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Accounts Payable Manager

Dallas, TX
Looking to apply your accounting skills in a fun and innovative company? Do you have experience in Accounts Payable Management? Then set your sights on a career in our fast-paced environment.  Heritage Auctions (HA.com) is the third largest and one of the fastest growing auction houses in the world. Heritage Auctions sales in addition to fine jewelry include: luxury accessories, watches, wine, coins, books and manuscripts, modern & contemporary art, American and European art, decorative arts, entertainment, music, and many more.

SUMMARY: Responsible for managing accounts payable activities in order to achieve department goals.  This position reports to the Controller.
 
Responsibilities:
  •  Responsible for the overall maintenance and stewardship of accounts payable in a multi-company environment.
  • Plans and organizes an accurate and timely accounts payable month-end close process.
  • Manages a team of 3 accounts payable professionals.
  • Monitors the status of accounts payable team efforts on a daily basis and motivates employees.
  • Ensures all open payables are paid accurately, timely and with proper authorization.
  • Is an agent for positive change to help the team advance and become more efficient.
  • Ensures the department is complying with generally accepted accounting principles and use tax requirements.
Duties:
  • Completes reconciliations including the monthly reconciliation of the AP Trade account.
  • Provides reporting to upper management concerning accounts payable metrics, major expenses and accounts payable employee productivity.
  • Assists with system implementations and process improvements related to accounts payable.
  • Educates newly hired employees concerning Heritage Auctions expense reporting and company credit card policies.
  • Interfaces heavily with corporate executives, departments and vendors.
 
 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
  • Must have an Associates and/ or Bachelor’s degree in Business - Accounting preferred; minimum 3+ years experience in a supervisory role; thorough understanding of Corporate Finance and Accounting Principles.
 
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Experience with Microsoft GP is highly preferred; Concur expense reporting preferred; must be able to multi-task and adjust to new situations quickly; must have excellent organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written; must have a proven ability to recruit, lead, mentor, evaluate and develop staff; must be extremely detail- oriented and have a positive attitude.
 
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to   withstand long periods of sitting, looking at a computer monitor, and phone handling for approximately 8-12 hours on a daily basis.  Individual must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Individual must be able to work independently in a fast-paced, team focused environment with tight turnaround deadlines.
 
The following are attributes that we are seeking in all employees at Heritage:
  • Self-motivation, intelligence, and strong work ethic.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Ability to follow set standards and take direction.
  • Ability to analyze and propose solutions to problems.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-project, and dynamic environment.
  • Absolute drive to complete projects on time and in a detailed manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills: accurate and thorough.
  • Excellent communication skills: listening, writing, and verbal.
 

 
If you are interested in joining the Heritage family, please visit our career center at http://HA.com/Careers.
 
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