


Proficiency in the following software applications:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Nuance PDF Converter
  • Filesite/iManage
  • Personal Effectiveness & Credibility
  • Ability to Adapt
  • Maintains Client Confidences
  • Thoroughness & Attention to Detail
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Flexibility

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Alycen Cummings,

Taft is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not, and will not, unlawfully discriminate in hiring or in any other term or condition of employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Taft’s EEO representative is Pamela Krivda, Partner and Chief Human Resources Officer, 65 E. State Street, Suite 1000, Columbus, Ohio 43215-4213. Email address: