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Accounts Payable/Receivables Specialst

Eden Prairie, MN

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Role Summary

This employee-owner is responsible for administering the accounts payable process for Plymold. This includes recording and payment of invoices, operation of the Vantage Accounts Payable System and vendor relations as needed. Other duties include but are not limited to payment forecasting and tracking, critical results tracking, supporting the accounts receivable process as needed, and special projects.

Essential Duties + Responsibilities

  • Timely and accurate processing of Accounts Payable activity.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures for all Supplier invoices to be received at corporate locations, with coordinating terms to balance corporate cash objectives and supplier needs..
  • Works with purchasing teams to establish and maintain Supplier payment terms and current insurance certificates in Vantage; generates vendor disbursements and processes checks for appropriate mailing and filing.
  • Reviews, prepares, and processes accounts payable invoice data into the Vantage system in a timely and accurate manner; maintains complete and accurate account payable records.
  • Maintains payment schedules for recurring payments and processes payments.
  • Handles questions regarding accounts payable from vendors, internal customers and others; investigates and resolves vendor payment issues in a timely manner.
  • Handles questions regarding accounts payable from vendors, internal customers and others; investigates and resolves vendor payment issues in a timely manner.
  • Files and maintains paid accounts payable invoices.
  • As necessary, may assist in A/R collections and invoicing, period-end close, and other accounting projects.
  • Performs accurate, timely accounting activities in support of corporate and business unit objectives including payment forecasting, critical results tracking, and special projects.
  • Provides assistance to others in the department and seeks out cross-training opportunities.
  • Contributes to the overall Company productivity.
  • Must be able to provide appropriate security for confidential vendor and customer data.
  • Work Environment

    The work environment for this position is primarily in an office setting. As Plymold is a manufacturer of furniture, the incumbent could be exposed to dust, various temperatures, fumes, and loud noise in the manufacturing setting. Due to potential need for the incumbent to spend time on the manufacturing floor, the incumbent must be able to tolerate some exposure to these workplace characteristics. The incumbent must also follow company safety procedures, including wearing required personal protective equipment while on the production floor.

    Physical Demands

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Required demands include:

    • Must be able to sit at desk for an eight-hour shift (with intermittent movement)
    • Occasionally will be required to lift objects up to 50 pounds
    • Full use of arms and hands to reach overhead, forward, and out to the sides to lift, rotate, carry, etc.
    • See, hear, and communicate with sufficient capability to perform assigned tasks and maintain proper job safety conditions
    • Must be alert and aware of surrounding for safety concerns

    Competencies

    • Education: 2 year degree in accounting or equivalent experience preferred.
    • Experience: 1-3 years of basic accounting experience, preferably handling accounts payable.
    • Holds Plymold information confidential and always uses discretion.
    • The incumbent must be aware of Company policies regarding credit collections and payment authorizations.
    • Strong written and verbal communication and analysis skills required accompanied with a persona of a high character teammate.
    • Must be analytical, including a high level of accuracy and must be detail oriented.
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse environment with all levels of employees.
    • This position requires an individual who is a self-starter and can work independently but also in a team environment that requires cross training, open communication, and team development activities.
    • Willingness to continuously learn and be open to feedback to improve individual performance.
    • Must maintain safe maintenance practices and adhere to safety requirements.
    • Demonstrable experience with PCs, prior experience with accounting software requires; must be proficient with Microsoft Office products and capable of being quickly proficient in Vantage.
    • The incumbent must reside within a reasonable distance of the Eden Prairie, MN area to service this location
    • Travel: Minimal travel among Minnesota plants may be requested from time to time.

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