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POET Accountant I _ Accounts Payable in Sioux Falls, South Dakota


The Accountant I - Accounts Payable (AP) will perform accounting and clerical tasks related to the efficient maintenance and processing of accounts payable transactions. They will need to ensure that POET’s policies and procedures are followed and all invoices are documented properly prior to disbursement. They will also help the Accounting team on other duties as assigned.


  • Perform accounts payable duties such as verifying all invoices for payment, ensuring expenditures are charged to appropriate accounts and proper approval has been documented.

  • Resolve invoice issues with accuracy and in a timely manner for multiple entities.

  • Monitor and record bank activity.

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with both internal customers and external vendors.

  • As requested, assist outside auditors at year-end to include invoices, providing explanation of supporting materials and procedures, and preparing any other necessary data.

  • Assist with preparing multiple state Sales and Use Tax Returns.

  • Assist with development and implementing process improvements.

  • Work in an honest and ethical manner; maintain confidentiality at all times.

  • Foster a culture of safe behavior and environmental compliance at all times.

  • Maintain a team environment at all times and champion POET in the community.

  • Since we’re all about teamwork and getting the job done, your skill may be put to a lot of other uses!


  • A two-year Accounting/Finance degree is required.

  • 1 or more years of experience in accounting is preferred.

  • Knowledge in Sales and Use Tax laws and application is preferred.

  • Knowledge of computerized accounting system and ability to work with detail are a requirement.

  • Excellent organizational, time management, communication and customer service skills as well as the ability to adapt to change and work well in a team setting.

  • You know the basics of Microsoft Office Suite. You’re capable of learning new programs.


  • Culture is king at POET. We’re all on the same team. We always communicate. And we park our egos at the door. These aren’t just slogans on our walls. It’s our code.

  • This position is largely self-directed and requires understanding of company policy, procedures, and values. Team members will be required to adhere to all safety requirements in all work environments. This position operates in an office environment.

  • Specific physical requirements include:

  • Sitting approximately 90% of the time while working on a personal computer.

  • Occasionally lifting weights of fifty (50) pounds or less.

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POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.


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Job ID2020-4134

Employment TypeRegular Full-Time



Travel RequiredNone

Position Location(s)US-SD-Sioux Falls

FLSA StatusNon-Exempt