Auburn Hills, Michigan

Position Summary

Entry Level Position - The A/P A/R Specialist is a metrics-driven position responsible for accurate and timely processing of payment runs, and maintaining an assigned AR portfolio of accounts. It is expected that the employee will maintain a highly organized work process, and continuously look for opportunities for process improvement implementation. This employee is expected to work well within a team.


  • Recommend and follow best practices related to Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
  • Complete all tasks in a safe manner, complying with all company safety related policies and procedures.
  • AP - Accurately enter vendor invoices into the company’s business system.
  • AP - Call vendors and distribution managers when invoice copies, proof of delivery and statements are needed to resolve issues.
  • AP - Reconcile vendor statements and intercompany charges timely and accurately. Accurately prepare month end accruals.
  • AP - Research and resolve Received-Not-Vouchered items, escalating appropriately.
  • AR – contact customers whose accounts are in past due status, and collect on the past due amounts.
  • AR – Maintain customer accounts as appropriate, providing invoice copies, statements, refunds, and keeping current status notes on the account.
  • AR – Escalate accounts appropriately within the organization and at the customer.
  • Assist team-members with projects and tasks as assigned.
  • Identify and propose improvements to current processes.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



  • Good knowledge of General Accounting Principles
  • Solid computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word
  • Thrives as both an individual contributor and as a team-member
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills utilizing the English language
  • Excellent attention to detail with solid follow-up skills
  • Effective problem solving skills and analytical abilities
  • Solid organizational awareness skills with the ability to prioritize tasks & assignments effectively
  • Demonstrated sense of urgency with the ability to meet appropriate deadlines
  • Committed to providing exceptional customer service to both internal and external customers
  • Effective time management skills



  • Educational Requirements:
  • High School diploma or equivalency required
  • College Degree preferred

    Industry Experience:
  • 1-3 years accounts payable or related experience
  • 1-3 years accounts receivable or related experience
  • Invoice costing experience preferred

    Parker Hannifin

    Founded in 1917, Parker Hannifin Corporation is a $13.7 billion, global company.

    With annual sales of $13.7 billion in fiscal year 2020, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 49 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 63 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

    Parker’s engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions the company to solve some of the world’s greatest engineering challenges. By partnering with customers, Parker improves their productivity and profitability and seeks new ways to solve humanity's biggest challenges.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions.

    (“Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor”)

    If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to

    Drug Tests

    Drug-Free Workplace
    In accordance with Parker’s policies and applicable state laws, Parker provides for a drug-free workplace. Therefore, all applicants seeking employment with Parker will be subject to drug testing as a condition of employment.
  • Auburn Hills, Michigan


    Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than 100 years the company has engineered the success of its customers in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace markets. Parker’s engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions the company to help solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges.  By partnering with customers, Parker improves their productivity and profitability and seeks new ways to solve humanity's biggest challenges.

    Parker views the world through the lens of a broad range of motion and control technologies, and team members see a vast number of engineering challenges that are yet to be solved and can make a meaningful difference in people's lives.  These very challenges drive Parker people forward, seeking new ways to innovate, combine technologies, collaborate, develop systems and partner with our customers to solve problems. We call it Winovation and by following its path, we not only create limitless growth potential for Parker, we also make significant contributions to our world at large, for our generation and for the generations to come.

    Competing and winning in today's challenging global markets will require Parker to build on the company's strong foundation while setting a new course with strategies to take performance to the next level. Using the new Win Strategy as a guide, Parker is striving to achieve new financial and operational performance targets.  The Win Strategy is built on the established goals of engaged people, premier customer experience, profitable growth and financial performance, and will position Parker to achieve financial performance among its diversified industrial proxy peer companies.

    Parker’s culture is reflected in the core values team members aspire to: A Winning Culture, Passionate People, Valued Customers and Engaged Leadership. Over time, Parker has nurtured a culture which emphasizes a commitment to excellence and integrity and a special concern for its customers’ welfare. Parker’s continued success in serving its customers, suppliers, shareholders and the general public depends upon each individual team member's full commitment.

    Parker is located in 50 countries around the world supporting 100 divisions with 336 manufacturing locations. Parker's unrivalled industrial distribution network extends to approximately 13,000 locations globally. Through this extensive network of local, independent businesses, Parker brings its products and services to customers in 104 countries. This includes continued penetration of the ParkerStore network of industrial retail outlets, which has more than 3,000 locations around the world.  Parker employs over 50,000 people worldwide.


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