This position leads a team of 2-3 staff who manage all aspects of the accounts payable in a fast paced and high volume work environment.
Supervise, direct and lead the accounts payable team including training, coaching and employee performance and identifying and resolving departmental issues.
Timely and accurate processing and payments of supplier invoices
Ensure all payments have appropriate supporting controls including matching purchase order to invoice, proper account coding and ensuring all proper authorization signatures are present. Ensure accuracy of all amounts to be paid including any necessary credits, discounts or adjustments.
Work with the operating departments to continuously improve their processes as it impacts the department and to resolve any outstanding issues.
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with vendors on resolving outstanding issues or matters
Reconcile all supplier statements on a timely basis and follow-up any issues promptly
Track all incomplete and partially completed Purchase Orders
Ensure Finance accrues for invoices received after month end has been closed
Continuously improve operation of department by automating and streamlining processes to improve efficiency.
Accounts payable lead for all future planned automations including new Purchasing/Workflow system
Support the Finance team to reach common goals
Other duties as assigned to support the organization.
Minimum of 3 years accounts payable Supervisory or Managerial Experience
Well organized and able to prioritize objectives
Hands on and flexible, able to work in a fast paced environment to meet deadlines
Strong leadership skills to motivate and develop a team to deliver top notch results
Excellent computer skills including Excel
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all levels of the organization
Post-secondary degree or diploma in accounting, business or a related discipline an asset