Accounts Payable Manager - AM8125

Industry: Automotive
Work location: Bowling Green, Kentucky U.S.A.
Job description: 
The accounts payable manager will ensure the AP department is delivering exceptional service to the company's North American operations by providing timely and accurate payment of all invoices, and payment by instituting best practices. This position contributes greatly to the continued development of the finance organization through people and process improvement. The accounts payable manager is responsible for managing the company accounts payable processes and cash management functions in a professional and knowledgeable manner.
• Manage the full cycle of accounts payable processes including maintenance of general ledger, journal entries and vendor relations, ensuring accuracy and timeliness
• Prepare account reconciliations for accounts payable and other miscellaneous accounts; compile disbursement information; audit weekly check register; maintain contract payment information to ensure control of disbursements
• Balance and reconcile disbursement data on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis to ensure accurate recording of costs and related liabilities
• Establish external banking relationships
• Manage and oversee bank accounts and transactions to include set-up and maintenance of vendor information and disbursements via check, ACH, and wire transfer
• Maintain daily cash control of bank accounts
• Approve cash account reconciliations
• Develop, recommend, and implement cost reduction activities to include policies and procedures to control payment of invoices to the advantage of the organization in terms of cash flow and discounts
• Manage supplier, associate, and guest payment systems
• Ensure timely payment of vendor invoices and expense vouchers, and maintain accurate records and control reports
• Manage monthly closing of financial records and posting of month-end information; ensures accuracy of financial statements
• Manage corporate credit card program
• Act as liaison between the company and card-issuing banks
• Oversee periodic audits of assigned functions using accounting best practices
• Provide accounting assistance and respond to financial questions and concerns to meet business needs
• Act as a liaison between the company and external accountants to meet information needs and to ensure that proper information is maintained for historical purposes
• Supervise cash management and accounts payable staff
• Plan, schedule, and direct the work of the accounts payable unit
• Select and hire associates; train and evaluate to enhance performance, development, and work product; address performance issues and make recommendations for personnel actions
Employment status: Direct Hire
Qualification requirements: 
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting
• 8-10 years experience in accounting, including 2-4 years in middle management supervisor capacity
• Foreign currency experience preferred
• Excellent organizational skills and strong ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to effectively interact with customers, vendors, co-workers
• Ability to operate efficiently and professionally under pressure within an open office environment
• Ability to learn new ERP accounting software as well as a solid knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Salary: Negotiable
Date posted: 2019 Feb 26