Accounts Payable Manager

Accounts Payable Manager

31 Jan 2024
Georgia, Atlanta, 30301 Atlanta USA

Accounts Payable Manager

Location: Atlanta, GA, Georgia, United States Job ID: 72644 We Elevate You Our mission is to keep cities and people around the world moving. Since 1874 Schindler has an outstanding reputation for not only elevating buildings, but the well-being of everyone who lives and works in them. Do you have the talent, ambition, and vision to help us elevate tomorrow’s world? Find out more about us here - Company Website (https://us.schindler.com/en/about-us/history.html) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/schindler-elevator-corporation/) As a leading employer in the urban mobility industry, we are always looking for a diverse group of people who can create exceptional value for our customers. Join us as a Accounts Payable Manager PRIMARY FUNCTION/POSITION OVERVIEW: Responsible for all people management and accurate and timely processing and payment of vendor invoices in accordance with Schindler Schedule of Responsibilities (SOR) and Limits of Authority (LOA). Develop AP team and monitor and maximize performance. Drive process improvement and standardization in concert with other department leaders. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Manage AP staff, shift priorities of staff to accomplish timely invoice processing and minimize AP backlog and past due AP balances.

Ensure all invoices are properly approved per company schedule of responsibility (SOR) and Limits of Authority (LOA) and that no unauthorized invoices are paid.

Work with purchasing and field organization on resolution of invoice issues such as price discrepancies, missing or inaccurate purchase orders and missing good receipts.

Serve as the ultimate point of escalation for all past due AP, tax, invoice processing/matching, duplicate payment, and vendor dispute issues

Build relationships with purchasing and field organization to drive effective dispute resolution and optimize vendor relationships

Responsible to hire, fire, performance manage and develop AP team member competencies through training, cross-training, direct supervision and coaching.

Provide direction to a team of 5 AP associates and 1 AP analyst

Responsible for compensation decisions for team in conjunction with Total Rewards and Company policy.

Drive standardization and implement process improvements, efficiencies and automation across the AP function Develop and maintain AP procedures, policies and documentation and ensure adherence to company guidelines. Identify, provide recommendations and implement new ways to improve processes and work more effectively leading to measurable reduction of turnaround times.

Support ERP and technology upgrade projects related to vendor management and AP as required.

Responsible for reconciliation of vendor accounts and GR/IR general ledger to minimize future P&L impact from potential errors in prior periods.

Develop and report AP Key Performance metrics to team and leadership.

Establish strategies for continuous improvement of metrics and clarity of reporting

REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:

Bachelor Degree in Accounting/Finance or Associate Degree with additional work expereince as a supervisor/manager is required.

EXPERIENCE:

Minumim 8 years of Accounts Payable Work Experience.

Minimum 2 years of ERP experience, preferably SAP.

Proficient in Leadership and deciision making skills.

Detail oriented.

OUR COMMITMENT

Fully vested 401k match (up to 7% of total compensation)

Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision Plans - Effective from first day of hire

Generous Paid Time Off (3 weeks’ vacation which increases with tenure in addition to 7 sick days, 2 floating holidays and 8 Company Observed Holidays)

Tuition Reimbursement - Eligible after 6 months of service

Parental Leave – 100% base pay for 6 consecutive weeks within first year of a child’s birth or adoption

Partnership with Maven Milk to ship breast milk for employees traveling on Schindler business

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