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compensation: 10% Associate Discount, 401(k)
employment type: full-time

Manager, Accounts Payable & Rebates


We are searching for an experienced Manager, Accounts Payable & Rebates at our Store Support Center located at 600 Citadel Drive Commerce, California, 90040.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The Manager, AP & Rebates reports to the the Vice President, Accounting and will be responsible for managing the Accounts Payable expense and Rebate accounting departments, ensuring that all expense invoices and rebates are recorded pursuant to company policies and procedures. Primary responsibilities include monitoring rebate and expense accounts, performing analysis as needed, proactively identifying potential issues, and pursuing resolution, managing quarterly and year-end audit requests from internal and external auditors and exploring process improvements for controlling, processing, and accruing company-wide expenses and rebates.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned or required.

  • Supervises the day-to-day activity of the corporate expense payable clerks (responsible for processing all capital and expense payments) and rebates clerks, to ensure that all deductions and vendor billings are completed in an accurate and timely manner within policy
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining the balancing, processing and control of the Accounts Payable and Rebate systems
  • Performs rebate income analysis and provides reporting to Sales & Merchandise team and others as needed
  • Works with Sales & Merchandising teams to ensure all rebates are accounted for and revenue is recognized timely and accurately
  • Performs rebate aging analysis and reviews collection efforts to minimize potential write-offs
  • Analyzes cost center and account expense variances and interacts with vendors and all levels of management regarding all expense processing
  • Responsible for reviewing corporate expenses to identify capital expenses and works with Fixed Assets team to correct coding as necessary
  • Manages and reviews all rebate and expense accruals and amortizations and related balance sheet reconciliations
  • Prepares and reviews journal entries to ensure accurate and timely completion of the close process
  • Oversees the processing and related accounting for the Company?s Business Cards and expense reimbursement programs
  • Reviews and approves all new vendor set-up and maintenance in the accounts payable system
  • Oversees daily physical printing of check payments to vendors
  • Responsible for accurate and timely issuance of vendor form 1099?s and related reporting to IRS
  • Liaises with the Tax team to process escheatment payments on a regular basis
  • Reviews daily rebate system balancing and works closely with IT to identify and resolves any interfacing or system issues
  • Reviews and prepares periodic, quarterly, and year-end audit requests from internal and external auditors and supports the Company?s SOX efforts
  • Develops metrics to measure and monitor the performance of the Accounts Payable and Rebates processes
  • Performs other special analysis and reporting as needed or requested utilizing the various systems used to manage the accounting processes
  • Ensures that the department is adequately staffed, trained and operating efficiently, effectively and in compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Continuously evaluates processes and implements changes and improves the efficiency and accuracy of the department

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly supervises exempt and non-exempt associates in the accounts payable and rebates departments
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies, procedures and applicable laws
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining associates; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Required Qualifications:EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college/university and at least three years related experience in a high-volume Accounts Payable and/or Accounts Receivable environment with prior managerial/supervisory responsibility
  • Minimum of five years of accounting experience
  • CPA license required (inactive status acceptable)
  • At least two years of public accounting experience is preferred
  • Strong understanding of U.S. GAAP required
  • Prior experience in balancing and reconciliation of accounts and regular accounting close experience required
  • Experience with vendor rebate accounting in the retail industry preferred
  • Strong analytical, accounting, and communication skills desired
  • Retail Management Certificate is desirable

Candidates must possess the following skills:

  • Personal computer skills including the MS Office programs; Excel, PowerPoint and Word and the ability to apply these skills to essential duties and responsibilities is required
  • Prior experience working with financial systems including Lawson, SAP, MHC, TM1 and BPC preferred
  • Must have excellent PC skills particularly in presentation packages and spreadsheet skills including graphing and analysis

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

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