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Republic Services A/P Support Specialist in Anaheim, California

Republic Services, Inc. is a leader in the U.S. environmental services industry. Through our subsidiaries, we provide superior customer experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet(r) for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world. Due to the nature of our industry, we make safety our top priority every day. We're dedicated to the safety of our employees, customers and the communities we serve.

Why Work with Us

We are guided by five essential core values - to be Respectful, Responsible, Reliable, Resourceful and Relentless in all we do, every day. We are reminded of these principles every time we see the five R's joined together to form the Republic Star. It's what makes us who we are and sets us apart from the competition. We are dedicated to doing our part to preserve the environment by creating a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive - not just for today, but for generations to come.

We hire the best people to make Republic Services a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We strive to create a workplace that's meaningful and rewarding to employees at all levels of the organization. Apply today and join our team!

POSITION SUMMARY: With general supervision, the Accounts Payable (A/P) Support Specialist is responsible for overseeing the purchase order process from the order phase through the receiving phase, including exception handling when necessary. The A/P Support Specialist will be the primary liaison between field operations and centralized A/P processing.


  • Coordinates and creates requisitions for orders for the assigned divisions.

  • Understands basic accounting and ensures proper general ledger account coding for purchases.

  • Coordinates with Environmental and/or Landfill Managers when creating requisitions for more complex post-collection orders.

  • Negotiates payment terms and discounts with local vendors and proposes ideal options for payment method (check, ACH, PCard).

  • Coordinates bidding and selection for local goods or services for which no preferred provider exists.

  • Escalates purchasing consolidation opportunities to Procurement.

  • Works with various field organization levels on their purchasing needs.

  • Utilizes preferred vendors when fulfilling sourcing requests.

  • Submits vendor add or change requests to Corporate and ensures all proper paperwork is attached, including certificate of insurance and W9 form.

  • Receiving and Invoicing Exception Follow-Up:o Acts as the primary liaison between multiple divisions and centralized AP processor and follows-up on outstanding escalation items.o Researches and resolves assigned exceptions identified during the invoice reconciliation process (IR); reconciles IRs accordingly.o Monitors and facilitates the receiving of goods or services on a daily basis and follows-up with division personnel in a timely manner.o Identifies error trends, researches root cause for errors and works with others in the business unit to implement preventative solutions.

  • Accounting and Reporting Support:o Scans and sends locally received invoices to the centralized processor when necessary.o Organizes and distributes checks that are mailed directly to the division.o Helps monitor and manage ePro reporting.o Assists controllers with month-end accrual and regularly reviews to clear issues and exceptions.

  • Takes responsibility to understand work assignments and takes initiative to consult management when task or assignment is unclear.

  • Adheres to Company policies and procedures, including ensuring compliance with levels of authority policy.

  • Serves as back up for fellow employees in the same role.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent.


  • Experience with Ariba systems (or another electronic procure-to-pay system).

  • Associate’s degree or relevant coursework completed towards a higher level related degree.

  • Basic understanding of Sarbanes Oxley 404 guidelines.

  • Knowledge of accounts payable and purchasing functions.

  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers


  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Minimum of two years of related experience in an office environment that provided a general understanding of accounting and a thorough understanding of purchasing and accounts payable.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.