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Robert Half International Accounts Payable Accountant in HANOVER, Maryland


Robert Half is looking for an Accounts Payable Accountant to join a growing manufacturing/distribution organization.


The Accounts Payable Accountant is responsible for managing all day-to-day Accounts Payable operations while effectively establishing and implementing department policies, procedures, and guidelines.


• Successfully establish and implement AP and three-way match processes to maximize discounts, prevents credit holds from suppliers, and avoid penalty charges

• Process timely payments to vendors, perform three-way match, and monitor transactions for compliance and accurate coding to the General ledger

• Ensure payments are properly approved and authorized via internal controls to maximize cash flow for the company

• Manage and reconcile all AP invoices ensuring proper application of freight and duty invoice costs to inventory and paid in conjunction with product receipts

• Develop and document purchasing, inventory costing, and payment cycle processes

• Research and resolve all AP related discrepancies/issues and partner with Buyers or vendors when three-way match fails

• Perform AP and costing reconciliations and month-end closing process

• Assist with physical inventory reconciliations and external audits

• Communicate effectively with vendors and internal departments

• Assist with the implementation and testing of a new ERP system and continuously provide recommendations for process improvements

• Successfully and steadily maintain increased growth within the department which will include the management of all hiring, training, development, and performance management over time


• 5-8 years of Accounts Payable management and three-way match experience

• Inventory/Cost Accounting experience within the manufacturing/distribution industry is required

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field required

• Prior success establishing and implementing new or improved policies and procedures

• Strong technical skills with ERP system experience and proficiency in Excel; ERP system implementation experience is required

• Strong interpersonal skills with proven experience successfully building strong relationships and communicating effectively with internal customer service, sales, or warehouse operations departments

• Hands on leader with the ability to drive key results while growing the department

• Analytical mindset with the ability to analyze reports and strategize best practices

• Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills with the ability to research and resolve discrepancies in a timely manner

• High attention to detail, level of accuracy, and organizational skills

• Positive attitude, proactive approach, and a team player mentality

• Strong time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines and operate successfully in a fast-paced environment

Competitive salary and benefits package offered; Bonus potential based on set KPI's each quarter; Employee discounts; Hours: 8-5pm with some schedule flexibility and remote capabilities during COVID, but will primarily be reporting into the office.

Qualified candidates should apply or email their resume to Brittany Clark.

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Salary: $70,000.00 - $95,000.00 / Yearly

Location: HANOVER, MD

Date Posted: January 4, 2021

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 02000-0011627816

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance