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Accounts Payable Accountant

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El Segundo, CA or Remote

Company Overview

Thai Union Group Public Company Limited is the world’s trusted seafood leader, leveraging its expertise, bringing high quality, safe, delicious and seafood products to customers across the world for over 40 years. We are the world’s largest producer of shelf-stable tuna products, with a global workforce of over 44,000 people who are dedicated to pioneering sustainable and innovative seafood products.

Our commitment to enable “Healthy Living and Healthy Oceans” is realized through initiatives that cover a wide spectrum, from building sustainable ecosystems based on new technologies, through to investments in a number of global startups focusing on functional nutrition. Our SeaChange® sustainability strategy is a key pillar of our sustainability efforts, resulting in our inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Emerging Markets (DJSI) for seven straight years and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index for five straight years. In addition, we have been named as one of the world’s highest performing sustainable companies, receiving a Gold Class distinction in the S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2021. These recognitions highlight that sustainability is not just integrated across all of our business practices, but has become the way our company does business.

We are dedicated to producing sustainable, convenient, and quality seafood products to help families worldwide lead healthier lives. In addition, we put a high priority on food-tech innovation, which can be seen through our expansion into areas such as alternative protein (including plant-based meats), supplements, and marine ingredients.

Overview of Role

The Accounts Payable Accountant is responsible for various accounting functions primarily related to the maintenance and processing of accounts payable transactions. The AP Accountant ensures vendors are paid accurately and timely..

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Enters accounts payable information from invoices into system, assigns general ledger account numbers, prints checks and coordinates payments. Ensures payment is made correctly based on agreed terms
  • Responsible for reviewing and processing shipper invoices. Ensure the freight rate is charged accurately
  • Reviews all invoices to ensure proper internal control procedures have been followed
  • Reviews and replies to vendor requests via email or telephone
  • Reviews AP aging and clears aged items
  • Assists with mailing and filing payments with proper documentation
  • Provides assistance with audits
  • Prepares various reports and schedules as requested
  • Maintains confidentiality and security of sensitive company information
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications

  • Associates degree in accounting or related field
  • At least two (2) years of job-related experience required
  • Working knowledge of ERP system, preferred with SAP
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Reliable attendance
  • Understanding of general accounting principles
  • Ability to read and interpret standard business documents
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems
  • Ability to review and suggest process improvements
  • Works well and communicates effectively with others
  • Ability to prepare reports, correspondence and memos
  • Maintains accurate and complete records
  • Pays attention to detail
  • Works independently under general supervision, uses initiative and good business judgment
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, multi-task, and use time effectively
  • Ability to read and interpret written information, and follow instructions
  • Intermediate mathematical skills are required. Must have the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest and commissions
  • Provides prompt and courteous customer service

Physical Demands

While performing this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, communicate, usually through talking, hearing, writing and typing. Employee should be able to operate standard office equipment, i.e., telephones, computers, facsimile and copier. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk, and move or lift to 35 lbs. The employee regularly works in a well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with a moderate degree of noise.

The employee is required to comply with all company policies, rules and directives, including safe work practices.


  • Collaborative – works well with diverse workforce; communicates professionally with associates and leaders
  • Responsible – punctual, proactively communicates status of issues and projects
  • Humble – eager to learn new skills, asks for assistance when needed
  • Passionate – has a support-mindset; committed to be the best
  • Respectful – exhibits behaviors of caring, compassion, honesty, integrity, and fairness
  • Innovative — constantly looks for ways to be more efficient and productive; Committed to continuous improvement

A career at Thai Union is a unique experience to grow as a professional and as a person. You will join a global fast-growing, innovative, and entrepreneurial organization deeply committed to its people, its community, and the environment.

Every single one of our employees matter. We are always listening and giving our talent opportunities to grow, develop, and implement new ideas to make a difference. Our focus on corporate social responsibility and sustainability in a creative and dynamic environment, combined with great opportunities to lead progress, is a guarantee you will quickly develop your professional skills within a diverse & inclusive human-centered organization.

Thai Union is committed to providing equality of opportunity. If you require any reasonable adjustments to help support your application, please let us know.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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