Senior Accounts Payable Analyst

Job Locations US-TX-Lewisville
Posted Date 3 months ago(1/23/2020 4:03 PM)
Requisition ID
Finance / Accounting - Analysts
Position Type


The Senior Accounts Payable Analyst is responsible for performing all AP department functions, including researching data, performing analysis, presenting results, and making recommendations in response to various AP issues. Additionally, this role provides business and financial analysis to drive efficiencies in the procure-to-pay and vendor management procedures, resulting in timely payment to vendors and employees. Through effective use of data-mining and analytical tools, the Senior AP Analyst creates reports and reconciliation analysis to ensure that proper payments are made to vendors and to provide expenditure and cost analysis to both local and corporate stakeholders. The role is also responsible for the development and ongoing improvement of centralized AP processes and for providing efficient and responsive services to Tribune’s employees, strategic sourcing, and key vendor relationships. The Senior AP Analyst serves as the subject matter expert (SME) on cloud-based computer systems to assist in the review and implementation of processes, procedures, and system improvement initiatives. This is a highly collaborative role that oversees the AP helpdesk, supports the training and ongoing development of AP staff, and provides analysis and information to both internal and external partners.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Responsible for end-to-end AP process and accountable to both internal and external customers, ensuring timely and accurate payments to vendors and employees
  • Collaborates with employees, vendors, and the Treasury department, serving as a subject matter expert on procure-to-pay processes, banking, and other daily AP activities
  • Manages the AP helpdesk work-flow and provides feedback as requested by outsourced AP staff
  • Performs business and financial analysis 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
  • Manages the tracking of productivity, accuracy, and quality metrics for the department
  • Identifies QA and improvement opportunities and coordinates with technology partners to resolve system issues
  • Participates in special projects and manages assigned project plans and schedules
  • 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
  • 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
  • Provides expenditure analysis of T&E Cards and EPayment programs
  • 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


  • Advanced 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 Advanced Excel Skills Required
  • Experience in a customer driven environment
  • 5+ years of Financial Analysis or Accounts Payable experience required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or business field required
  • Prior leadership experience in a Shared Services environment and Oracle Cloud experience are desired.
  • A/P certification preferred



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