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Accounts Payable Analyst

  • Location: Dallas, TX
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Ref No: 19-06021
  • Date: October 09, 2019
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Job Description - Accounts Payable Analyst

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE ANALYST

Dallas, TX

10 -11 Month Contract




ICS is hiring a talented Accounts Payable Analyst for our Client in the Downtown Dallas area! This role serves in leadership decision making and practical application experience to manage the SAP's Ariba Source to Pay software. Our ideal candidate will be primaily seld-directed, able to solve complex promlems, and have effective communication as you will work with the senior business leadership team regarding best practices from a business process and technology perspective.We are looking for an accountable and reliable Accounts Payable Analyst that can serve as an effective leader to support the team.



WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Responsible for establishing best practices for using the SAP Ariba Source to Pay solution in a shared service environment.
  • Handle regular issues independently and confer with Management on the most complex matters.
  • Interact and communicate frequently with internal and external customers, other FRBs and Audit. Decisions may impact work assigned to staff members in the area.
  • Perform a variety of tasks, routine processes and handles the most complicated duties requiring experience and judgment.
  • Use best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or services, solve complex problems and take a new perspective using existing solutions
  • Work independently, receive minimal guidance, and act as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
  • Work under general direction with a clear framework of accountability to use discretion in identifying and resolving moderately to complex problems and assignments.
  • Analyze invoice issues and/or travel expense reports and processes payments in accordance with Bank policies
  • Apply more advanced comprehensive accounts payable and accounting principles, practices and techniques to record, classify and analyze accounts payable data and transactions
  • Provide support for problem resolutions, including analysis, reporting, troubleshooting, root cause identification and corrective actions related to processes and serves as a resource to others
  • Interact and communicate with internal and external customers, other FRBs and Audit and maintain effective working relationship with Stakeholders
  • Research and evaluate processes to provide recommended improvements/standardization to improve the efficiency/effectiveness of accounts payable systems and policies
  • Participate in accounts payable projects, providing knowledge to develop and recommend accounting methods and procedures
  • Participate in specialized accounts payable projects and System workgroups, providing advanced knowledge to develop and recommend accounting methods and procedures
  • Maintain and reconcile accounts payable accounts and complex reports
  • Participate in the development, implementation and maintenance of systems, procedures and policies to ensure adherence to the FRS guidelines and policies
  • Responsible for the planning and development of training materials and PowerPoint presentations for various processes/tasks
  • Working Hours: Typically, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Occasional work during evening hours and on weekends may be necessary depending on workload and project schedules.



SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS YOU NEED:

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or other related field is required
  • Accounts Payable certification (Client) strongly desired
       
    • Six Sigma Certification a plus
         
      • Equivalent education and/or experience may be substituted
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  • 5+ years of professional experience in accounting and/or full-cycle accounts payable, preferably in a Shared Services or consolidated environment
  • 3+ years SAP Ariba Source to Pay experience with focus working on Source to Pay modules
  • Proficient in the use of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio and/or similar reporting tools
  • Has the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with staff and all levels of management
  • Ability to document and develop processes including flowcharting
  • Ability to speak clearly and write effectively at peer level
  • Acts as a team player, is cooperative and encourages collaboration
  • Takes the initiative to follow through on assignments or tasks
  • Pays strong attention to detail
  • Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Uses time effectively/efficiently, sets priorities with ability to multi-task
  • Accountable, responsible and meets deadlines
  • Openness to change, flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to handle stress, pressure and work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to assimilate and apply new information quickly
  • Ability to analyze moderately complex problems and assignments
  • Conceptual and practical expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines is and the factors that differentiate them in the market.
  • Leadership: Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small projects with manageable risks and resource requirements.
  • Problem Solving Skills: Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information.
  • Impact Ability: Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus.

 




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