Accounts Payable Analyst
Company: Ventura Foods
Posted on: January 20, 2023
-Location: -Remote -Exemption: -Exempt - -OUR COMPANY:Ventura
Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food
products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and
more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers'
tables. - We do this by continually crafting custom dressings,
sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples'
expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality
ingredients.Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods
operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and
numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work
in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong
foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and
celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work.
- As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much
you're willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your
growth, because you invest in ours.Position Summary:Understand full
cycle accounts payable with the ability to work independently and
perform at high levels in a fast paced ever-changing work
environment. - Responsible for preparing analysis reports (eg.
aging by vendor, aging trends, DPO), processing of invoices and
exceptions, and assisting with ad hoc projects as assigned.
Identifies improvements in current role and acts as business
partner to organization. -Promotes a professional and positive work
environment for the team. Position has contact with all levels of
management as well as customers, vendors and consultants.Major
Duties and Responsibilities:Prepare daily, weekly, and monthly
reports (eg. agings, vendor adds/changes, vendors limits vs. volume
trend) and provide analysis for trends, cash requirements for
payments, etc. Prepare working capital metrics around DPO (days
payable outstanding, oil vs. non-oil terms) and track progress.
-Perform daily and monthly AP functions as assigned. Assist in the
month end close process. Review transactions and validate invoices
to ensure adherence to policies and procedures. Prepare and run
reports for manager review. -Focus on continually seeking out
process improvement and best practrice opportunities, including
better use of systems, elimination of waste, enhanced use of
technology, and refinement of processes.Responsible for ensuring
timely payments including Checks, ACH payments, Wires and Virtual
card, while adhering to departmental procedures. Including but not
limited to: payment setup (check, ACH or virtual card), research
and resolve all outstanding checks, voiding and re-issuing checks
when needed and working closely with Treasury department to
troubleshoot payment issues.Act as headquarters lead contact to
international subsidiary locations, addressing inquiries as
appropriate. -Perform additional duties and responsibilities as
identified by the AP Manager including ad hoc projects including
Strategic initiatives - Analysis of vendor credit limits; alignment
of vendor terms (Net 30, Net 60) -Provide post go-live metrics for
Coupa Implementation (ie. invoices auto-matched vs exceptions,
frequency of same exception, etc)Audit requests (eg. parent company
audit, sales and use tax audits, income tax audits). Fuel for
growth opportunities (eg. offsite storage costs or stale
records/past record retention).Responsible for system
administration and user support for various systems impacting AP
(JDE, Concur, Coupa). -Monitor and update timeline for system
changes and upgrades (primarily JDE and Coupa), documenting and
updating desktop procedures for systems as necessary and
coordinating training with AP team. -Education and
Experience:Requires Bachelor s Degree. Two years related experience
in Accounts Payable field preferred.Knowledge and Skills:Working
knowledge of general accounting principles and practices.Effective,
professional verbal and written communication skills with the
ability to convey information in a clear and concise manner.
-Ability to interact with all levels of management. Requires
leadership and teambuilding skills.Proficiency in Excel and Word.
-Prior JD Edwards/Oracle and Coupa experience is desirable.
-Ability to exercise good judgment and work ethic. -Diversity &
Inclusion:Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in
which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our
company culture and values. We believe that fostering an
environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our
organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation,
and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly
evolving global marketplace. -Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal
opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected
veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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