Accounts Payable Specialist

Phoenix, Arizona


Nikola Motor Company’s goal is to transform and disrupt the transportation industry in America. We constantly seek talented and motivated individuals possessing a proven track record of excellence to join our team. Become part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the transportation industry. We are seeking an  Accounts Payable Specialist to join the Accounting team.

As the Accounts Payable Specialist, you will own the entire accounts payable process, as well as participate in evaluating and improving processes and procedures at a growing, fast-paced organization. A hands-on and versatile professional background is greatly valued, as you will be responsible for ensuring proper, accurate and timely accounting of accounts payable activities.

Responsibilities & Experience:

  • Manage daily invoice processing workload to ensure efficiency for full cycle AP processing
  • Understand GL structure to accurately code expenses to proper business entity, department and GL account for invoices not related to purchase orders
  • Complete understanding of the two and three-way match process and ability to resolve purchase order issues rapidly
  • Daily reconciliation of vendor statements and response to vendor payment status requests
  • Experience with processing weekly check runs (and urgent payment requests as needed)
  • Ability effectively track items requiring follow up and resolution, especially as related to processing deadlines
  • Journal entry and inter-company transaction experience
  • Provide high level of customer service to internal and external customers
  • Ability to pivot from normal, daily duties to other types of work or projects as needed
  • Assistance with new ERP needs, including (but not limited to) data entry and reconciliation in new system going live January 2021

 You Bring:

  • Minimum 3 years full cycle AP processing experience
  • Understanding of GL structure
  • Ability to consistently meet accounting and project-driven deadlines
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, coupled with client service attitude
  • Attention to detail and desire to maintain excellent documentation
  • Strong system skills (with prior system implementation experience a plus)
  • Desire to problem-solve and streamline duties, along with identifying potential process improvements
  • Aspiration to develop professionally and be challenged in a young and growing company

Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization or be TN eligible from Mexico or Canada. This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT.


Equal Employment Opportunity statement (EEO)

Nikola Motor Company™ is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

To all recruitment agencies: Nikola is not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and recruiting agencies. No fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of Nikola, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.