Sr. Manager of Accounts Payable & Supplier Relations - SystemsAccountants

Applying for Sr. Manager of Accounts Payable & Supplier Relations

SystemsAccountants is helping a repeat client recruit a Sr. Manager of Supplier Relations and Accounts Payable, and the hybrid role comes with an excellent salary and benefits package.

This position will lead Accounts Payable (AP) operations, with a focus on improving Supplier Management, reporting & analysis, and day-to-day operations.

Typical responsibilities will include:

  • Lead and deliver outcomes in projects that continuously improve Accounts Payable. Projects include:
    • Vendor Management Pilot and subsequent implementation into day-to-day operations
      • Partner with Risk Management, Legal, Corporate Services team to launch a unified vendor program, connecting Venminder (Risk), Sirion Labs (Contracts), Supplier IO (Diversity), and Workday (AP) into one cohesive workflow
    • Implementation of Workday Purchase Order program
      • Partner with Corporate Services team to develop a new firm-wide program for Purchase Orders in collaboration with the Vendor Management pilot
    • Active management of AP Suppliers
    • AP’s role in Workday Financials Implementation
      • With the support and instruction from AP’s strategic lead, aid in pre-work necessary including process improvement and providing the business requirements for reporting/databases
      • Manage AP staff to contribute on time and effectively
    • Manage Accounts Payable team of 2 onshore and 8 offshore and day-to-day operations, including identification and implementation of improvements for the following:
      • Support of client’s controls
        • SOX Compliance
        • UAT Testing
        • IA Compliance
        • Controls Management
        • Documentation
      • Invoice & expense report processing
        • Drive improvements in volume and throughput
        • Execute the established internal customer service model
          • Build out a SME advisory team for all customers
        • Supplier Management
          • Analyze suppliers for dormancy and redundancy of services
          • 1099 issuance
        • Invoice payments & employee reimbursements
          • Monitor bank activity and integrations
          • Seek to improve processing time to payment with corporate liquidity in mind
        • Maintain reporting partnerships with
          • Vendor Management to provide supplier information
          • Travel around Travel & Entertainment policy adherence
        • Miscellaneous including
          • Buildout training materials for invoice coders and approvers
          • Manage unclaimed property payments


  • 7+ years Accounts Payable experience within the financial services industry, preferably in the investment management industry
  • Experience in Workday preferred
  • Experience with vendor management and onboarding tools
  • Experience with large sets of data
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio

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