Clerk, AP

Date: Jan 12, 2023

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35203

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to understanding the needs of the homes and businesses we serve. That's why we're always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

And we find the best by hiring those who share our values of drive, safety, inclusion and integrity, and demonstrate our four essential behaviors that bring the Spire vision, mission and culture to life:

  • We make it happen: We are a company of go-getters, acting on every opportunity to help our company advance
  • We collaborate: We put teamwork first, bringing in everyone’s ideas, because our collective energy makes us stronger
  • We seek out perspective: We challenge ourselves to be open to different ways of doing things, because learning from each other leads to breakthroughs
  • We care: We treat people how we want to be treated, listening closely and doing what’s right, even when it’s hard

By living our values and behaviors every day, we strive to create an environment where every employee feels welcome, respected and valued.


Spire is seeking an Accounts Payable Clerk to work in our Birmingham, AL location. This Accounts Payable Clerk role is responsible for compiling, processing and maintaining accounts payable records.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Scans, enters and reviews invoice and payment request information into the accounts payable software according to department policies and deadlines
  • Verifies approval and other information on invoices and payment requests for completeness
  • Validates that approvals comply with company policy
  • Processes invoices and payment requests in SAP and Oracle efficiently and expeditiously in accordance with departmental metrics and standards
  • Researches and resolves invoice holds and discrepancies to ensure timely payment
  • Audits and verifies expense reports
  • Assists with the opening and distribution of department mail
  • Performs job duties in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley 404 internal controls
  • All other duties as assigned.

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-moving and changing culture
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people.
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively in order to meet individual goals and deadlines

Supervisory Responsibilities


Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Requires a high school diploma
  • Associate’s degree in Finance, Accounting or a related business discipline preferred.

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • One+ years’ experience in Accounts Payable or related business experience
  • Knowledge of an ERP payment system preferred (preferably Oracle eBusiness Suite and/or SAP)

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Normal Work Environment - Work is normally performed in a shared office environment.
  • Normal business hours.

Posting Requirements

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at


Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 


We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

Job Location: Birmingham

Job Segment: Accounts Payable, Database, Oracle, SAP, ERP, Finance, Technology