Accounts Payable Manager (Req #: 727077)

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POST DATE 9/12/2016
END DATE 10/9/2016

Martin-Brower Rosemont, IL

Rosemont, IL
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


Job Description:

Job Description Position Summary: The Accounts Payable Manager is responsible for providing overall team development and process leadership to the Accounts Payable Team in the Shared Service Center; developing, implementing and monitoring internal controls in all Accounts Payable extended processes; ensuring the timely and accurate processing of all supplier accounts payable related transactions; building and managing business relationships with both internal and external customers; and directing and participating in key Accounts Payable projects and initiatives. People or Process Management Responsibility: The A/P Manager is responsible for the direct management of the Accounts Payable team. Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to: Drives the corporate procurement (P-card) and travel card programs to maximize value while ensuring governance to policy, efficiency, and controls of the payment methods. Supports Auditors in the execution of their program and supervises the coordination of work flow and documentation requirements. Reviews the findings of Auditors and ensures processes are developed to minimize future findings. Manages assigned personnel as it relates to all projects or related work, establishes performance requirements, clarifies responsibilities of those supervised, conducts performance appraisals and plans for individual employee development. Leads the design, development and implementation of streamlined processes, best practices and internal controls for the AP function. Continue automation of Vendor payments. Work with Accounts Payable leaders in other Regions/subsidiaries to share knowledge and best practices. Oversees the AP processes, procedures and team; including but not limited to compliance with policies and procedures, payment terms, exception management, vendor management, and 1099's. Acts as a liaison between the AP team, distribution centers, supply chain, Central Data Management, finance and accounting to effectively manage the Company's relationship with its vendors; including vendor setup and maintenance, standardized payment terms, inventory discrepancies, etc. Serves as the Company's subject matter expert on the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Accounts Payable module as well as its functionality with other modules and interfaces. Designs test scripts to accurately test the ERP Accounts Payable module during system upgrades and enhancements. Creates operational and functional objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to the team. Develops and monitors metrics, reporting and the performance of the AP team. Manages the departmental budget assuring that work is managed in a cost effective manner and that all budget targets are met. Review payment processes and terms to ensure that working capital is managed properly and maximized. Ensures that all daily processes are completed in a timely, accurate and in a controlled manner Ensures that all Accounts Payable general ledger accounts are reconciled, maintained in a current status, and properly reviewed and approved Limited travel required Any other duties as assigned. Required Skills and Experience: Accounting, Finance or Business Degree 6+ years of Accounts Payable management/supervisory experience. Ability to multi-task, work efficiently, and manage deadlines in a changing environment. Demonstrated skills in strategic accounts payable leadership and delivery of best practices. Ability to lead and coach a large, tenured, staff of AP professionals. Proven team-building experience Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of customers, company personnel, and others. Proficient in Microsoft Office Preferred Skills and Experience: Experience in large company, supporting multiple subsidiaries, with a strong internal control environment Experience with a large scale ERP system (JDE preferred). Knowledge of Concur Expense Management System Competencies for this role: Fulfill Your Promise Holds individuals accountable for customer related performance Coaches teams to be customer sensitive Creates sense of importance and urgency in meeting stakeholders' needs Leads a culture of \\"teamwork\\" where only together we can succeed Leads a culture based on the CARES Values Leads a culture of continuous improvement that supports the safety and wellness of all employees Leaders Developing Leaders Supports a learning culture by sharing knowledge and expertise with their team Provides on-going constructive feedback Conducts coaching & development discussions Delegates to maximize contribution & learning of each employee Creates structured learning & development plans Embeds a culture of inclusion of diversity at the local level Drives Change Leads Change locally by: Embracing change Assisting others to see the need to change Gains buy in or participation in change initiatives Assists teams with translating change into implementation steps Assists team adapt without loss in productivity Accurately assess value of creative ideas/suggestions; can plan and operationalize them Results Oriented Builds commitment to achieving results by holding individual/team accountable Constructively deals with performance problems on a timely basis Promotes sense of urgency for reaching goals/meetings deadlines Provides recognition of desired results Eliminates barriers to performance Communicates Effectively Uses knowledge and expertise to lead a strategic conversation at the local level and influence desired conclusions Encourages employee interaction and dialogue Shares information with those who need to be informed Ensures regular, open, consistent communication takes place Understands relevancy of using multiple channels to communicate (memo, email, meetings etc.) Initiates difficult conversations rather than avoiding Financial Acumen Establishes department/DC financial objectives that support their country's financial objectives Knows how their department contributes to their country's overall financial success Uses financial information and knowledge to analyze options and guide quality decision making Physical Demands and Work Environment: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the nature of our business in regard to such things as delivery schedules, order inputs, selection, and Department of Transportation Hours of Service, overtime, attendance and punctuality are essential job functions. Should an individual in this classification not be able to adhere to this requirement due to a disability, they should contact their Human Resources department to see what, if any, reasonable accommodation may be made. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Drug Free Workplace.