Salary Mid-Point: $125,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

Manager - Payroll and Accounts Payable

Responsibilities:

  • Play key role in optimizing the performance of the centralized Accounts Payable and Payroll environment for all properties in addition to onboarding of new properties in the future
  • Oversee  department activities, such as ACH and check disbursements, vendor invoice processing and expense vouchers to ensure that they are complete, accurate and processed timely
  • Manage and maintain customer vendor relationships, terms of payments within company’s cash flow guidelines
  • Direct all day-to-day payroll processing and reporting in accordance with all federal, state and local tax laws and corporate policies and procedures
  • Support cash management initiatives and controls by partnering with Operations, Finance and Treasury business functions
  • Manages monthly closing of financial records and posting of month end information ensuring completeness and accuracy
  • Develops, implements and maintains systems, procedures and policies, including accounts payable and payroll functions to ensure adherence to company guidelines.
  • Produce and analyze meaningful weekly/monthly KPIs, dashboards and analytics to measure and improve performance including implementing action plans
  • Act as Shared Service Center point of contact for properties for escalations and urgent matters related to accounts payable and  payroll in addition to partnering with Operations, Accounting and HR
  • Contribute to the compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, including the documentation of controls and processes, implementing controls and testing of controls around vendor maintenance and other accounts payable and payroll functions that enhances fraud detection controls
  • Develop and retain staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; manage team performance through coaching, counseling, planning/monitoring, and appraising job results
  • Drive team engagement through strong leadership principles and practices (performance management, team and interpersonal communication, etc)
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements in addition to managing and researching sales and use tax compliance, 1099 reporting, W2 reporting and other tax reporting

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and/or equivalent experience
  • 5+ plus years of relevant Payables and/or Accounting leadership experience
  • Ability to travel (10-20%)
  • Excellent leadership, communication and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence others across organizational levels

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA
  • Experience in Shared-Services model preferred
  • Experience with procure to pay software solutions (e.g., Coupa, Birchstreet, etc.) highly desirable, also including experience with UltiPro (UKG)
  • Demonstrated ability of implementing best practices in a shared services environment