Accounts Payable Analyst
BHHC - San Francisco, CA

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BASIC FUNCTION:
The Accounts Payable Analyst will be responsible for a wide range of administrative and analysis functions for Finance Dept on all of the Company disbursements. Work involves detailed duties in analyzing expenses by line item. Work is performed under the supervision of the Assistant Controller and requires the use of independent judgment, initiative and able to provide recommendations. The position will require strong analytical ability in developing expense operating budgets, preparing variance analysis, and data mining company expenditures to identify cost saving opportunities.
You will handle a variety of situations and be responsible for confidential and time sensitive materials. You will solve problems and make decisions within general parameters. Your experience and mature judgment will be essential in planning and accomplishing goals as will your ability to multitask and prioritize with minimal supervision.
LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:
May direct and lead the work of others, requiring the ability to guide others and provide direction. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks with limited supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Must demonstrate strong communication skills and the ability to effectively train others.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepare and analyze special and recurring reports by gathering data from various sources and compile the data into meaningful management information;
•Assist and coordinate with other AP team-members to ensure policies and procedures are followed and provide recommendation within guidelines;
•Assist in monthly, quarterly and yearly accounts payable functions such as balancing producers commissions, preparing 1099, maintaining payee W9 and banking information, etc;
•Initiate projects to maintain/revise and improve workflows related to reconciliation and processing of accounts payable;
•Assist in data gathering at request from Management and Accountants of BHHC
•Assist in managing States’ Unclaimed Property Report and Remittance;
•Assist in reconciling balance sheet’s accounts;
•Assist Procurement with expense analyst for the business. Prepare actual versus expected variance analysis; identify cost savings opportunities and areas the Company can leverage its group buying power to obtain better terms in negotiating with vendors.
•Prepare spreadsheets and maintain databases to track certain disbursement;
•Performs related work as required.
QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four year college or university. Minimum of two (2) years working in a general accounts payable is preferred.
•LANGUAGE ABILITY: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
•MATH ABILITY: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.
•REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Knowledge of purchasing methods and procedures and methods of analyzing supplies and materials.
•TECHNICAL SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have knowledge of office operations, workflow analysis, and current technologies in telecommunications, data entry and file management. Knowledge of a variety of office, technical, and maintenance supplies and materials, the best sources, and appropriate prices for the procurement of such goods.
•COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft word processing software; Microsoft spreadsheet software; and be proficient on applicable databases, systems and vendor software programs.
COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS PACKAGE:
Health
•Dental
•Vision
•Life
•Disability and AD&D
•Retirement & Savings Plan with 100% employer match up to 5% of salary
•Education Assistance Reimbursement
•Paid Vacation and Holidays
ABOUT US:
The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC) is a group of six insurance companies that are part of the Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Our Workers Compensation Division provides premier workers compensation insurance coverage to employers across the country, with offices in San Francisco, San Diego, Pasadena, Omaha, St. Louis, Atlanta, and Dallas.
As a member of the Berkshire Hathaway insurance group, BHHC has earned an enviable record of success in the insurance industry that is supported by an A++ A.M. Best rating, the highest rating they award insurance carriers. Our corporate size enables our organization to react swiftly and effectively to opportunities in the insurance marketplace. At the same time, our financial strength provides our agents and insureds the security rarely available in a regional specialty carrier.
We value each individual and recognize that attracting and retaining high quality talent is essential to the success of our company. Our structure minimizes bureaucracy and creates an environment that encourages our employees to see the direct effects of their hard work throughout the company. Each division provides hands on training and maintains a small company feel, creating an atmosphere in which 'team players' thrive.

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