Accounts Payable Administrator - Washington, DC


Cogent Communications is a global, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, consistently ranked as one of the top five networks in the world and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol CCOI. Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access and Ethernet transport services. Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical IP network backbone provides IP services globally. Since its inception, Cogent has unleashed the benefits of IP technology, building one of the largest and highest capacity IP networks in the world. This network enables Cogent to offer large bandwidth connections at highly competitive prices. Cogent also offers superior customer support by virtue of its end-to-end control of service delivery and network monitoring. A competitive base salary and a full benefits package including; Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off (PTO), Short- and Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, Holidays, Parental Leave, 401(k) plan with employer match, stock options, and an Employee Assistance Program. Most benefits take effect within 30 days of employment, and some require a waiting period.

Payable Responsibilities:

  • Process Purchase Orders requests within 24 hours of receipt for multiple entities
  • Monitor and process requests from the accounts payable email inbox
  • Print and distribute all invoices received daily
  • Open, stamp and distribute all invoices received though the US mail
  • Assist with the processing of AP vendor invoices for Cogent/Sprint
  • Process Tax and P/R check requests
  • Assist with resolution of internal and external inquiries related to purchase orders and invoices.
  • File invoices and created new folders for all new vendors
  • Match electronic payments and checks with invoices for weekly check run and circuit payments.
  • File W-9 forms for new vendors in appropriate binders
  • Assist with processing of 1099 at year end
  • Review accounts payable vendor files at year end for archiving
  • Label, tag and log all boxes to be sent to offsite storage
  • Assist with ad hoc duties as needed

Educational & Experience Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree – finance, business and/or accounting is preferable
  • 0-3 years of experience in telecommunications industry
  • Hands-on experience with General Ledger and various accounting systems
  • Experience with Great Plains is preferable
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent verbal communication and written skills

COVID-19 Policy:

Cogent has adopted a mandatory vaccination and booster policy which requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated with one booster against COVID-19. Prior to beginning employment, new employees must provide proof of vaccination or apply for and receive an accommodation to be exempt from the policy.

By submitting an application or resume for this position, I understand that is an in-office position and agree to abide Cogent’s mandatory vaccination policy.

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Cogent Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.