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What is a normal amount of work to expect from accounts payable in a day? I technically am supposed to enter vendor bills and generate customer invoices all day…but I get an average of 30 of those a day and it takes me about 2-3 hours (depending on vendor billing errors). Then I spend the rest of my day helping 2 other people with their work load. I’m looking for a new job and am trying to figure out if it’s normal I get done with my own work that early so I have realistic expectations

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Normal is relative. I have clients that need about 15 minutes worth of a/p work a day and others that require 3 hours daily. Either you’re very good and the prior person in that role pushed the bar very low or they’re waiting for you to look for more tasks.

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of what I am already capable of if I am applying to jobs with similar or more responsibilities

I’ve found the time spent depends on the vendors your assigned & their competency and the amount your company has automated AP. It kind of sounds like you’re doing a lot of entry & nothing is automated, so yeah that’ll slow you down on top of helping other people. Talk to management about how you want to support the other people but feel it’s eating into your time too much & ask for support

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