Accounts Payable Manager at Pampered Chef

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What Makes Pampered Chef Unique

We aren’t your typical company - we act like owners, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability. We want the best people who are passionate about driving results and continuing to get better. Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives. We’ve set a clear strategy for growth; we’re focused on driving our reinvention and capitalizing on the numerous opportunities in a growing industry. Our open floor plan and flat organization ensure that you will collaborate across teams and work closely with our leaders. Additionally, we have a unique blend of being a long-term focused, small, agile company backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.

PURPOSE

  • We are searching for an organized, motivated Accounts Payable Manager to increase department accuracy and efficiency and provide strong leadership to our Accounts Payable department. The Accounts Payable Manager will ensure that the department operates smoothly, maintain accurate and complete records regarding payments to suppliers, consultants, and employees and hire, train, and support Accounts Payable staff members. You will also serve as a liaison between the Accounts Payable department and external parties, including our parent company, consultants and suppliers. Additionally, the Accounts Payable Manager will ensure standardization across our every expanding global footprint.
  • A key strategic focus of the Account Payable Manager will be to drive automation, continuously improving the department and enabling the ability to scale the department with the growing Pampered Chef business
  • To succeed as an Accounts Payable Manager, you should be focused on optimizing department processes and building lasting relationship with others within and outside of the business. You should be knowledgeable, analytical, and decisive with excellent leadership and communication skills.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage day to day workload of AP team including team development, onboarding and goal setting
  • Select and hire employees for the AP group, trains and evaluate employees to enhance their performance, development, and work product. Address performance issues and recommendations for personnel actions. Motivate and reward employees including providing salary increases, bonuses and promotions within allocated budgets and company guidelines.
  • Oversee and execute annual 1099 process
  • Oversee global consultant commission payment process
  • Project leadership over Accounts Payable automation implementation, driving increased efficiency throughout the organization
  • Global vendor management and relationships
  • Global bill pay (check disbursements, wire and ACH issuance)
  • Primary contact for internal and external partners for all AP manners
  • Work with General Ledger team to ensure accurate reporting of month end information and related activities and research required
  • Develop, implement and maintain systems, procedures and policies within accounts payable functions

MEASURES OF SUCCESS

  • 1099 issuance and process improvement leading into 2021
  • Onboarding of new international offices into Home Office AP process
  • Implementation of continuous improvement throughout department, including but not limited to AP automation and iExpense implementation.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • 5+ years of Accounts Payable experience
  • 3+ years’ experience managing others, specifically within Accounts Payable
  • Must have large ERP AP system experience, as well as 1099 filing experience, Oracle experience preferred
  • Experience with software implementation, preferred (iProcurement & iExpense planned for near-term)
  • Strong personal computer and business solutions software skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interacting accountants, clients, and upper management
  • Good communication skills for communicating with support personnel and management
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good presentation skills for educating internal clients on accounting principles
  • Good planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

We get to mix it up! PC has offices in Addison and in downtown Chicago.

What are Pampered Chef Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Pampered Chef hosts Help Whip Cancer fundraisers with the American Cancer Society and is a proud partner with Feeding America's Round-Up from the Heart Program raising more than $26 million since 1991
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our FUN Committee plans monthly events from game nights, happy hours, Halloween contests, and summer BBQs.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker, and 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Pampered Chef hosts occasional Lunch and Learns for employees.
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Each and every coworker makes a difference every day by asking tough questions, finding the answers, and then making it happen—our entrepreneurial employees are the key to our success! Pampered Chef is big enough to implement cutting-edge technology, and small enough for all ideas to be heard and challenged.
We are a learning focused environment—we want you to learn from us, and we expect to learn from you and what you’re passionate about! We even provide training and development for added brainpower.

We collaborate every day in a high-tech space with writable walls, open collaboration zones, quiet “I need to contemplate” zones, and fun zones with ping pong, basketball, and bags, of course. No boring cubicle farms here!

We are concerned about your physical and financial well-being and offer BC/BS PPO or HMO health plans, dental, disability, matched 401K, life insurance, on-site fitness center, comfy chairs, on-site cafeteria, and dry cleaning valet service.

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