Mgr, Accounts Payable
Petco - San Antonio, TX

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Our vision at Petco is

Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World.

We’re making things better for pets, people and the planet through our Think Adoption First philosophy, the Petco Foundation and other important initiatives that focus on putting animals first, educating pet parents and reducing our carbon footprint. The journey starts with knowledgeable, passionately engaged associates who are proud to recommend Petco as a place to work, who believe in our Vision and who are committed to delivering a superior customer experience.

From our retail stores and our network of Distribution Centers to our Corporate offices, you'll work with others who share your values and commitment. We seek individuals who are passionate about animal welfare, have great people skills and are driven to grow and advance in their careers with us. Our ongoing growth is creating exceptional opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment throughout our organization.

Position Purpose:
Manage the accounts payable dispute resolution and accounting process. Work with vendors and internal departments to ensure that payment disputes are resolved and invoices are authorized, processed and posted to the general ledger properly and timely. Minimize or eliminate lost terms’ discounts by effectively communicating with vendors, corporate support staff regarding invoice payment. Design, develop, analyze and test various financial systems and reports that focus on assisting management in understanding merchandise and expense payable liabilities. Ensure that all Sarbanes-Oxley and financial audit requirements are satisfied. Minimize and or eliminate operational risks to the business at all times. Function as a member of the core finance management team, assisting senior financial management with strategic/operational planning initiatives to support future business growth. Manage the operational direction from a procedural perspective. Develop and recommend new procedures, processes and policies for the accounts payable function. Serve as the Merchandise Payable accounting knowledge source for the organization.

Essential Job Functions:
The incumbent must be able to perform all of the following duties and responsibilities

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ith or without a reasonable accommodation.

Interact professionally and effectively through verbal and written communication with all professional contacts with emphasis on company interests

Efficiently create complex documents and/or reports using spreadsheet software

Independently prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks within established timeframes

Effectively accomplish assigned duties/tasks through work of subordinates

Supervisory Responsibility:
Directly supervises Accounts Payable Supervisor(s) including interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, assignment delegation and follow through, performance evaluation and disciplinary action and termination when necessary. Indirectly supervises Coordinator(s), Processor(s) and other Accounts Payable staff and temporary employees.

Work Environment:
The majority of job duties are performed while seated indoors with little or no exposure to hazards.

Qualifications

Education/Experience:
The minimum educational background is a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. In addition, a qualified applicant will have a minimum of 7 years of accounting experience, preferably in accounts payable, including a minimum of 3 year supervisory or management experience in a large scale, high volume accounting department.

In addition, a qualified applicant will have a minimum three years of "hands on" experience with a computerized Accounts Payable and General Ledger system in a high-volume environment. Qualified candidates must have strong experience in developing and implementing work process improvements including processes, procedures and policies. Must have well demonstrated successful experience in leading month and year end accounts payable closing.

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