Accounts Payable Analyst, Transportation

Accounting/Finance Des Plaines, Illinois



Accounts Payable Analyst, Transportation      
Are you passionate about Finances? Are you looking for an opportunity to make an impact in a global company? We need people like you to help us hire the best in the business and we're excited to have you join us in this significant role to ensure we continue to build a diverse and engaged workforce! Come be part of something special at CJ Logistics America!      
Position Overview:      
The Accounts Payable Analyst position will be situated within the growing asset-based and brokerage transportation departments of CJ Logistics. This role requires a high level of analytical skills that can evaluate, analyze, and report on critical correlations between payables and operating KPIs that support operations’ strategies and also develop corrective action to ensure the achievement of organizational targets.
This position is not remote.  Candidates must live within a commutable distance.
 Salary Range - $50.160-$62,700 
Essential Duties & Responsibilities      
  • Provide integral support and details during monthly close on expense accruals, financial analysis, and summaries for transportation operating leaders as requested.
  • Contribute analytics to the asset and brokerage transportation operations by accurately processing vendor invoices, reviewing vendor statements and inquiries, spending analysis, and reconciliation, and sourcing out any areas for improvement.
  • Provides valuable insight and analytics on trends and provides routine and ad hoc expense reporting to determine cost-saving opportunities.
  • Creates and presents analyses/reports concisely and insightfully to management.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with other analysts, finance leadership, accounting partners, and business operations partners.
  • Support system conversions, upgrades, enhancements
  • Designs and implements financial controls to ensure the achievement of financial goals, meet compliance standards, and support audit requests.
  • Assist with forecast, budgeting, and variance reporting as needed.
  • Continually seeks to improve processes, drive change where needed, make recommendations to leadership, and follow through to completion.
  • Additional job duties as assigned.
Requirements and Qualifications      
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Accounting, Finance, Math, Business, or related field preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience in accounts payable or equivalent experience in financial analysis Strong interpersonal verbal and written skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Advanced Excel knowledge and BI experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of working with a TMS system is preferred.
  • SAP, JDE, and Insight experience preferred
Pay, Benefits, and More    
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Full health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), 401(k), Life insurance, tuition assistance, PTO, and MORE!
  • Growing company with a performance record that continues to climb!
  • Opportunity to drive significant changes in Talent Acquisition with an ability to make an impact across the organization
  • Open-door work environment
  • High-performance culture with a focus on a growth mindset where continuous improvement is embraced
  • Opportunities for advancement!


CJ Logistics America About Statement:       

CJ Logistics America delivers integrated and multimodal logistics services, connecting every corner of the world via air, sea, and land. As a lead logistics partner (LLP), third-party logistics provider (3PL), and supply chain consultant, we help customers leverage supply chain management as a competitive advantage, reducing total system costs, transforming business processes, improving service, and facilitating growth and change. With a focus on social responsibility and sustainability through growth with customers and communities, we prioritize the well-being of the end consumer, our customers, and our employees. CJ Logistics America is responsible for the North American region, specializing in solutions for regulated industries such as food and beverage, consumer-packaged goods, healthcare and medical supplies, and tire and automotive.       
CJ Logistics America is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We prohibit discrimination and or/harassment of any type, including but not limited to discrimination and or harassment based on race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy or relation medical conditions, childbirth, breastfeeding, parental status, veteran and/or military status, disability (physical or mental) medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, political affiliation, domestic violence