Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Classification Specification

Pay Grade B04

Basic Function
Under supervision, performs a variety of clerical accounting work in support of the accounts payable function; performs other related work.

Classification Characteristics
Differs from Accounts Clerk in that Accounts Payable Clerk performs accounts payable clerical accounting work while Accounts Clerk performs accounts receivable and other clerical accounting work.

Supervised by: Accounting Supervisor


FLSA: Non-Exempt

Work Environment
In order to achieve Metro’s goals in support of its mission, potential candidates are required to commit and continuously practice and demonstrate the following work values:

Examples of Duties
  • Prepares vendors’ invoices for payment
  • Checks invoices for accuracy and completeness of information provided
  • Verifies extensions, taxes, and discounts indicated on invoices
  • Types, proofreads, and distributes invoices
  • Verifies quantities, amounts, and prices indicated on invoices for authorization with the Purchase Order System
  • Enters vendor invoice information, including identification numbers, quantities, amounts, and dates into the Accounts Payable System
  • Identifies errors in purchasing or receiving information for correction on purchase orders
  • Researches payment records to verify outstanding invoices
  • Prepares invoices for transmittal and/or filing
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Essential Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Accounts payable clerical practices
  • Basic arithmetic

Ability to:
  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Perform clerical accounting work
  • Post and verify numerical data
  • Balance journal entries
  • Perform simple arithmetical computation and tabulates figures with speed and accuracy
  • Proofread work, identify and correct errors
  • Operate office equipment, including calculators, computers, typewriters, and copy machines
  • Type at a corrected speed of 30 words per minute
  • Interact professionally with other Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Move objects weighing up to 15 pounds
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Minimum Qualifications
Potential candidates interested in the ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK position MUST meet the following requirements:

  • 6 months of experience performing accounts payable and other clerical accounting work

Special Conditions
  • None

This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.

Date Originally Created: 4/24/1995
Date Last Revised: 3/5/2009
TCU: 0940A