Accounts Payable Manager (Spanish Fort, AL)

  • Job Details

  • Job Status: Closed
  • Posted On: June 24, 2021
  • Job Category: Finance and Accounting
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Location:
  • Desired Experience: 3+ years
  • Desired Education: Bachelors
  • Compensation:
  • Travel: Negligible
  • Relocation:

Gateway Sourcing is assisting in a search for an Accounts Payable Manager for a manufacturing company.  The responsibilities include managing the company accounts payable process and function in a professional and knowledgeable manner. This role will report to the Corporate Controller.


  • Provide training, coaching, and mentoring to four (4) direct reports
  • Oversee and support all accounts payable functions and ensure accounts payable personnel complete requirements in a thorough, accurate and timely manner
  • Manage processing of vendor invoices through 3-part matching with purchase orders/receivers/invoices; core invoices with created purchase orders and invoices; and employee expense claims and management of corporate cards
  • Manage invoice exception queues
  • Provide necessary training and direction to accounts payable team members in resolving problems/issues
  • Review various exception reports monthly and resolve issues to ensure aging and general ledger agree
  • Post accounts payable details to general ledger after invoices have been validated
  • Run checks, process ACH’s and wires to China weekly based on cash guidance from Treasury
  • Ensure all vendors are paid per contract terms and payment issues are handled in a timely manner
  • Collaborate with procurement department and other internal customers
  • Coordinate with Corporate Controller and Accounting Manager on monthly close activities
  • Perform vendor maintenance as needed
  • Process and file annual 1099 tax filings
  • Establish and monitor appropriate financial policies and procedures within accounts payable
  • Communicate identified financial issues proactively to Corporate Controller Treasurer
  • Support all audit requests relating to accounts payable as requested
  • Lead implementation/updates of accounting systems as they relate accounts payable
  • Leadership of accounts payable employees which includes:
  • Knowledge and communication of roles/responsibilities and how those enable achievement of company strategy and objectives
  • Know and understand how best to support and motivate each staff member
  • Provide timely and relevant feedback for employee development
  • Develop specific training and development plans, appropriately suited for individuals at their levels
  • Continuously monitor performance to ensure employees are productive, motivated, challenged and developed, and be willing to take difficult actions if/when necessary for those who do not perform to expectations (from both a results and behaviors perspective)

Personal Attributes

  • Demonstrated independent and objective thinking to properly evaluate, communicate, educate, influence and gain cooperation in reaching consensus, decisions and action
  • Effective communication and customer service skills for dealing with staff, internal customers and vendors
  • Curiosity and drive to understand underlying issues and to simplify process, resolve problems and pro-actively present issues to business leaders
  • Results-oriented with a strong sense of urgency and skill for driving teams to results
  • Very detail-oriented professional with a desire to dig into the details to understand data and business trends
  • Solid organizational skills and ability to balance multiple priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Able to maintain effective working relationships with, and among co-workers and supervisors


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Experience with Oracle or other ERP software is a plus
  • Microsoft Office Suite with intermediate/advanced Excel skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field preferred
  • Seven or more years of accounting or payables experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of leadership experience
  • Prior experience in a Private Equity environment a plus
  • Ability to work effectively across multiple functions / organizations


  • Oracle, DocuScan, Concur, Microsoft Office Suite of applications


LOCATION: Spanish Fort (Mobile), AL – No remote opportunity

COMPENSATION:  This is a permanent position and compensation will be commensurate with experience

If you are qualified and interested, please forward your resume.

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