|JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Accounts Payable Director, has responsibility for developing, deploying, managing, measuring, and engraining best practices throughout the organization related to specific aspects of the Accounts Payable processes, including, but not limited to: supplier enablement, invoice processing, reconciliations, credit card issuance, maintenance and audits, expense report processing, customer service support, error queue resolution, training, and government reporting.
Manages the operations of the Accounts Payable Department in addition to the people that support those operations. Major initiatives include payment optimization (SUA, ACHs), check outsourcing, credit card training and governance, advanced invoice processing via electronic and /or robotic processing capabilities and managing an effective and highly voluminous support center. Responsibility for the Accounts Payable team includes processing over $1B of annual payments equating nearly 700,000 invoices. In addition to this fiduciary responsibility, responsibility for the Manager of Business Operations includes IRS and Federal Grant compliance processing, audit and policy compliance.
Maintains a consistent, high quality, customer-focused orientation when conducting business and providing services to internal and external customers. Manages the preparation and filing of governmental documentation. Strategizes, recommends and implements changes in methods, processes and procedures as well as system improvements to improve the efficiency of the department and the Emory Enterprise. Provides leadership and management to the Accounts Payable Department while providing visible and effective leadership to the campuses. Establishes targets and key performance indicators to reflect improvements in operations. Formulates best practice policies for areas of responsibilities. Develops and administers procedures necessary to implement policies and provides overall direction to ensure the delivery and efficient and effective processes. Ensures compliance with University policies, procedures, internal controls and program providers to realize efficiency and financial benefits. Documents and updates all operational procedures and processes. Ensures productivity standards are maintained and service level agreements are met. Hires, supervises, evaluates, and trains staff. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree and three years of accounts payable, accounting, compliance or related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience in a lead or supervisory position strongly preferred.
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