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Director of Accounts Payable/Expense Management

Buena Park, CA 90620

Posted: 01/04/2023 Job Titles: ACCT OPS - Accounts Payable Manager Job Number: 4602 Pay Rate: 150,000

Job Description

Senior Manager/Director of Accounts Payable/Expense Management - North Orange County - $100-150k plus competitive bonus

We have been retained by a fast growing, highly respected Asian specialty retailer ($1 billion + in revenue) in their search for their Director of Accounts Payable/Expense Management.  The organization is well capitalized, highly profitable, and growing rapidly.  The executive management team is dynamic and looking for a talented individual to help take the company to the next level.

This position is a brand new position and will be responsible for managing a large team, leveraging software and systems to help automate the expense management process, and implement department performance metrics and KPIs.

The Director of Accounts Payable Operations/Expense Managememt is responsible for overseeing the financial, operational and system tasks of the Accounts Payable/Expense team to ensure that all department priorities are met.

The Director of Accounts Payable Operations/Expense Management will be charged with standardizing processes as well as continuous improvement in the leveraging of software and the automation of accounts payable.

Specific duties:
  • Lead a team of up to 30, including 5 direct reports. Responsible for direct reports’ performance and development reviews, drive cultural and engagement initiatives and positive leadership across the team
  • Identify and implement a robust P2P payment process – project management through execution
  • Identify, promote, and support process optimization, standardization, and improvement to deliver cost-savings and efficiencies across the organization
  • Review existing processes, structures, and systems with a focus on simplifying, standardizing, and automating them
  • Drive best practices of AP processes and software usage to increase efficiency
  • Establish expense workflow optimization and ensure the timely and accurate payment to vendors
  • Responsible for creating and achieving Group KPIs and drive activities and process improvements
  • Responsible for monitoring and resolving AP aging and invoice backlog
  • Vendor statement and payment reconciliations
  • Month end expense review and accrual
  • Employee payment reconciliation and reimbursement
  • Track the expense waste and support on the expense saving projects
  • Ongoing training and development of supervisors and staff
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance or Equivalent highly preferred
  • 10-15 years of relevant experience managing accounts payable processes and systems
  • Minimum of five years in leadership role managing large teams
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage systems and software to automate processes
  • Strong workflow and project management experience
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills – commitment to strong customer service to all stakeholders
  • Proficient in Excel, SAP experience a huge plus
  • Bilingual in Mandarin highly preferred

Meet Your Recruiter

Jennifer Hannigan, CPA
Founder & CEO

Jennifer founded Alliance Resource Group in 2003 after four years as a consistent top five performer for a prominent national staffing agency. Jennifer’s vision was to take the best of both contingent and retained search firms and merge them into a single platform. ARG represents this vision with the high touch, highly consultative approach of the retained industry coupled with the sense of urgency and extensive and broad network of a contingent firm. Born and raised in San Diego, her claim to fame was winning the Metric Marathon in 5th grade. She wandered North and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. A Certified Public Accountant and Deloitte Alum, Jennifer has found her true professional calling running a world class staffing firm.

With boundless energy, this mother of triplets plus two successfully handles the demands of running a business and raising five children. If Jennifer had any spare time, she would enjoy scrapbooking, cooking, wine tasting, Lyle Lovett concerts and travel. Jennifer is a huge Star Wars fan; so much so that she embraced her inner geek with Star Wars Pop Art for the corporate office.

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