Manager, Accounts Payable

Finance Seattle, Washington


Description

Blue Nile is a leading online retailer of certified diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry. Our standards are amongst the highest of all jewelers. We provide a superior customer experience, extraordinary value and industry leading product quality and style. We obsess about our customers and are passionate about providing each customer with an amazing experience.

We embrace a culture of adaptability.  Our team is nimble, innovative and resourceful and makes an impact on both the business and each individual customer’s personal experience.  We value hard-work, flexibility and curiosity and collaborate to creatively solve problems, constantly improve and implement meaningful changes.  Our team celebrates achievements and is inspired by success. We offer employees the chance to get e-commerce, inventory/manufacturing, and traditional retail (through our showrooms/stores) finance experience.

Blue Nile is looking for a passionate and talented Accounts Payable Manager to be a key contributor to our Finance organization. This role reports to the Director, Finance Payment Platforms. This position will oversee the daily management of the accounts payable process and function which includes directing the daily processing of invoices and payments to ensure accuracy in the work of the accounts payable staff. We’re looking for a candidate who is highly detail-oriented, is a self-starter and problem solver who possesses exceptional organization and communication skills, and has a passion for our business.  

Responsibilities:

  • Manage day to day accounts payable operations, including team workload and daily tasks, ensuring that business objectives are met and that team resources are allocated efficiently
  • Responsible for reviewing invoices and vendor payments, ensuring timely and accurate payments to all vendors in a high volume environment
  • Provide excellent service and communication to internal customers and external vendors, ensuring issues are addressed in a timely manner
  • Oversee all aspects of vendor management with an emphasis on issue resolution
  • Manage the AP Specialist team, focusing on team building, coaching and staff development
  • Support payables forecasting efforts for all domestic and international entities
  • Maintain an accurate vendor database and assist with the annual 1099 reporting
  • Maintain department’s compliance with process controls and company policies
  • Ensure operational excellence by creating and managing against key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Proactively identify system or process related issues by determining root cause and collaborate with Technology to ensure fixes are slated on Technology roadmap
  • Support implementation of AP automation projects
  • Assist with month end close activities

Qualifications:  

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to interact professionally with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external parties and resolve issues diplomatically
  • Customer Service oriented work style and ability to implement a strong customer focus into the team dynamic
  • Ability to lead and direct others in a fast paced, team oriented environment
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and complete team tasks within deadlines
  • Desire to motivate the team to meet business objectives and individual career goals
  • Ability to analyze information and processes
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, management, or a related field, preferred
  • Minimum of five years relevant accounts payable experience, including at least two years in a managerial role
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required. Working knowledge of Oracle financial system and iSupplier strongly preferred.

What we offer:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Healthcare Coverage
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Business Allowance
  • Employee Discount
  • Employee Referral Bonus