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Document Retention Specialist


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Consolidates all of the paperwork from accounts payable, general ledger, and cash management activities for uploading into OnBase.  With each of the department’s sections having unique output, the specialist will need to have a basic overall understanding of the department.  Pickup and delivery of the documents to and from scanning will be a daily requirement.  Once the documents have been scanned and retrieved, the specialist will be responsible for assigning keywords to each document.  Accounts payable invoice backups require an additional Excel-based process in order to upload secondary keywords into OnBase.  Basic filing will also be routine.  The specialist will receive the department’s mail and work submissions from the centralized General Accounting mail area.  It will then be their responsibility to distribute the documents to the appropriate people. 



Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Daily Duties:

  • Prepares all General Accounting scan jobs for image indexing. This includes accounts payable, general ledger, and cash management. 
  • Help with non-document retention duties as needed based on the needs of the overall department. This will include being trained on specific roles as a backup.
  • Coordinates delivery and pickup of all scan jobs from the scanning department.
  • Indexing keywords in the document filing system OnBase for accounts payable, general ledger, abandoned property and cash management.
  • The Lawson Business Intelligence reporting system will be utilized to extract invoice data that will subsequently linked to the existing scans. This is done with a custom upload process that accounts payable utilizes.    
  • Daily auditing must be done in order to assure accuracy and completion. This is particularly important in accounts payable due SOX controls that are associated to posted disbursement authority payment limits.
  • Secure and handle Concur payable checks. Ensure checks are delivered or picked up timely.

Periodic Duties:


  • File temporary paper copies in appropriate order.


  •  Destroy paper copies that have exceeded 3 month retention period.
  • Manage and maintain paid check copy CDs, Inventory and upload monthly disks when received from the banks.

Occasional Duties:

  • Coordinate new scan processes for General Accounting with the OnBase administration team.
  • Backup Specialist for Accounts Payable as needed.





Required Skills

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong 10 key skills (essential)
  • Knowledge of OnBase or related document processing software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Applicable to all employees of Globe Life & Accident and its subsidiaries:

  • Reliable and predictable attendance of your assigned shift
  • Ability to work full time and/or part time based on the position specifications.



Required Experience

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong 10 key skills (essential)
  • Knowledge of OnBase or related document processing software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.



Education & Work Experience


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years of related office experience including Accounts Payable


Physical Requirements

Spends 70% of workday sitting.  Heavy PC usage.  Occasionally lifting 1-10 pounds.  Rarely bends/stoops, squats, crawls, climbs, reaches above shoulder level, crouching, kneeling, balancing, pushing or pulling.


This position is located in McKinney. View the Google Map in full screen.

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