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Accounts Payable Supervisor

Location: Seattle, WA
Since 2001 Hansell Tierney has been one of the premier staffing and recruiting companies in Seattle Washington. As a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), Hansell Tierney was created to serve and staff Northwest companies by doing things the right way, not just the easiest. We strive to do better by partnering with candidates, treating your experience as one of our own, providing our candidates with interesting local opportunities, and handling every relationship with the highest level of customer service possible. Our business is built on the deep understanding of the job market and the ability to over-deliver on our promises.

We are currently seeking an energetic, experienced Accounts Payable Supervisor to support our eCommerce client in Seattle, WA. The Accounts Payable Supervisor position will report to the Director of Accounts Payable and will work closely with members of the finance team and business to perform accounts payable functions for our client in accordance with GAAP, ensuring that the financial statements are complete and accurate. If you are a proven self-starter who problem solves on-the-fly, enjoys both the technical and process aspects of accounts payable, thrives on working cross-functionally in a rapidly changing environment, and loves kids and the retail industry, then keep reading!

Location: Seattle, WA
Duration: 3 month contract (possible extension or FTE conversion)

The Accounts Payable Supervisor will provide management and leadership within the Accounts Payable department and be a key member of the merchandise procure to pay cycle. This position will partner to create processes for managing the purchasing to disbursement cycle, including evaluation and implementation of best business practices. The Accounts Payable Supervisor will also provide excellent customer service and strive to maintain the best vendor experience possible.  A desire to deliver accurate and timely work product as well as identify areas of process improvement are central to the success of this role.
  • Manage the day-to-day accounts payable operations in the Seattle office, including team workload, daily tasks and consistency across divisions
  • Assist with hiring, supervising and training staff managing through mentorship, metrics, performance meetings and ongoing feedback
  • Supervise and ensure responsibilities of the accounts payable specialists are completed in a timely and accurate manner, while complying to company policies and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) controls
  • Accountability for timely payments to vendors, current aging status, and accuracy of financials
  • Gather, analyze and send metrics to management, providing recommendations as needed
  • Collaborate with Merchandise and Vendor Operations teams to ensure the best vendor experience possible
  • Answer team questions, resolve escalations, and escalate issues as needed
  • Resolve month end inquiries including cleaning up outstanding open liabilities
  • Lead in continuous process improvement, audit and SOX compliance testing
  • Develop new process and procedures
  • Ad hoc reporting and special projects, including testing
  • Foster high team morale
  • Minimum 5 years accounts payable or combination of experience and education equivalent
  • Minimum 2+ years of leading large teams required
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
  • eCommerce and retail industry knowledge preferred
  • Proficient knowledge of SAP preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel and Word software applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to motivate team to meet deadlines and targets in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to multi-task projects
  • Strong customer service mindset, resourceful and solutions driven, and self-confident
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Hansell Tierney 2955 80th Ave SE Suite 102 Mercer Island WA 98040 Office: 206-232-3080 Email: info@hanselltierney.com