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Senior Manager Accounts Payable

Company: Exela Technologies
Location: Irving
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary The position is responsible for being a member of the team that drives the strategic and tactical direction in Accounts Payable. This position includes supervision of Managers and reports to the global Treasurer. Responsible for analyzing and reporting the consolidated forecast and weekly AP budget across entities. Also responsible for performing various cash disbursement activities, bank reconciliations, audit inquiries, system administration and backup of other core treasury functions e.g. cash position and electronic payments, as assigned. The ideal candidate will become involved in global Accounts Payable planning and analysis, supporting executive level presentations and performing ad hoc projects and make payments more streamlined and processed in a timely manner. Essential Functions and Responsibilities The successful Manager in this role will leverage process improvement, metrics, technology, and automation, where possible, to increase efficiencies Spearhead an AP department that is exceptions based with a high-volume AP transactions per month Provide leadership and vision to the department by developing both short- and long-term business planning that aligns with Company goals Anticipate and respond to partners needs in a manner that provides added value and generates significant value Coordinate the submission and consolidation of business unit monthly cash flow forecasts, annual budget and interim short-term liquidity report Prioritize, strategize, and automate for efficiencies Partner with the local finance teams and shared services team to improve liquidity Assist in the preparation of various financial activities including data gathering, trending, modeling, planning and reporting as assigned Partner with SOX to ensure full compliance with internal, external, legal and regulatory standards and requirements Submit proposal for approval and payment plan for various vendors to executive management Ensure compliance with company policies and support both Internal and External audits Vendor administration and co-ordination Work with a strategic mindset to gain improved controls, efficiencies, and automation, where possible Manage and report on DPO including suggesting and implementing processes to improve DPO Create, track, report and mange on all Payables KPI's, including resolution of any pending/recurring issues Partner with Treasury department to monitor daily US liquidity and provide variance analysis for changes in cash balance versus weekly forecast and be able to explain the ---why--- behind trends Prepare consolidated cash flow forecast/budget package and presentation, which provides executive management insights into cash variances versus prior forecasts and periods Prepare metrics to monitor and measure the working capital and cash flow efficiency related to operational areas of focus Oversee all aspects of Accounts Payable Ensure appropriate internal controls are present and documented from end to end for Account Payable and Vendor Master Oversee and provide leadership, coaching, staff development and guidance to processing functions including working to implement metrics and improve efficiencies to support organizational growth Prepare analysis of cash needs to determine appropriate amount and timing of on-going debt repayment and/or potential dividends Assist with special projects as requested Key Skills Excellent organizational and analytical skills with high attention to detail required Strong leadership, communication (written and verbal) and influencing skills Training and development skills in the area of purchasing and accounts payable process Strong consultative, analytical, researching and problem solving skills Excellent interpersonal/communication and presentation skills Able to effectively work with cross functional teams and other functions across the company Ability to work independently Sense of urgency and ability to multi-task and committed to achieving deadlines Negotiation, influencing, vendor relations and motivating skills Demonstrated KPI Management experience Experience with Publically traded company Strong analytical, numerical and reasoning abilities with understanding of cash flow concepts Proven ability to work with global finance teams. Ability to communicate with Executive level management team Planning and organizational skills necessary to coordinate workload around complex, multiple assignments and competing priorities. Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure in a fast paced environment Persuasive communication skills necessary to collect essential information, answer questions, and direct callers to appropriate personnel in a professional and courteous manner Ability to identify and solve problems Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and PowerPoint Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related field Minimum of 5-10 years of accounts payables management experience in large, complex organizations Self-Driven, with strong expectations, accountability, and results orientation Detail oriented with strong organizational skills Excellent communication, collaboration skills Supervisory experience Computer proficiency with an emphasis on Excel Minimum of 5-10 years' experience with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook Currently or recently worked for a Publicly Traded Company Minimum of 5 plus years--- experience working with auditors and SOX compliance Extensive knowledge of the payable management process Physical Requirements Physical demands with activity or condition requiring a considerable amount of time include sitting and typing/keyboarding using a computer (i.e., keyboard, mouse, and monitor) or adding machine. Physical demands may include walking, carrying, reaching, standing, and stooping. May require occasional lifting/lowering, pushing, or pulling up to 25 lbs.

Keywords: Exela Technologies, Irving , Senior Manager Accounts Payable, Executive , Irving, Texas

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