Accounts Payable SpecialistUnited Natural Foods, Inc. - Lincoln, RI
Assist with training and supporting the department’s staff. Assist with resolving supplier payments as needed. Take an active role in coaching the Accounts Payable Representative I & II staff in an effort to enhance productivity, accuracy, and efficiency amongst the team. Perform various projects at the request of the department Supervisors and Managers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
Manage accounts payable portfolio of higher profile accounts to ensure highest level of service by researching and resolving issues related to invoices, prepayment, cash discount, pricing and receiving to ensure proper recognition of liability and payment.
Research and resolve accounts payable accrual items. Maintain reporting for AP department including received not invoiced purchase orders, outstanding checks and vendor holds.
Proactively implement process improvements.
Research, analyze, and resolve situations in a timely manner.
Assist with guiding, supporting and actively coaching the Accounts Payable Representative I & II staff.
Train new/existing employees on the department’s processes, procedures, and guidelines.
Effectively communicate and correspond both internally and externally to address & resolve issues.
Assist the department Supervisors and Managers with the day-to-day operations.
Perform UAT for system enhancements as needed.
Aid in development and tracking of team metrics.
Performs other job duties as required.
Associates or Bachelors’ degree preferred or equivalent supervisory work experience in an accounts payable environment or equivalent satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties
Two years of experience in accounts payable processing
System Implementation preferred
Understanding of accounting, reconciliations and accounts payable functions
Additional training in bookkeeping concepts and procedures preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft Access and Excel
Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing with internal departments, vendors, and customers
Analytical abilities to perform account research and reconciliations in order to resolve account disputes
Ability to prioritize workload in a highly fast paced office environment
Ability to analyze and resolve supplier payment opportunities accurately, promptly, and in a professional manner
Ability to support and coach a clerical staff in a professional manner
Ability to work in a team environment and handle workload changes as they occur
Ability to recognize and formulate change for areas of improvement in order to increase productivity and efficiency
Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
applyAccounts Payable Specialist United Natural Foods, Inc. - Lincoln, RI, United States
America's Premier Certified Organic Distributor® UNFI is the leading independent national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and related products including nutritional supplements, personal care items and organic produce, in the United States. In addition to excellent distribution services, we provide a range of innovative, value-added services for our customers and suppliers, to foster mutual success and growth. Our services include marketing and promotional tools, merchandising, category management and store support services. At the core of UNFI's distribution operation are five main units: UNFI Eastern Region, UNFI Western Region, UNFI Canada, Albert's Organics and Select Nutrition. In addition, our non-distribution divisions include Blue Marble Brands, Earth Origins Market and Woodstock Farms Manufacturing.
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