Supervises accounts payable (A/P) and performs the processes necessary to record transactions and process payments to vendors. Ensures transactions are processed timely and accurately. Performs month-end reconciliations of A/P and associated accruals. Works closely with vendors to reconciles vendor statements and resolve issues. Works closely with purchasing to resolve pricing issues, issue credits, and reconcile vendor returns.
Oversees the performance of A/P staff and provides mentoring, training, counseling, and feedback to staff.
Processes invoices and payments to vendors. Responds to requests for account inquiries and other information; resolves vendor differences in a professional manner. Identifies errors and makes corrections in accordance with established policies and procedures. Reviews vendor returns and reconciles with credit memos.
Assists with month-end close process (reconciles activity, reconciles intercompany activity, trade and GRIR sub-ledgers to the general ledger). Performs AP cutoff review to determine month end accruals. Runs reports to determine travel accruals. Prepares reports and summaries of A/P activities. Performs regular reconciliation of A/P to the General Ledger. Brings unusual transactions and account activity to the attention of management. Performs reconciliation of open goods receipts account and follows up on debits and aged items. Works effectively with purchasing and receiving to resolve issues and minimize AP discrepancies.
Works with other accounting staff to reconcile payments against bank activity and follow up on any variances.
Runs various accounts payable and general ledger reports for management and/or auditors.
Manages Concur expense reporting system to align with Corporate travel policy. Works with Concur’s IT support in resolving issues. Performs testing of all changes/enhancements. Reviews expense reports for accuracy and completeness. Monitors postings to SAP.
Identifies process improvement opportunities and works with IT and other departments to implement change.
Performs other duties as assigned
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years of previous professional experience.
Possess ERP system skills, preferably SAP
Possess strong Excel skills
Knowledge of fiscal accounting methods, practices, and terminology
Maintain a respectful and cooperative working relationship with vendors, creditors, and staff
Strong understanding of processes and controls