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Accounts Payable Manager

Company: Creative Financial Staffing
Location: Morton Grove
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Accounts Payable Manager About the Company Our client, an international and multibillion company is looking to add an Accounts Payable Manager to their growing finance and accounting team. This organization has shown tremendous growth over the last couple years and has no signs of slowing down. Additionally, this company looks to promote from within (this role is open due to a promotion), so they are seeking candidates who are driven and would like to grow their career. Great opportunity for someone looking to join a stable company, set their roots and grow their career. Job Responsibilities for the Accounts Payable Manager As an Accounts Payable Manager, you will be responsible overseeing the Accounts Payable operation of the Regional Americas group. You will manage a team of nine, over see day to day AP functions, develop and manage KPI reporting, and focus on process automation. In addition, you will develop strategic and operational plans to achieve results and ensure alignment with company goals and objectives. Build effective cross functional relationships to achieve results.

  • Manage a team of 4 direct reports.
  • Develop and drive process improvement for efficiencies in their process by partnering with IT. .
  • Efficiently and accurately execute payments to vendors
  • Drive detailed analysis of variances and operational improvements
  • Lead projects system upgrades, implementations and other process/automation improvements.
  • Educate business on proper way to process invoices (ie vendor communications, linkages to master data, creation of POs, processing of activity in OCR/VIM, etc); ie plants, sourcing, indirect spend, HR, engineering, etc.
  • Understand linkages with local tax compliance and assure existing processes address tax implications (sales and use tax/1099 preparation/GST/PST, etc).
  • Understand and report on KPIs for business and finance to help achieve these goals.
  • Resolve discrepancy claims.
  • Communicate effectively with various departments withing the company (IT, warehouse, marketing, etc)
  • Facilitate and review reconciliations with vendors.
  • Facilitate and review AP GL reconciliations.
  • Manages and develop staff, including hiring and training.
  • Develops and promotes a culture of continuous improvement
  • Prepare schedules and reports of Accounts Payable and Fixed Asset data and metrics Job Requirements We are looking for an objective Accounts Payable Manager who combines a solid understanding of accounting knowledge and accounts payable principles, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills. You should be highly organized, detail-oriented, a strong leader, and effective communicator. Specific requirements for this Accounts Payable Manager include:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business
    • 5+yrs of AP experience
    • 2+ years of experience in managing an accounting function in a medium to large size company.
    • Previous supervisory experience
    • SAP experience required
    • Global B2B experience preferred
    • Accounts Payable or other transaction heavy accounting function
    • Proven ability to calculate, post and manage accounting figures and financial records
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Good excel skills-Pivot tables, v-lookups, Macros/VBA a plus

Keywords: Creative Financial Staffing, Chicago , Accounts Payable Manager, Executive , Morton Grove, Illinois

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