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Accounts Payable Supervisor

POSITION SUMMARY:
Under the general direction of the AccountsPayable Manager, directs and supervises the daily activities and processes ofthe global shared services accounts payable department in areas such as vendorstatement reconciliations, vendor correspondence, data entry, debit balancingtransfer & collections, discrepancy resolution, debit/credit and/or expenseaudit & processing functions within the Accounts Payable department.
PRIMARYDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Monitors the activities of the Global Shared Services Accounts Payable associates within the assigned sub-functional area within the department; ensures proper and consistent compliance with company approved policies and procedures.
Directs and supervises the day-to-day efforts of the accounts payable department to ensure accurate review and resolution of disputed and/or unresolved items.
Responsible for the daily accounts payable processing activities such as: data entry for trade and expense invoices and credits; disbursements; credit reconciliation; audit documentation retrievals for internal departments and governmental agencies; audit and processing of expenses; debit/balance collections; vendor correspondence: and/or vendor statement reconciliation to ensure accurate review and research of open items.
Negotiates with suppliers as needed.
Responsible for the prompt review and resolution of vendor and customer related issues.
Manages workflow within assigned sub-functional area and continuously evaluates performance of Accounts Payable associates based on goals and objectives developed by the Accounts Payable Manager; performs the appropriate level of counseling and coaching in order to maintain optimal performance standards and keep associates motivated and engaged.
Responsible for associate relations functions including hiring, terminating, performance management, development and training.
Provides regular feedback to the Accounts Payable Manager and escalates issues when appropriate; provides feedback for opportunities to improve standard operating procedures
Works closely and communicates regularly with suppliers, inventory control, divisional associates, management, and/or accounting departments.
Ensures the accurate maintenance and timely completion of daily and monthly reports.
Assists Accounts Payable Clerks with managing their daily activities.
Presents recommendations for improved and proposed processes.
Performs related duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE ANDEDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Four year bachelor's degree in accounting or arelated field strongly preferred; normally requires four (4) years related andprogressively responsible experience; prior supervisory experience preferred;Accounts Payable system experience such as Lawson/IRAPM strongly preferred.
MINIMUM SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE ANDABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Solid understanding of all aspects of Accounts Payable as well as A/P business processes and practices
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Strong leadership skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to resolve customer issues quickly and creatively in order to improve customer satisfaction
Strong negotiating skills
Strong organizational skills; attention to detail
Strong mathematical and analytical skills
Good presentation skills
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

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