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Accounts Payable Anaylst in Boston, MA at Accounting Now

Date Posted: 8/7/2018

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Job Description

Accounts Payable Analyst

This position is responsible for working with Financial Operations management to develop and provide the analytics and process development support required to re-engineer and implement process enhancements that drive improved financial control performance as well as A/P service delivery to internal customers and external vendors. Resource will also be responsible for management and maintenance of vendor master data, and serve as a participant in a project to select, design and implement an automated, end to end Procure to Pay (P2P) solution.

  • Develop and act as direct linkage to Procurement team in support of all current & future vendor relationships, including vendor file set up and management / adherence to business and financial control requirements

  • Drive and complete end to end accurate and timely W8 & W9 process management, including coordination and completion of annual 1099 reporting

  • Facilitate and manage process that drives duplicate payment mitigation, recovery and corrective action

  • Complete accurate set up and maintenance of vendor master data

  • Perform ongoing vendor status reviews, including management of active vs inactive status as well as timeframes and processes to cleanse or purge files

  • Drive and manage increase in automated payment methods (as compared to live checks), including developing and implementing reporting that outlines cost / benefit and / or ROI

  • Ensure payment term accuracy & manage payment term exceptions process

  • Support and continuously develop reporting required in support of A/P specific metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPI's)



  • Minimum of five (5) years of full cycle Accounts Payable experience, including experience with vendor file management, Procure to Pay (P2P) & 1099 reporting

  • Proven ability to drive the development of AP related dashboard reporting, including KPI / Metrics and project statuses

  • Previous experience in an analytical role a plus

  • Prior accounting related experience with AP related monthly fiscal close requirements

  • Excellent Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills, high level of system literacy (position has heavy level of interaction with IT organization)

  • Experience with SOX activities and controls, interfacing with Internal Audit and resolving process and control issues

  • Outstanding communication (verbal & written) & leadership skills

  • The ability to push, follow up and obtain what's necessary to provide required results

  • Experience with the completion, reporting and correction of 1099 Misc forms to the IRS

  • Previous experience with PeopleSoft, and query creation advantageous but not required.


  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting, AP, or P2P certification a plus

Additional Requirements:

  • Neat and Professional appearance