Accounts Payable Manager

UCAN - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)4.1

Under the supervision of the Controller, the Accounts Payable Manager performs financial activity related to the month end close and a variety of other accounting work in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and consistent with established agency policy and procedures.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Supervise accounts payable function and related reporting, including 1099 preparation and disbursement.
  • Responsible for timely vendor payment and maintaining good business relationships with UCAN vendors.
  • Administer corporate card account, including card holder management, spend review, monthly analysis, receipt verification and journal entry preparation.
  • Responsible for construction draw process, including preparation of draw package, tracking lender approval, requesting, tracking and submission of waivers to title company
  • Responsible for tracking and submission of Title Holding Company compliance reporting
  • Develop, maintain and track vendor diversity (MBE/WBE) reporting and systems.
  • Maintain documentation of accounts payable processes and procedures.
  • Reconcile client saving accounts utilizing Plus system.
  • Ensures compliance of financial processes and procedures, internal controls, workflows applicable to Accounts Payable.
  • Enhance accounts payable operating efficiencies through research, recommendation and implementation of technology based payables solutions
  • Supports month and year-end financial close process through accounts payable analysis and accrual preparation
  • Cross-train on supervision of payroll function
  • Ability sufficient to function easily and effectively in a variety of program management and staff environments
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Forecaster and Great Plains Dynamics)
  • Ability to work effectively with outside auditors, operations and construction vendors
  • Knowledge of report writers and forecasting software (FRx, Crystal Reports)
  • Participates in both Budget and Annual Financial and OMB audits, including preparation of prepared by client schedules
Requirements:Education/Job Experience/Certification:
  • Bachelor degree required; preferrably in an Accounting or Finance related field.
  • Five (5) years’ experience managing an Accounts Payable Department
  • Non-Profit experience preferred
Special Knowledge and Qualifications:
  • Experience working with generally accepted accounting principles and accounting software
  • Ability to assist program staff develop expense budgets
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, Great Plaines, and FRX
  • Proven ability to analyze and interpret financial data
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with accountants, vendors and upper management
  • Good communication skills for communicating with support personnel and management
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work in a fast paced environment
  • Is open and respectful of cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients and is willing and competent to work with a diverse client population.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and a part of a high functioning team.
  • Car and valid Illinois driver’s license and insurance required.