accounts payable manager resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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  • APS (Accounts Payable Specialist), IOFM (Institute of Finance & Management)
Bachelor of Science: Business, Expected in 2012 to Wilmington University - Wilmington, DE
Professional Summary

Accomplished Accounts Payable Manager with 15 plus years of experience and success in providing effective leadership. Expertise in overseeing invoicing, vendor relations, payment processing and employee relations as well as creating and managing new accounts payable departments from ground up. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organizational brand.

Work History
Accounts Payable Manager, 03/2019 to Current
Carlisle Companies IncorporatedBlaine, MN,
  • Oversee the day-to-day functions of the Accounts Payable Department as well as leading, managing and developing all AP staff.
  • Create and maintain processes and procedures to support the Accounts Payable Department.
  • Identify and implement system and process improvements to support the department and streamline efforts.
  • Partner with finance team to complete month-end accruals and account reconciliations.
  • Oversee all monthly, quarterly and annual close activities related to Accounts Payable as well as all activities and deliverables for audit.
  • Develop reports for senior management to outline expenditures, vendor spend and forecasting.
  • Maintain and distribute departmental balanced score card information to highlight staff productivity and invoice processing.
  • Create and maintain approval matrix process.
  • Manage accurate and timely processing of vendor invoices and payments in high volume environment.
  • Check vendor payments, commissions and other accounting disbursements for accuracy and compliance.
  • Recruit, interview and hire employees.
  • Assist in leading implementation of new ERP systems within Finance Department.
  • Establish and check coding procedures, monitor reports and update internal files.
  • Positively interact with all partners, suppliers, employees and customers using exemplary communication and interpersonal talents.
  • Serve as the main Accounts Payable contact on escalated issues.
  • Support financial director with special projects and additional job duties.
  • Manage 1099 process.
  • Comply with established internal controls and policies.

Accounts Payable Supervisor, 08/2017 to 03/2019
Arthur J Gallagher & Co.Philadelphia, PA,
  • Directs and supervises activities of Accounts Payable associates to ensure adherence to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.
  • Responsible for daily monitoring of Accounts Payable activities such as audit and processing of invoices, credit memo entry, vendor statement reconciliation and vendor maintenance.
  • Spearheaded implementation and staff training of new Accounts Payable processing system.
  • Managed workflow of staff and continuously evaluate performance of Accounts Payable associates based on goals and objectives.
  • Provide employees with guidance in handling difficult or complex problems or in resolving escalated complaints or disputes.
  • Established and implemented new processes to continually improve effectiveness and efficiency of department and increase staff accountability.
  • Responsible for associate relation functions including hiring, terminating, performance management, development and training.
  • Implement corporate or departmental policies, procedures, and service standards in conjunction with management.
  • Ensure accurate maintenance and timely completion of daily, weekly and monthly reports.
  • Assist Accounts Payable Clerks with managing their daily activities.
  • Maintain department's score card information including staff productivity and total volume.
  • Generate and file 1099s for all Business Units.
Accounts Payable and Payroll Manager, 05/2016 to 08/2017
Maple Direct, IncCity, STATE,
  • Manage all activities in Accounts Payable including PO and Non-PO invoice processing.
  • Ensure timely payments of vendor invoices.
  • Review applicable accounting reports to ensure accuracy.
  • Assist Controller with cash planning; provide recommendations on weekly vendor cash disbursements.
  • Established workflow processes, monitored daily productivity and implemented modifications to improve overall performance of personnel.
  • Manage weekly disbursement of multi-state payroll for company.
  • Manage weekly disbursement of all temporary employee payroll.
  • Reconcile payroll prior to transmission and validate confirmed reports.
  • Balance payroll accounts by resolving payroll discrepancies.
  • Update payroll records by reviewing and approving changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, job titles, and transfers.
  • Investigated payroll variances and employee claims to resolve discrepancies and balance financial records.
  • Implement new time keeping system for company.
  • Assist in managing Billing Department.
  • Run weekly reports to gauge work load of billing department.
  • Responsible for allocation of all client invoices to proper GL accounts.
  • Assist in improving process efficiencies and implementing new policies and procedures.
  • Monitored and evaluated personnel performance to complete annual reviews, recommend advancement or address productivity concerns.
  • Responsible for staff hiring, goal setting and training assistance.
AP/AR Manager, 05/2005 to 05/2016
Security Resources, IncCity, STATE,
  • Manage activities and workload of all AP/AR Administrative staff.
  • Responsible for training, counseling, reviews/appraisals and terminations.
  • Provide daily interaction with vendors, clients and internal Operations Department.
  • Review employees work for accuracy and completeness, approve related work batches for posting.
  • Establish/revise policies and procedures for department, implement upon completion and approval.
  • Research and resolve client issues with respect to billing.
  • Oversee special projects related to department.
  • Conduct weekly staff meetings regarding status and progress of employees work.
  • Put into place any procedures for accounting staff.
  • Conduct weekly meetings with Corporate Controller regarding updates or issues within department.
  • Reconcile vendor statements and handle payment complaints or discrepancies.

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School Attended

  • Wilmington University

Job Titles Held:

  • Accounts Payable Manager
  • Accounts Payable Supervisor
  • Accounts Payable and Payroll Manager
  • AP/AR Manager


  • Bachelor of Science

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