Accounts Payable Manager

Finance and Accounting San Jose, California

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The Accounts Payable Manager is a key player in our global accounting organization and will report to the Director, Accounting Operations. This leader will be responsible for building and mentoring a high performing team, and contributing to processes that will support the company’s ambitious growth. To be successful in this role, you must understand the intricacies of accounts payable, purchasing/receiving and the general ledger system, develop and enforce scalable accounts payable policies and implement or improve internal controls and drive process improvements by constantly challenging current processes and seeking best practices. You should have the ability to interact effectively with cross functional teams, including FP&A and Accounting. We are looking for an individual who has excellent systems and process building skills, outstanding problem solving skills and enjoys working in a challenging and fast-paced environment to support our continued success and growth.


  • Lead the accounts payable organization in identifying, verifying, analyzing, and implementing process improvement opportunities including impact and risk assessments, status reporting, change management, and more
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of our continuous improvement strategy within AP
  • Work with other P2P team members and stakeholders to develop new support material based upon process revision, to include training, reporting, and system enhancements
  • Effectively provide day-to-day accounts payable support in the following areas: PO and Non-PO invoice processing, holds, payment cycles, 1099 reporting, records management, GL entries, month-end and year-end close, account reconciliations, performance of root cause analysis, and issue resolution related to system/personnel performance issues
  • Demonstrate a strong partnership with Finance, Accounting, IT, business users, outsourced service providers, and suppliers
  • Relentless focus on user experience, ensuring excellence in AP processes and procedures
  • Monitor key operational metrics that measure/assess accounts payable performance and drive continuous improvement
  • Support maintenance of desktop procedures to ensure current processes are accurately documented
  • Manage operational escalations and change request process pertaining to outsourced provider performance
  • Collaborate effectively with key internal stakeholders
  • Provide regular communication and training on processes and systems for employees, outsourced providers and suppliers
  • Ensure accounts payable operations comply with statutory requirements, company policies, processes, procedures, internal controls, and Finance objectives
  • Develop and manage a high functioning, efficient and responsive accounts payable team through strategic hiring, performance management and process optimization
  • Supervise team productivity workload to achieve an effective balance, meet departmental goals and maintain quality assurance
  • Ensure analysts communicate with key vendors to resolve pending issues and facilitate a positive working relationship
  • Manage, coordinate, and support special projects as needed
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures designed to optimize the balance between the need for agility and solid financial controls
  • Audit and approve A/P financial transactions adhering to all internal and SOX controls


  • BA/BS degree in business, supply chain, procurement, finance, or project management
  • 5+ years of procure-to-pay and continuous improvement/business analysis experience
  • Interpersonal experience and a track record of working with cross-functional business stakeholders
  • Experience using analytic tools such as data gathering and analysis, spreadsheets, flow-charting, and process diagramming
  • Analytical and project management experience, including knowledge of interpreting business needs and translating them into operational requirements
  • Experience with SAP, Arriba is a plus
  • Ability to flourish in an environment of fast growth and ambiguity
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels in the organization
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Self-motivated and self-managed — able to think independently, creatively, and opportunistically.

We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.
For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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