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AP Clerk - Accounts Payable

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Accounting & Finance
Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2024

OVERVIEW: Axiom Space is the commercial leader in human spaceflight and on-orbit research & manufacturing services, steered by a team of experts and guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. Axiom provides unprecedented access to the International Space Station today while building and operating its successor – the world’s first international commercial space station – to improve life on Earth and foster possibilities beyond it. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic AP Clerk who is preoccupied with big questions: Where do we go from here? What are the limits of innovation and exploration? How do we continue to evolve as a species?

SUMMARY: Our team is looking for an Accounts Payable clerk who will primarily be responsible for assisting Axiom’s Accounts Payable Supervisor with coding and recording vendor invoices and credit card transactions timely and accurately. As part of accounting, we support the payment and financial reporting side of our private astronaut missions, the building of our International Space Station and the making of spacesuits for NASA’s Artemis III mission to the moon. We are looking for an individual who is excited to grow with us in this industry and to apply their knowledge to help us fulfill our main goals of timely and accurate financial reporting. This position reports to the Accounts Payable Supervisor and is onsite at our Clear Lake City, Texas headquarters.

NOTE: This is a temp-to-hire position.


  • Scan, code, and route invoices for approval
  • Enter invoices for payment into accounting system
  • Code and enter travel and expense reports into accounting system once they are approved for payment, in alignment with our competency of organizational support
  • Code and enter credit card transactions into the accounting system
  • Respond in a timely manner to vendor questions, demonstrating our core value of integrity and in alignment with our competency of communications

QUALIFICATIONS: 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.

Education & Experience

  • Experience in accounting/bookkeeping or some education in the accounting field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Outlook and Excel
  • Prior experience with some type of accounting software

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Generally, an office environment


  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

Physical Requirements (For Technicians or others, this may require edits)

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).
  • Equipment and Machines
  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


  • Excellent interpersonal skills specifically related to vendor related issues
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to research and resolve issues for vendors and employees
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Self-motivated but works well within the team
  • Strong work ethic
  • Attention to detail

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
  • Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline-oriented environment

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.