For employers looking to fill an Accounts Payable Manager vacancy, the following sample position description can help you to attract the best candidates for the role. By tailoring this position description according to your company's specific job requirements, you have an excellent interview tool for comparison purposes.
For job seekers looking for an Accounts Payable Manager role, this job description details what the role may involve and what skills and experience are required to give you the best chance of securing the position.
Typically reporting to the Finance Manager or Shared Services Manager (in larger companies), the Accounts Payable Manager supervises a team that processes the company’s accounts payable in an accurate, efficient and timely manner.
The Accounts Payable Manager must perform various job duties and responsibilities. These may include, but are not limited to:
Managing the accounts payable function that may or may not include performing the duties of an Accounts Payable Officer
Ensuring the team's work is accurate and invoices are approved for payment using the correct process
Ensuring the team is allocating purchase order numbers (if applicable) and resolving any issues
Managing the resolution of issues escalated from team members
Managing the employee expense claims process
Planning and execution of the vendor payment runs
Ensuring credit notes are processed accurately
Managing the accuracy of the vendor database
Reconciliation of supplier statements, credit cards etc.
Generating journals for month-end reporting
Ongoing improvements to the accounts payable process
The more common skills and attributes that are most needed for this role may include:
Experience performing full-function accounts payable duties
Experience in calculating, posting and managing financial records accurately
Understanding of basic accounting and accounts payable principles, including general ledger coding
Staff management experience
Ability to prioritise and multitask in a fast-paced environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to identify and project manage new initiatives
Ability to build good relationships with vendors and suppliers
Understand the importance of accuracy and attention to detail
Intermediate computer software skills, including Excel and other accounting packages
$85 - $110k + Super
Shared Services Manager
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