Accounts Payable (AP) Manager ($75-95K Base plus Bonus)

Finance/Accounting/Audit Fort Wayne, Indiana



Role Description



Job Title:

Accounts Payable Manager



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Main Purpose of the job

Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream is seeking an Accounts Payable (A/P) Manager.  The A/P Manager will build, lead and mentor an A/P operations team. This newly formed A/P operations team will be a key addition to the finance organization at Dreyer’s. The A/P Manager is responsible for executing critical fundamental accounting operations as well as strategically improving business processes. The ideal candidate will have experience in building an effective, high performing A/P with a track record of successfully operating in dynamic environments and through systems implementations. The A/P Manager will thoughtfully identify business needs and partner cross functionally to design, implement and maintain effective, simple and value-add solutions and improvements. The role is based in Fort Wayne, IN, with travel to Oakland, CA, as needed.

Job Description

Role and Activity

  • Partner with Financial Controller to set vision, strategy and roadmap for the AP function in addition to designing a team structure and hiring talent to execute against the established roadmap.  
  • Lead and own the AP module in JD Edwards and Supplier Invoice Management System
  • Support system design, configuration, data migration and functionality testing as necessary for successful financial systems conversion to JD Edwards
  • Improve, develop, and communicate policies, workflows and procedures for the procure-to-pay process to achieve corporate objectives and ensure current processes are accurately documented
  • Lead, direct, and monitor all accounts payable activities, including review of transactions and ensure accuracy, completeness, timeliness, and compliance to company policies
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and training across functional departments regarding account code classifications for purchase requisitions, supplier invoices and expense reports to drive accuracy
  • Manage corporate/purchasing card programs including credit limits, issuances, termination of cards and oversee internal employee support by the payables team for needs arising from the programs
  • Oversee expense reimbursement system administration (Concur) and operations including expense report processing, review and reimbursement, GL posting and accruals
  • Establish and maintain processes ensuring that accounts payable transactions are properly authorized and recorded accurately in accordance with company guidelines
  • Partner with Supply Chain team to resolve purchase order, receiving and/or invoice issues to ensure timely resolution of discrepancies
  • Receive, research, and resolve a variety of internal and external inquiries concerning account status including communicating the resolution of discrepancies to the appropriate parties
  • Responsible for AP month-end closing pre and post processes, AP related accruals, and reconciliation of unbilled receipts
  • Prepare and/or review all AP related monthly journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, and flux analysis
  • Assist in corporate quarterly and annual auditors’ reviews with regards to accounts payable and provide reconciliation support to help facilitate an optimal audit process
  • Supervise preparation of annual 1099 and other AP compliance reporting requirements.
  • Responsible for the hiring, supervision, and effectiveness of the AP Team


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or Economics a plus
  • Prefer 7+ years of experience in accounting with 3+ years in Accounts Payable and managing staff
  • Must have mid-large ERP AP systems experience (JD Edwards and Concur a plus).
  • Expert knowledge of AP processing, manufacturing background a plus
  • Experience with AP automation systems - OCR recognition and automated 3 way matching
  • Experience in building teams from the ground up is a plus
  • Exceptional leadership abilities. Ability to influence others and earn respect of team and business partners
  • History of successfully implementing/integrating systems
  • Experience building out processes, procedures, and workflows that enable sustainable scaling of the business
  • Ability to effectively work across teams and levels, both within the accounting functions, and across functions, including tax, supply chain, IT and senior leadership
  • Ability to analyze and write commentary to explain results/variances in a concise and clear manner
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills, ability to link information together, and solution-oriented individual
  • Self-motivated individual with demonstrated experience and continuous desire in improving and streamlining processes
  • Must be adaptable, agile, able to multi-task and take on additional responsibilities as necessary
  • Possesses energy, enthusiasm to drive results, action oriented.
  • Ability to thrive in a creative, dynamic, fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects and resources effectively, while meeting deadlines and delivering quality work
  • Proven ability to work both independently and in a matrixed team environment, shifting between the role of an individual contributor, team player and project manage




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