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Accounts Payable Lead

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 assisting our client, a Seattle-based e-retailer, in a search for an enthusiastic Accounts Payable Lead! As a member of the finance team, you will work closely with all members of the finance team and cross functional divisions to ensure successful relationships and timely payment to vendors. This position requires an understanding of the travel and expense processing. This person will play a key role in the overall process to pay cycle. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who desires to continuously improve processes and adopt technology, which is central to the planned evolution of this role.

Position: Accounts Payable Lead
Location: Seattle, WA
Duration: 3-month contract (potential to extend or convert)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Process vendor payables timely ensuring compliance with company controls and policies
  • Daily administration of T&E expense reporting system and the corporate card programs
  • Audit and process the posting of expenses and monthly card statements to ensure all transactions are recorded timely and accurately and comply with company policies and procedures
  • Follow up with card holders and approvers to ensure timely expense submissions
  • Understand all electronic payment methods and communication with vendors and internal customers
  • Efficiently process payable transactions in a high volume environment and achieving specified performance results
  • Create weekly payment batches
  • Maintain current status for set aging and workload while accurately coding transactions in financial system
  • Research and answer payment related questions and disputes in a professional and timely manner
  • Collaborate with cross functional divisions to provide an excellent vendor experience
  • Reconcile vendor statements
  • Maintain, identify and recommend opportunities for efficiencies and continuous process improvement projects
  • Plan and coordinate the implementation of ongoing improvement
  • Assist in month-end reporting relation to compliance and audit inquiries
  • Ad hoc reporting and special projects as needed to support Leadership
  • Assist Supervisor in collecting data for metrics reporting and preparations for the payment run
  • Assist with the documentation of Standard Operating process and procedures for the AP Department
  • Proactively identify improvements, enhancements and system customizations to meet business requirements
  • Support weekly, monthly, and quarterly reporting
  • Audit and approve peer postings and payments 
Necessary Skills & Qualifications
  • 2+ years of experience in Accounts Payable or Finance
  • SAP experience required
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field preferred (not required)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word software applications
  • Experience with travel and expense policies
  • Comprehensive understanding of the expenditure cycle
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy
  • Collaborative and customer-service work style with positive attitude and determination
  • Ability to meet deadlines and daily targets
  • Great organizational skills with ability to multi-task and handle stress in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • Self supervising and able to engage with other teams proactively
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles, regulatory standards and compliance requirements, a plus
  • E-Commerce and retail industry knowledge preferred, willingness to learn required
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Hansell Tierney 2955 80th Ave SE Suite 102 Mercer Island WA 98040 Office: 206-232-3080 Email: info@hanselltierney.com