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Lead A/P Specialist

Job Description REPORTS TO: This position will report directly to a Supervisor or the Accounts Payable Manager. RESPONSIBILITIES: The position is responsible for a specific area of specialty within the Accounts Payable department.  The lead may supervise 1-2 specialists within that area providing leadership and guidance for the specialist.  The Lead will train specialists and direct daily workload in their particular area of expertise.  The position will also work closely with the AP Manager participating in the evaluation and development of the staff.  The position is required to insure that internal controls and procedures are followed to protect the assets of the client and the company. the supervision of the Accounts Payable Specialist staff including the hiring, training, and assigning and directing the work flow of the staff.  The position is also responsible for planning, organizing and control of process flow and payment of obligations and adherence to AP policies and procedures.  In addition, the Accounts Payable Supervisor gathers and reports on the department's processing metrics including determining relevant statistical data to measure.  The Supervisor is required to insure that internal controls and procedures are followed to protect the assets of the client and determine new controls or procedures that address the needs and changes of the company.  This position requires regular communication to internal and external customers, proposals to management for process improvement solutions, ad-hocreport development for special projects and oversees other specific areas of responsibility as defined by the Accounts Payable Manager. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or Advanced education with some accounting coursework or equivalent. Experience in an electronic accounts payable processing environment. Experience in a multi-location company preferred but not required. Experience with PeopleSoft Required Qualifications: 25+ years experience of accounts payable processing experience with demonstrated expertise in a particular specialty such as Vendor Setup, Purchasing Card, Invoice Processing or Payment Processing. Proven track record and demonstrated leadership ability with JLL. . 2+ years of supervisory experience. Experience with the set up and maintenance of the vendor master file. Experience Leading and developing people. Knowledge of Excel, Access, and Word. PERFORMANCE SKILLS: Strong communication skills both verbal and written. The ability to multi-task and willingness to learn new skills. Advanced Excel spreadsheet capabilities. Proficiency with Access data base development. Team oriented person who can focus on the details. Detail oriented. The ability to deal effectively in a high volume fast paced environment. POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS: This position has the opportunity to be promoted to an Accounts Payable Manager Supervisor or another supervisory or managerial role within the Finance and Accounting Department as well as the possibility of a Staff Accounting Position within Client Accounting.  LOCATION: The position is located in Westmont, IL.  The amount of travel is expected to be less than 5%.
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
15+ years

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