Accounts Payable Specialist at Literati
Austin, TX, US

At Literati, we believe in the power of great books. We’re on a mission to curate transformative literary experiences for every reader: anyone who dreams, anyone who wonders, of any age. There are some stories no child should live without and no adult should ever forget. 

Job Description

As an Accounts Payable Specialist focused on the end-to-end cycle of payables and cash disbursements, you will play a crucial role in establishing the AP function and implementing strong processes and best practices. This is a chance to build our AP function from the beginning and truly own a key area that keeps the business running smoothly. The AP Specialist will work very closely with everyone on the accounting team, as well as leaders across the business. Everyone needs their bills paid, and everyone wants payroll to be correct an on time! You must exhibit characteristics of extreme ownership and be a self-starting, independent-thinking problem solver who works extremely well on a team. No task is too small, and no project is too big. You’ll work with some of the most dedicated and hard-working people around, and we expect the same.



Bringing the fire. We are a startup, with all the fierce dedication and sparkling energy to accomplish great feats. Iron sharpens iron, and so we’ve refined our teams from only the strongest metals: open minds, bright ideas, and bold determination.


  • Ticking, tying, footing with perfection
  • Solving puzzles, balancing GL accounts, finding the needle in the haystack
  • Working cross-functionally with other departments and business leaders
  • Detecting fraudulent invoice and payment requests
  • Building things, specifically processes and best practices in payables


  • Strong knowledge of AP procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and GSuite
  • Strong knowledge of workpaper documentation best practices
  • 2+ years of experience serving AP functions
  • 2+ years of experience in public accounting


  • Executing accurate and timely processing of all PO and Non-PO invoices and cash disbursements
  • Owning the completeness and accuracy of inventory 3-way match and supplier payments 
  • Owning the accuracy of the AP balance and the associated expense coding in the GL
  • Facilitating prompt, accurate resolutions to transaction exceptions and escalations
  • Responsible for complete vendor maintenance, including set up of new vendors and appropriate payment detail verification
  • Owning the entire employee and contractor payroll processes
  • Maintaining effective relationships with vendors and business partners 
  • Managing the company’s monthly cash burn via cross-functional planning and communication with key Accounting / Finance partners
  • Conducting month-end AP close procedures 
  • Refining and overseeing corporate credit card program and employee expense reports
  • Providing ad hoc reports and analyses to key Accounting / Finance partners as needed
  • Maintaining an effective internal control environment within AP functions
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable regulatory and legal guidelines
  • Adapting systems and procedures to match evolving organizational objectives and goals
  • 1099 updates, maintenance, and filings

Additional Information

We seek people with drive and a touch of alchemy—and if that sounds like you, you should join us. Even if your experience isn’t a precise match for the role, passion and prowess will always win the day in our book. And if your career has taken you to some spectacular (or spectacularly strange) places? We love a good story.

At Literati, we value the power of reading for all: anyone who dreams, anyone who wonders, anyone of any age, from any background. We are dedicated to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness that sees, reflects, welcomes, and celebrates the innovation and talent of a diverse array of people.