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  • Middleton, WI
  • Linzey Weber

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Accounts Payable Manager

Spectrum Brands • Middleton, WI

Posted 1 month ago

Job Snapshot

Degree - 4 Year Degree
$53,562 - $54,562/Year
Accounting - Finance

Job Description

Spectrum Brands utilizes a Shared Services model that enables resources to be leveraged across the organization. The Shared Services team is made up of information technology, human resources, indirect sourcing, finance & accounting professionals that support all business units. Shared services teams are headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin but have members across the country.

Job Summary

The Accounts Payable Manager will be responsible for managing the Accounts Payable functions and processes in a professional and knowledgeable manner. This position will direct and oversee the daily management of staff and processes. This role will manage the full cycle accounts payable duties including: invoice processing, invoice payment, analytics, reconciliations, and reporting.

This role will require a strong finance professional who has a thorough understanding of maintaining a continuous improvement mindset and ability to proactively identify, review, and implement process improvements and ensure objectives are achieved.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Accounts Payable (85%)

  • Provide accounting assistance to project managers and operations staff as it relates to accounts payable to ensure business needs are met.
  • Manage month-end closing reviews, procedures and corrections as needed.
  • Develop and analyze routine metrics for the payables department and utilize them to drive process improvements, productivity or efficiency enhancements, identify training or workload balancing needs.
  • Manage the integration of accounts payable work relating to acquisitions and integrations.
  • Manage the 1099 annual process and tax related matters for SAP.
  • Manage the unclaimed property process to ensure adherence to company and state guidelines.

Leadership and Management (15%)

  • Mentors, coaches and develops employees through organized and structured programs including, but not limited to; communication of policies and rules, constructive discipline, establishment of objectives, and timely and accurate completion of deliverables.
  • Lead continuous improvement, including: processes, systems, and outside support targeted to improve accounts payable efficiencies.
  • Develop, implement and maintain systems, procedures and policies to ensure adherence to company guidelines.
  • Foster positive relationships with internal departments and external vendor base.
  • Answer questions and assist internal employees with any issues they may experience with AP vendor systems.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Profile

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting or related field required
  • 6 years of overall accounting experience required
  • Accounts Payable management experience preferred
  • Previous management experience required

Required Skills

  • Strong project management skills, ability to prioritize in a fast changing environment, strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at both strategic and functional level
  • Experience working with generally accepted accounting principles and accounting software
  • Proficiency in SAP, Onbase and Esker is strongly desired
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products

Work Environment

Working conditions are normal for an office environment.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Job ID: US10945
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