Accounts Payable Manager

5 - 7 years experience  •  Food & Beverage

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/07/17
5 - 7 years experience
Food & Beverage
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/07/17

American Blue Ribbon Holdings is the eighth largest Full Service Restaurant holding company in the United States. Our brands include O'Charley's, Ninety Nine Restaurant + Pub, Village Inn, Bakers Square and Legendary Baking.

We are a young, fast-growing, and innovative diversified restaurant holding company. ABRH is winning competitive share battles and increasing profitability through focus on our Vision, Values, and Culture.

Based at our Nashville Home Office, you will be responsible for managing & motivating A/P staff, along with the creation and maintenance of a work environment that encourages participation of subordinates regarding process improvements and problem solving. You will also administer and participate in process modifications to achieve a state of continuous process improvements


Essential Duties:

  • Run, review and research A/P integrity report 
  • Review, approve & post A/P transactions keyed at home office level
  • Provide the required A/P reports and necessary data/information for management at the home office and operating company levels to assess the condition of outstanding balances; resolving escalated issues in a timely manner 
  • Communicate with Information Service Center associates who have responsibilities that involve A/P; establishing close connection with operations 
  • Ensure maintenance of the A/P records are in a satisfactory condition; provide accurate and complete information for audit follow-up
  • Review period close process for A/P
  • Implement, process, review and follow procedures consistent with Sox 404 narratives initiating changes and adjustments as appropriate
  • Continually review the efficiency and effectiveness of business policies and procedures within the A/P department 
  • Manage the A/P processing and mentoring staff
  • Assist with training within department
  • Assist vendors and stores with payment status information or other questions
  • Performs annual staff reviews in conjunction with A/P Supervisor 
  • Review, approve and post Automated Check register
  • Accrued Accounts Payable
  • Repair & maintenance monitoring & evaluation
  • Balance general ledger accounts assigned to the AP department
  • Run 1099’s at year end, balance and file with the IRS
  • Maintain relationship and run process with third party vendor for duplicate payments
  • Make sure all escheatable property is up to date and the data is available for tax filing
  • Void checks in accounting system as needed
  • Issue Stop Payments in electronic banking system



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting strongly preferred 
  • Accounts payable experience with 6 or more years’ supervisory experience.  
  • Strong knowledge of A/P procedures associated with a restaurant organization
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively plan, lead, and organize a department in a continuously changing environment
  • Detail oriented 
  • Strong management skills
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