Accounts Payable Manager in Alpharetta, GA at HUNTER Technical Resources

Date Posted: 3/5/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Accounts Payable Manager is a key position in our North America business services organization and leads all functions in the Accounts Payable process.  The successful candidate must understand the intricacies of accounts payable, purchasing/receiving systems and their related interaction with the general ledger system, develop and enforce scalable accounts payable policies, optimize internal controls and drive process improvements by constantly challenging current processes and implementing best practices.  The role interacts and coordinates effectively with cross functional teams, including Purchasing, Plant Operations and General Accounting.  The role requires a proactive mindset and high level of energy to dive in and understand the function and processes and also provide hands on support to department activities.  The individual should possess an analytical mindset to create and pursue process improvements and enhance the operational capabilities of the function.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and perform accounts payable operations ensuring all invoices, exception resolution, payments, and related transactions are processed in a timely and accurate manner, in compliance with Company policies and controls.
  • Develop, manage and analyze strategies and key performance indicators that drive continuous improvement and team performance; perform root cause analysis to identify process inefficiencies and automation opportunities facilitating operational excellence while ensuring compliance with internal controls.
  • Manage the financial reporting for payables processing including monthly closing activities, accruals, 1099 reporting, and other regulatory filings.
  • Serve as subject matter expert and functional lead for the accounts payable system, accounts payable automation tool, Concur Travel and Expense and P-Card programs.
  • Oversee adherence to application security procedures including systems access, authority limits, and change control guidelines.
  • Build a world class business services team by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures which will support the company’s growth.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams including Procurement and Operations to resolve issues, optimize processes, and identify when additional training needed to meet responsibilities in the Procure-to-Pay process and comply with company policies.
  • Provide consistent high level of customer service to internal and external customers including timely communication and problem resolution.
  • Support preparing and providing deliverables to internal and external auditors including meeting Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and Corporate requests.
  • Ensure compliance with tax related guidelines and requirements; provide financial reporting support to Tax team and prepare business tax returns.
  • Maintain financial security by establishing and enforcing internal controls compliance and protect the organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  • Additional duties as assigned

Education/Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and CPA preferred.  Minimum 8+ years of Accounts Payable experience required with 3+ years supervising a team.    

Required Skills:

  • Deep expert knowledge of all aspects of payables procedures and full cycle accounting practices; preferred experience in a service organization
  • Understands internal controls; key controls as it relates to SOX
  • Demonstrated process improvement and development of best practices experience
  • Excellent analytical, communication (written and verbal) and planning skills
  • Possesses a high degree of accuracy, attention to detail and confidentiality
  • Organized, detail oriented, possesses a sense of urgency and has the ability to be flexible and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to multi task, learn quickly and adapt to change easily
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor, train, lead and direct the work of others
  • Proficiency with ERP systems; Oracle preferred
  • Experience with accounts payable automation tool; Medius Flow preferred
  • Experience using Concur preferred
  • Expert knowledge in MS Excel