Finance Analyst I - Accounts Payable - Billings

  • First Interstate Bank
  • Billings, MT, USA
  • May 18, 2023
Full time Analysis Banking

Job Description

What’s Important to You

We know your career is just one aspect of a meaningful, complex, and demanding life. That’s why we designed our compensation and benefits package to provide employees and their families with as much choice as possible.

  • Accrue and use your paid time off (PTO) immediately – no waiting period – plus paid federal holidays in addition to PTO.
  • Through our Child Care Assistance Program, First Interstate will contribute up to $1,500 per eligible dependent, with a max of $4,500 annually.
  • We prioritize wellness by offering eligible employees $25 per month, or $300 per year, toward a fitness club membership or exercise-related classes.
  • The health and happiness of the places we call home matter to us. Learn a little more about what we do for the communities we serve and why we want YOU to be a part of it.



This position is responsible for seeing invoices through the payment process while ensuring all relevant information related to each transaction is properly captured.  This individual will ensure proper general ledger coding, maintain records for all billable concerns that are carried out by the company, and assist others in the AP area with other duties as assigned. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned.

  • Review invoices and verify accuracy of all information prior to processing for payment. 
  • Process new payables within the accounts payable system and make changes to existing payables, if applicable.
  • Accurately code each invoice with proper general ledger account number(s). 
  • Ensure all relevant information, such whether the invoice relates to a specific contract, project, or product, is properly captured.
  • Identify payments that include sales & use tax and code them as such in the accounts payable system.
  • Process daily high-volume check runs in a timely manner.
  • Initiate credit card payments to vendors via telephone or online.
  • Answer questions from employees or vendors on payment issues.
  • Analyze vendor payments to ensure items are coded correctly and payments are made timely.
  • Cross train in the AP area on other duties assigned and work with the team to continually improve systems and processes.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.



High School Diploma or general education degree (GED) required; two (2) years accounting experience preferred.  Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in accounting, finance, or similar discipline from four-year College or University is preferred.



Keyboarding and 10-key skills are essential.  Computer experience with Internet, MS Word, and MS Excel. Understanding of basic accounting concepts.  Capable of working independently and in a group setting.  Ability to communicate effectively by phone and email.  Looking for a professional, self-driven/motivated, pleasant individual.



Ability to read and comprehend instructions.  Ability to write routine correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 



Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.