Accounting Manager AP | Atlanta

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

POSITION SUMMARY  

The Accounting Manager AP will provide management and leadership within the Accounts Payable department. This position assists the lead of the Accounts Payable department with executing best business practices for full-cycle accounts payable operations. This position will be accountable for ensuring the productivity and quality of team outputs. The Accounts Payable Manager will also provide excellent customer service and strive to maintain the best vendor experience possible.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES  

·       Manages accounts payable functions including execute organizational disbursement controls, ensure timely payments to all vendors and employees, ensure timely responses to all inquirers from internal and external clients/vendors.

·       Ensure Accounts Payable Policies and Procedures are followed.

·       Lead and direct the Accounts Payable team. Assist with hiring, supervising and training staff managing through mentorship, metrics, performance meetings and ongoing feedback.

·       Assist managers with reconciling their accounts; notify managers of account number changes and research discrepancies; assure all daily transactions are completed. Proof and approve all transactions; prepare invoices for payment. Enter data, proof, approve and set up to process checks.

·       Direct the responsibilities of the accounts payable associates are completed in a timely and accurate manner, while complying to Foundation policies and relevant compliance controls.

·       Gather, analyze and send metrics to management, providing recommendations as needed.

·       Answer team questions, resolve escalations, and escalate issues as needed.

·       Resolve month end inquiries including cleaning up outstanding open liabilities

·       Take the lead in continuous process improvement. Develop new process and procedures.

·       Produce month end reports for management as well as deliver ad hoc reports and special projects.

·       Process weekly check runs.

·       Monitor daily and reconcile monthly Accounts Payable holds

·      Answer Vendor inquiries, filing, and maintaining Account Payable files.

·      Process daily incoming disbursement requests for multiple organizations including reviewing for appropriate documentation, signatures and coding

·      Other duties as assigned by VP Finance

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

·       5-7 years’ experience in accounting and reporting, including 3 years in accounts payable

·       Bachelor’s Degree with CPA and/or MBA highly desired or equivalent experience

·       4+ years’ experience managing staff with remote management experience a plus

·       Experience working in non-profit management is highly desirable

·      Excellent interpersonal skills; strong written and oral communications; and ability to work with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse environment. 

·      Ability to work proficiently and productively in a team environment to meet organizational goals. 

·       Ability to recognize and handle confidential documents and information professionally

·       Experience working with external vendors and systems

·       Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced work setting using technology based programs and platforms

·       Experience using software to produce check or EFT files.

·       Experience producing and filing 1099s.

·       Strong customer service mindset, resourceful and solutions driven, and self-confident

·       Self-starter with excellent time management and priority setting skills.

·       Pro-active and positive team approach to problem solving.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND TIME ALLOCATIONS

Manages accounts payable functions

40%

Direct the responsibilities of the accounts payable associates are completed in a timely and accurate manner, while complying to Foundation policies and relevant compliance controls.

30%

Assist managers with reconciling their accounts; notify managers of account number changes and research discrepancies; assure all daily transactions are completed

10%

Produce month end reports for management as well as deliver ad hoc reports and special projects

10%

Take the lead in continuous process improvement. Develop new process and procedures.

10%

 

100%

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