At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators, and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve the world’s most challenging problems, like designing a more resilient, inclusive, and equitable future for our communities and cities.
Our people-centered, “People First” culture and “One Firm-Firm” motto promotes integrated teams that unite to shape the future of cities. Gensler’s vision is to “Create a Better World through the Power of Design,” and we do that by our deep commitment to our clients and by fostering a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive environment that enables our people to create impactful solutions together.
The Accounts Payable Manager is a key member of the global finance team and main point of contact for both external and internal stakeholders. The ideal team member must demonstrate a high degree of customer service orientation to meet the needs of internal customers and business partners. This role will be responsible for the overall quality of service delivery from the Hub Accounts Payable team to the organization. This role will require a transformational leader with a focus on the user experience, continuous process improvement and optimization of current systems. The position will be based out of our lovely Los Angeles office.
What You Will Do
Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement and innovation that values learning and a commitment to quality.
Accountable for the overall operational success of the Accounts Payable team.
Lead several team members in multiple locations. This includes training, personal, and professional development.
Oversee and optimize processing of transactions on Coupa and Deltek Vision platforms
Manage the Accounts Payable function to ensure the team is operating efficiently and vendors, team member related expenses are paid timely and accurately.
Understand each business segment to ensure existing policies and procedures are managed correctly and best practices are employed.
Review and approve Hub invoices, P-Card transactions, and team member expense reports in Coupa.
Coordinate with Finance Vendor Management, Procurement and Treasury & Cash Operations and regional AP teams to gain departmental efficiencies.
Ensure accurate 1099 reporting.
Support the Treasury, Tax, Legal, Procurement and Financial Planning & Analysis teams on a regular basis.
Participate and/or lead project work as needed to support and develop our business processes.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field.
5-7 years of management experience of accounts payable.
Proven ability to work successfully and lead change within a global organization with strong analytic and big picture capabilities in problem solving.
Managed or lead an AP system implementation, Vision and Coupa preferred.
Demonstrated ability to solve problems, lead, challenge and positively influence teams, including coaching, development, and performance management in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
Knowledge working with international accounting, internal controls, financial systems, and processes.
Direct experience with annual audits.
Superior communication skills (written and verbal) including a proven ability to engage with senior leadership.
Must be able to lead, manage, and motivate a diverse team across multiple locations.
Must possess strong analytical, problem-solving and change management skills; business acumen; leadership skills; oral and written communication skills; and excellent interpersonal skills.
Commitment to delivering quality results and overcoming obstacles and challenges in a time sensitive environment.
Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment.
**The base salary will be estimated between $91k-125k plus bonuses and benefits and contingent on relevant experience.
Life at Gensler
Gensler is committed to
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
. Through our Five Strategies to Fight Racism, we continue to create a just and equitable future for our colleagues and our communities with our clients. We are a solid voice for social change as we impact people’s lives and fight racism. At Gensler, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace environment.
At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.
We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities. Our annual base salary range has been established based on local markets.
As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.