Accounts Payable Manager

St. Louis, MO

70,000 - 85,000



Join our dynamic and rapidly growing client as the Accounts Payable Manager working closely with the Controller to lead a team of 3. This private equity-owned retailer is committed to delivering exceptional products and services to their customers. Their team is passionate about innovation and excellence, driving our success in a competitive market. They are looking for a strong Accounts Payable Manager with at least 3 years in a lead role leveraging systems to process a high volume of payments to join their finance team and play a crucial role in supporting the growth and financial health of their company.


This position reports to the Controller and supports a multi-unit business through daily accounts payable and internal control functions. The accounts payable manager is responsible for managing the company accounts payable process and function in a professional and knowledgeable manner, while maintaining complete confidentiality. This position directs and oversees the daily management of the accounts payable staff and processes associated with the payment of invoices, ensuring the accuracy of the entire process as it relates to vendor payment, processing of purchase orders, receiving invoices and payment of invoices, and communication with internal team members and vendors. This position ensures company policies and procedures are being adhered to as they pertain to accounts payable.


  • Manage day-to-day functions of a fast-paced accounts payable department including customer and vendor relationships, weekly payment processing (check, ACH and Credit Card Payments), expense reporting processes, and reporting as assigned.
  • Manage accounts payable functions related to the general ledger.
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state regulations governing payment to vendors including companies and consultants, including annual filing of form 1099-MISC.
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of information into the system and subsequent payments.
  • Analyze and resolve complex or difficult problems presented by subordinates or vendors.
  • Manage monthly closing of financial records and posting of month end information; ensure accuracy of financial statements.
  • Create and implement methods, or procedures to meet operational and scalability needs, while developing, improving and maintaining systems to ensure accuracy and efficiency of the accounts payable system.
  • Review accounts payable documents prepared by subordinates for accuracy, completeness, and conformance to policy.
  • Train and evaluate employees to enhance their performance, development, and work product.
  • Assist with Mergers and Acquisitions implementation and other projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field preferred.
  • Five or more years of accounts payable experience in a fast-paced, highvolume setting
  • Three to five years of leadership experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, regulations, and procedures as they relate to purchasing and accounts payable.
  • Experience working with generally accepted accounting principles and accounting software.
  • Must possess solid understanding of the procurement to payment cycle.
  • ERP Accounts Payable system experience, as well as 1099 filing experience.
  • Prior experience with Mergers and Acquisitions and project management and migration a plus.
  • Strong personal computer and business solutions software skills; proficiency with Excel is a must.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with accountants, clients, and upper management.
  • Good communication skills for communicating with support personnel and management.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good presentation skills for educating internal customers on accounting principles.
  • Good planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work.

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