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Ghafari Accounts Payable Specialist in Dearborn, Michigan


Ghafari Associates, LLC., is looking for an Accounts Payable Specialist to join the team. The candidate will need to be in the office at least 3 days a week , but can work remotely the rest of the days. For training reasons, the ideal candidate will need to be in the office 5 days a week until training has been completed.

The Accounts Payable Specialist processes for payment all vendor invoices, check requests and expense reports for the company.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Reviews and verifies all invoices, check requests and expense reports for accuracy and validity of charges with regards to compliance with company policies and use tax

  • Accurately codes and inputs all invoices and check requests, assigning account number, accounting period and project number, and where necessary, calculates use tax and converts foreign currency invoices

  • Processes intercompany invoices and payments

  • Processes vendor and expense report payments by ACH or check; sends electronic remittance advices; mails checks

  • Responds to vendor inquiries

  • Interacts with Project Managers and Project Accountants as needed

  • Performs other related duties as assigned



  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred


  • 3 to 5 years related Accounts Payable experience in a high-volume environment

  • Preferred previous Accounts Payable experience:

  • A Project-based environment using “Pay-When-Paid” payment terms

  • Foreign currency invoices and payments

  • Intercompany invoices and payments


  • Strong attention to detail

  • Excellent communication skills, particularly communicating with senior level executives

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet strict deadlines


Since 1982, Ghafari Associates has taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets including: aviation, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, hospitality, K-12 and higher education. As a global team of engineers, architects, process designers, and consultants we blend insight with technological innovation helping clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Continuously rated a Top Workplace to Work ( , Crain’s Cool Place to Work ( , and a Best and Brightest ( company to work for in the US, Ghafari has made a name for itself through our culture, employee benefits, and portfolio of projects ( .

Over a quarter of Ghafari employees have diverse identities that are championed by our growing approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We provide flexible work environments allowing team members a schedule that benefits them, whether it is fully remote, hybrid or an in-office experience.

Through career mapping, Ghafari employees are encouraged to seek licensure, coached for knowledge growth, and provided opportunities for management and mentorship roles if interested. Our robust internship program recognizes undergraduate and graduate students from across the world, having an over 90% success rate of hiring our interns after graduation.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects all around the world. Ghafari’s global reach creates an environment where individuals can build professional relationships while building sustainable and cutting-edge facilities. Are you ready to take that leap? Apply now! (

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

Connect to our job portal (

By fax at 313.436.8624; Attn: Human Resources

By mail at 17101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126; Attn: Human Resources

In person at 17101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126.

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If there are any questions or additional accommodations that are required, please contact 313.441.3000 for assistance.

It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital, pregnancy or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Working Options

Hybrid, In Office

Job ID 2023-2332

Job Location US-MI-Dearborn

Category Accounting/Finance