Accounts Payable Lead (Leading Financial Services Firm)
Our client, a leading financial services firm, is looking for an A/P Lead to join their team in Chicago.
13th September, 2021
Job Description & Synthesis
The Associate Principal, Accounting position will act as the Accounts Payable Lead and is a key contributor to the accounting department by managing all A/P related inquires, processing service provider/vendor invoices through Oracle, our client's ERP system, and lead the A/P team in daily operations surrounding accounts payable processing in an accurate, timely and efficient manner.
Lead on all accounts payable related inquires, controls, and related functions
Manage and delegate invoice processing responsibilities amongst A/P team members
Process, reconcile and allocate invoices based on expenditure type utilizing chart of accounts and department codes to properly book to the general ledger
Knowledge of fixed assets and prepaid qualifications to properly account for expenses
Manage processing approximately 500+ invoices monthly with the majority handled by the A/P Lead
Responsible for working with other internal departments to continuously strive to process invoices in a timely manner from purchase order creation to payment execution.
Liaise with internal and external clients in a timely, courteous manner
Review aging reports on a regular basis; research and resolve balances and past-due invoices
Assist in monthly expense accrual process
Assist in month-end processing and other accounting ad hoc projects
Continuously maintain and improve policies and procedures associated with the A/P function
A minimum of 5 years of experience in a corporate environment; with extensive experience in A/P
Knowledge of Oracle ERP software preferred but not required
Experience with MS Office with a strong emphasis on Excel and Word
An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.
Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field is preferred
A high degree of organizational skills
Ability to prioritize and coordinate competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
Ability to build strong internal/external customer relationships
Comfortable dealing with employees at all levels
Must have strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
Ability to adhere to monthly, quarterly, and annual department driven deadlines
Ability to work as part of a team and assist other areas that interact with Accounts Payable