Manager of Vendor Accounts
Expedia, Inc. - Bellevue, WA

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Manager of Vendor Accounts

Job ID #: 23585
Company : Expedia, Inc.
Location : USA - WA - Bellevue
Functional Area : Finance
Employment Type : Full-Time Regular
Education Required : Bachelor of Science
Experience Required : 3-5 Years
Relocation Provided : To be determined
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Position Description

Position Description:

The Manager of Vendor Accounts is a Procurement Professional who provides oversight to vendor accounts, including invoice, project and SOW management. The Manager of Vendor Accounts will also support the administration of Telecomunication Expense Management and professional services vendors from procurement to payment. Successful candidates will be able to thrive in a fast-moving environment with a complex global structure and enjoy project diversity. This individual will also be responsible for converting the professional services invoices to a purchase order (PO) program of their design. This program will automate accruals, provide proactive management of PO volumes, and provide up-to-date reporting.

Responsibilities :

Work with the Sourcing Vendor Account Manager for all Telecomunication Expense Managment and Professional Service providers in regard to invoice management for SOW and MSA

Work directly with FP&A and other related finance groups including, Tax, Sourcing, Accounts Payable and Vendor Receivables to resolve issues and manage the accounts

Review, audit, analyze, and resolve any disputes on vendor invoices and payment

Report on all account activity in views appropriate for consumption by the business, finance, and sourcing

Manage accrual reporting

Validate monthly invoices against SOWs and MSAs (number of resources/hours/milestones billed, contract terms, coding, etc), sending resulting invoice files to AP for processing

Manage vendor database, including supervision of data entry, consolidation with existing reporting views, and any enhancements required

Manage ad-hoc reporting requests

Develop effective reporting structures and schedules to provide customers with actionable reporting and guidance

Qualifications :

Good Analytical, financial, vendor management, and excellent communication skills

Practical experience working in a multi-national company strongly preferred

Accounting and/or Procurement background preferred

A second language is a plus (English required)

The candidate must be able to work effectively with outside vendors, internal legal and finance teams, multiple global lines of business, as well as Expedia affiliate companies

Work Experience and Education Guidelines :

Qualifications should include a minimum of 3 plus years experience vendor management, Product and/or Service fulfillment, with the ability to work in a fast-paced, high-tech environment as well as proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

Working knowledge of PeopleSoft, Oracle, and/or other ERPs required

Hyperion experience a plus

BS in business management, financial management, or other related field required

Excellent communication and inter-personal skills are required

The ability to manage multiple projects and maintain confidentiality is also a requirement of this position

Candidate must be able to work well under pressure and within short time constraints

About Expedia:

Our mission is to revolutionize travel through the power of technology.

Collectively, the Expedia, Inc. brands cover virtually every aspect of researching, planning, and booking travel, from choosing the best airplane seat, to reading personal travel reviews of hotels, to planning what to do in a destination once you arrive. The Expedia, Inc. portfolio serves both leisure and business travelers with tastes and budgets ranging from modest to luxury. Expedia delivers consumer travel demand from nearly every continent to nearly 149,000 hotels and hundreds of airlines, tour operators, car rental companies and destination services supply partners. Please visit http://bit.ly/expediabrands to learn more about our travel brands.

This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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