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Associate Director, Accounts Payable in Morrisville, NC at Vaco

Date Posted: 10/8/2018

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Job Description

Are you a talented Accounts Payable Manager with great leadership skills? Have you used Oracle or a similar ERP system? If the answer is yes, this may be the next great step in your career!

In this role you will:

1) manage and direct the global accounts payable (A/P) teams to execute the payments for all projects and overhead costs on a global basis.

2) provide leadership for all aspects of vendor payment processing in alignment with purchase orders, vendor agreements, and business needs to support preparation of accurate financial statements.

3) ensure departmental processes are properly documented and are followed in support of corporate control compliance guidelines.

4) promote training across organization to optimize synergies to provide excellent quality support.

5) ensure financial and performance objectives are achieved.

6) contribute to the development and monitoring of service level agreements (SLAs), key performance indicators (KPIs), and other key metrics.


• Oversee a team of A/P processors and supervisors.

  • Line management responsibilities including professional development, performance appraisal, and employee counseling for staff.
  • Assign project work and review workloads for all direct reports.
  • Manage staff members by establishing goals that will increase knowledge and skill levels, and by delegating tasks commensurate with skill level.

  • • Review and approve the A/P reconciliation, month end accruals and variance explanations.
    • Develop and maintain effective policies and procedures for A/P, driving toward implementation of best practices and business process improvements.
    • Support overall organization's SOX compliance requirements through adherence to key controls and timely completion of reporting.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams on various systems projects including selection, implementation, and upgrades to A/P.
    • Ensure all operating units are properly reconciled at the vendor level.
    • Ensure that all 1099s are issued timely and accurately.
    • Create metrics for monitoring and reporting staff members' activities, including tracking and monitoring all open tickets and action items.
    • Review and resolve all delinquency or demand notices. Prepare root cause analysis and corrective actions for each occasion.
    • Work closely with Business Unit Controllers and operational leadership to monitor team delivery performance.
    • Ensure timely and accurate responses to Project Managers' questions.
    • Monitor department costs versus budget and prepares monthly reports explaining variances.

    • BA/BS degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, related field, OR equivalent education and experience.
    • Progressive financial experience within a service industry organization preferred.
    • Management experience and demonstrated leadership skills.
    • Strong computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), email, and related accounting packages are necessary.
    • Intermediate Excel skills necessary.
    • Oracle Financial systems experience preferred.
    • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, flexibility, organizational and interpersonal skills, team-oriented, and strong analytical skills.
    • Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to perform several tasks simultaneously to meet critical deadlines is necessary.
    • Ability to interact with staff from multiple departments as a leader.
    • Excellent written/oral communication and organizational skills.
    • Some travel is required, primarily domestic, but occasional international travel may be necessary.

    If you are qualified, please apply below and include a resume in Word format. Questions? Please contact Beth Shandley, Nick Palacios, Joe Lucas, Ruth Y., Josh VanNamee or Thomas Hazelwood at 919-719-6500.

    Note: Your resume will never be submitted to a client company without your prior knowledge and approval.

    U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.

    Know someone who is well-qualified for this role? If you refer someone to us, and we place them at any time in the future, Vaco will send you a generous referral bonus.