Accounts Payable Specialist

UniFirst   •  

Wilmington, MA

Industry: Consumer Goods / Miscellaneous


5 - 7 years

Posted 393 days ago

Work with Financial Operations management to develop and provide the analytics and process development support required to re-engineer and implement process enhancements that drive improved financial control performance as well as A/P service delivery to internal customers and external vendors.  Resource will also serve as a participant in a project to select, design and implement an automated, end to end Procure to Pay (P2P) solution.

  • Develop and act as direct linkage to Procurement team in support of all current & future vendor relationships, including vendor file set up and management / adherence to business and financial control requirements
  • Drive and complete end to end accurate and timely W8 & W9 process management, including coordination and completion of annual 1099 reporting
  • Facilitate and manage process that drives duplicate payment mitigation, recovery and corrective action
  • Perform ongoing vendor status reviews, including management of active vs inactive status as well as timeframes and processes to cleanse or purge files
  • Drive and manage increase in automated payment methods (as compared to live checks), including developing and implementing reporting that outlines cost / benefit and / or ROI
  • Ensure payment term accuracy & manage payment term exceptions process
  • Implement reporting required in support of A/P specific metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • BachelorDegree in Accounting, AP, or P2P certification a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years of full cycle Accounts Payable experience, including experience with vendor file management and Procure to Pay (P2P) 
  • Proven ability to drive the development of AP related dashboard reporting, including KPI / Metrics and project statuses
  • Prior accounting related experience with AP related monthly fiscal close requirements
  • Excellent Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills, high level of system literacy (position has heavy level of interaction with IT organization)
  • Experience with SOX activities and controls, interfacing with Internal Audit and resolving process and control issues
  • Outstanding communication (verbal & written) & leadership skills 

UniFirst is a Forbes Magazine “Platinum 400 – Best Big Companies” organization that delivers on your career with:

  • Competitive salary & an industry-leading benefits package, including: Profit Sharing, Health & Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Disability, Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Tuition Reimbursement, 30% Employee Discount.
  • Top quality skills training designed to enhance performance and assist you with your career potential and advancement.


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