Agenus

Accounts Payable Supervisor

US-MA-Lexington
Job ID
2017-1305
Category
Finance

Overview

The Accounts Payable Supervisor is a hands-on role, responsible for supervising the day-to-day activities of the Accounts Payable department, ensuring proper record keeping, developing best practices and procedures, and ensuring the accurate and timely month-end close of Accounts Payable for both our US and UK offices. The Accounts Payable Supervisor will also work closely with the General Ledger team and report to the Director Finance.

Responsibilities

  • Supervises the Accounts Payable Team providing developmental leadership to the Team on a daily basis to enhance the group’s performance and outcomes
  • Participates in the day to day operations of the department including entering invoices, resolving PO issues and ensuring timely payments are made
  • Ensures weekly payment runs are processed run timely, efficiently and accurately smoothly
  • Ensures the timely and accurate month-end closing of Accounts Payable and AP monthly accruals
  • Oversees the 1099 process
  • Audits expense reports for accuracy, approvals, supporting documentation and compliance with the Corporate Travel Policy
  • Ensures that proper documentation and support is provided for all accounts payable activities in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices
  • Provides problem and invoice resolution assistance to external vendors and internal business partners
  • Stays abreast of industry best practices and introduces them into the department
  • Serves as point person for all Accounts Payable internal control testing and quarterly reviews/year-end audit of Accounts Payable by external auditors
  • Develops and monitors internal reports to measure department workload and performance
  • Reviews and evaluates current policies and procedures and implements changes necessary to improve and streamline processes
  • Performs ad hoc special projects/requests as needed

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent years of relevant experience with 4-6 years of AP or transactional accounting experience and 2 or more years of supervisor experience
  • ERP system experience, preferably with Oracle R12 as well as advanced Excel skills and experience with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and flexibly adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work in Teams as well as independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Proven ability to communicate effectively (both written and verbally) across all levels of the organization and with vendors
  • Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information
  • Detail oriented
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytical and process improvement skills
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of accounts payable or transactional principles (debits and credits), concepts, practices and standards as well as knowledge of best industry practices
  • Work ethic that exudes integrity, accountability, and professionalism

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