AmerisourceBergen Corporation Accounts Payable Manager in OAKVILLE, Canada

Title: Accounts Payable Manager Location: Canada-Ontario-Oakville Job Number: 00001GDZ

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under general direction of the Controller, the Accounts Payable Manager manages the day-to-day operations in the accounts payable division of the Accounting Team. The Accounts Payable Manager ensures acceptable levels of productivity and accuracy while maintaining positive supplier relations and protecting the accounts payable assets of the corporation. They also interact heavily with external and internal contacts such as Supply Chain Management, Treasury, divisional Inventory departments, Accounting and Suppliers.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manages the activities of the Accounts Payable associates, ensuring proper and consistent compliance with company approved policies and procedures. Manages the day-to-day efforts of the accounts payable team to ensure accurate review and resolution of disputed and/or unresolved A/P issues. Responsible for managing consistent practices with associate relations functions such as hiring, terminations, performance management, development and training. Manages workflow and continuously evaluates performance of Accounts Payable associates based on goals and objectives developed by the Controller; performs the appropriate level of counseling and coaching in order to maintain optimal performance standards and keep associates motivated and engaged. Provides regular feedback to the Controller and escalates issues when appropriate; provides feedback for opportunities to improve standard operating procedures. Responsible for creating and maintaining the Accounts Payable SOPs and Work Instructions as well as assisting in developing of SOX narratives and controls. Provides daily direction on supplier correspondence, facilitating all supplier relations issues that fall outside the scope of the normal process such as unusual requests, meetings, and difficult disputes. Supports and oversees audit requests related to the Accounts Payable activity. Responsible for the recruitment, testing and implementation of EDI/EFT supplier activity. Ensures accurate testing and implementation of system upgrades and enhancements. Ensures accurate data movement between A/P systems and files as well as inbound EDI transactions, interfaces and outbound file productions. Supports Treasury in cash management and projection requirements. Presents recommendations for improved and proposed processes. Performs other related duties as assigned. Qualifications: EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Four year bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field strongly preferred Requires at least five (5) years related and progressively responsible experience in A/P management Solid understanding of all aspects of Accounts Payable as well as A/P business processes and best practices Experience in Managing Co-pay payment process would be an asset Ability to resolve suppliers/customers issues quickly and creatively in order to improve customer satisfaction Ability to effectively work in an ever changing environment and meet tight dead-lines Ability to maintain confidentiality Strong staff development skills Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing Strong interpersonal and leadership skills Strong negotiating skills Strong organizational skills; attention to detail Strong mathematical and analytical skills Good presentation skills Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook Job: Finance Jobs