• Manager, Accounts Payable

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    Req No.
    Finance & Accounting
    Regular Full-Time
  • Summary of Major Responsibilities

    The Accounts Payable Manager reports to the Associate Director, Shared Services and is responsible for full cycle Accounts Payable. This role will oversee a team and processes to ensure accurate records and reporting. This role will require extensive knowledge of Accounts Payable processes and will be the AP business owner with P2P solutions and improvements. In addition, the Accounts Payable Manager  is responsible for establishing policies and procedures for recording accounts payable and helps maintain the Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 compliance. The Accounts Payable Manager will maintain these policies and procedures as it relates to the company’s ERP system.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Manage and develop with continuous growth and productivity, a team of Accounts Payable professionals
    • Manage workflows and provide assistance to team in order to maintain accurate records and control reports
    • Develops, implements, and maintains systems, procedures, and policies to ensure adherence to company goals and guidelines
    • Develop and analyze routine metrics and utilize them to drive process improvements, productivity and efficiency enhancements, and identify training or workload balancing needs
    • Acts as a liaison between Finance and other functional areas within the company to meet information need and company priorities
    • Maintain strong and positive working relationships with key business areas to build partnerships to understand challenges and opportunities
    • Manage annual 1099 and 1042 reporting process with the company’s Internal Tax Department
    • Manage the integration of Accounts Payable and Purchasing work relating to acquisitions and integrations
    • Establish and maintain accounting policies and procedures that are in compliance with applicable government regulations (SOX,GAAP, IFRS)
    • Manage the month end closing process as it relates to Accounts Payable, Purchasing, and goods received but not yet invoiced
    • Maintain accounts payable aging and ensure aged payables are resolved in a timely manner
    • Record cash receipts and make bank deposits
    • Conduct audits of all Accounts Payable and Purchasing functions to ensure their accuracy and completeness and recommend controls to mitigate risk
    • Manage the assembling of information for external auditors for the annual audit, quarterly reviews and SOX control testing
    • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements, to include audits
    • Participate with project teams and company initiatives, as they affect Accounts Payable and Purchasing


    Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or Finance required
    • 5+ years of experience with accounts payable, accounting or other related experience
    • 3+ years of supervisory and related experience
    • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
    • Ability to meet deadlines and a strong desire to exceed expectations
    • Possess a strong internal customer focus and attention to detail
    • Knowledge of Accounts Payable, SOX compliance, bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting principles
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software Suite
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication, in order to interact and communicate effectively with internal staff and external vendors

    Preferred Experience

    • Experience with SAP

    Physical Requirements

    • Ability to use computers daily in an interactive manner for extended periods of time and up to 8 hours per day
    • Ability to sit for an extended period of time
    • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and up to 6 hours at a time
    • Ability to listen and speak on the telephone and write simultaneously
    • Ability to frequently and accurately communicate with employees, customers, and vendors in person, via the telephone or by email
    • Ability to operate telephone system and computer keyboard and printer
    • Ability to lift and move up to 40 pounds on an occasional basis


    We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.


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