• Accounts Payable Analyst

    Job Locations US-TX-Lewisville
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/5/2019 12:22 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Finance / Accounting - Analysts
    Position Type
  • Overview

    The Accounts Payable Analyst works independently and acts as a subject matter expert and resource to A/P and other staff.  Assists departments with meeting transaction processing objectives and drives process improvements and other initiatives, as required.  Supports training and ongoing development of outsourced A/P staff as requested.  Performs all department functions with little or no supervision.  Under the overall direction of the A/P Manager, is responsible for researching data, performing analysis, presenting results, and making recommendations in response to various A/P issues, resulting in timely payment to vendors and employees.



    Essential Duties and Responsibilities


    • Delivers a high level of service while engaging with all internal and external customers
    • Builds and maintains strong and effective working relationships both internally and externally
    • Collaborates with employees, vendors and the Treasury department, serving as a subject matter expert on procure to pay processes and project activities to facilitate company goal attainment
    • Works with manager to identify process improvement opportunities and proactively makes recommendations for capitalizing on savings opportunities and cash management
    • Ensures that accurate and timely financial results are reported in conformity with company policy and the needs of operating management
    • Develops, maintains, and performs disbursement system analytics and reporting as needed to assist in research and problem solving
    • Participates in special projects and manages assigned project plans and schedules
    • Provides feedback as requested for outsourced AP staff
    • Accountable for managing individual workload and informing manager of workload issues to ensure timely and accurate completion according to department standards and/or commitments to customers
    • Responsible for contributing to department productivity, quality, service level, and process improvement opportunities
    • Assists with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures
    • Works closely with auditors and/or the control and compliance to provide data
    • Assists with the enforcement of day-to-day policies and procedures within the accounts payable department
    • Coordinates with technology partners to resolve system issues
    • Administers corporate cards and EPayment programs
    • Prints and distributes checks
    • Other duties as assigned.



    Core Competencies


    • Organize, prioritize, and plan effectively while using a high degree of service delivery and accuracy in data entry and financial information reporting.
    • Accountable and reliable
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
    • Excellent and effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Effective time management and ability to meet deadlines with moderate supervision
    • Strong analytical, problem solving, research and resolution skills
    • Uses good judgment and decision-making skills with regards to business decisions
    • Works well under pressure, meeting deadlines and managing multiple tasks
    • Results oriented; tracks productivity, accuracy and quality metrics for the department
    • Adapts well to changing environment and priorities
    • Demonstrates initiative and is a self-starter; is productive when working independently
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, customer focused and effective in a team environment
    • Monitors tasks and information, including experience with tracking productivity, accuracy, and quality metrics.
    • Demonstrates the ability to improve performance in current role and to prepare for future roles.
    • Demonstrated commitment to team goals and ability to lead processes and projects
    • Interacts well with all levels of management; strong customer service skills



    Education and Experience Requirements


    • Knowledge of accounting and accounts payables principles and practices required
    • Experience with and understanding of interpreting financial data required
    • Proficiency and demonstrated experience with ERP systems used for processing of transactions (i.e., Oracle Cloud, PeopleSoft) required
    • Intermediate Word and Excel Skills Required
    • Experience in a customer driven environment
    • 5+ years Accounts Payable experience required
    • High school diploma required. Degree in accounting, finance or business field preferred
    • A/P certification preferred


    Work Relationships

    • Works under the direction of Sr Manager, Financial Operations, and Analysis.
    • This position works in a team-oriented environment working with both internal clients (Tribune Publishing employees) and external vendors.
    • No direct supervisory responsibilities; monitors internal and outsourced employee work processes

    Physical Demands


    • Able to sit and work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time
    • Able to perform general office administrative activities: copying, filing, using the telephone and a calculator
    • Will regularly speak and hear
    • Will handle paper files and check stock requiring the ability to lift approximately 20-30 lbs.


    Reasoning Ability and Mental Work Demands


    • Ability to analyze, define and solve problems including collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions.
    • Ability to read and interpret reports and data.
    • Regular and on time attendance
    • Hours may exceed 40 hours per week
    • Some travel by conventional means including aircraft, motor vehicle and the like within the region and to other locations as required.



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