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Assistant Accounts Payable Manager - Hybrid

Company: Ferguson
Location: Suffolk
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description:
Ferguson is the largest wholesale distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies and pipe, valves and fittings in the U.S. The company is also a major distributor of HVAC equipment, fire protection systems, waterworks and industrial products and services. Ferguson and its subsidiaries serve customers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Ferguson is currently seeking an Assistant Accounts Payable Manager to join our team!
Please note: This will be a hybrid position, being a majority remote with travel to the Newport News, VA HQ as required. Candidates must live within driving distance of our corporate office in Newport News.
This position will provide assistance to Manager of AP Entry and Reconciliation in overseeing the daily operations of the department as well as provide leadership and guidance to the associates of AP.

  • Provide technical and managerial guidance for department associates and Supervisors

  • Directly author and communicate the delivery of probationary evaluations and performance check points of Supervisors and, as necessary, associates

  • Communicate changes in policies and procedures to Supervisors

  • Provide training and support within the department to promote professional, educational, and personal growth development

  • Continue the development and execution of training programs for both AP Entry and Reconciliation

  • Monitor and adjust associate's time records

  • Advise Manager of AP Entry and Reconciliation of conflicts or problems within the department

  • Assist Manager of AP Entry and Reconciliation with personnel changes within groups

  • Assist management in the preparation and administration of personnel actions, including discipline, recognition, and termination

  • Document and record personnel related actions completely and accurately in accordance with Human Resources guidelines.

  • Generate problem resolution for a variety of increased accounting, procedural, and support issues

  • Lead training classes and engage various size audiences in presentations with confidence and ease.

  • Participate in Shared Services activities

  • Serve as primary troubleshooter for Supervisor(s)

  • Serve as a liaison for internal and external customers for problem resolution

  • Facilitate, in coordination with the Manager of AP/APC, the accurate and timely preparation and execution of month-end, year-end and audit

  • Assist Manager of AP Entry and Reconciliation in planning and implementing strategies to meet required Service Level Agreements (SLA) and efficiencies

  • Assist Manager with distribution of branches within the groups

  • Assist Manager with all audit functions concerning the department

  • Develop, maintain, and report on metrics that provide insight into error rate, staffing requirements, production, and performance.

  • Implement process to ensure acquisitions are properly integrated into the accounts payable function.

  • Download various reports from Inspyrus, Trilogie, and Oracle software into Microsoft programs

  • Coordinate daily AP/APC operations and workflow

  • Train Supervisor(s) and Lead(s) to complete and analyze department reports as needed

  • Advise Manager of any communication with branches concerning policies and procedures

  • Communicate department procedural changes to appropriate SSC personnel

  • Provide support and training to branch contacts


    • Accounts Payable process experience to include general ledger understanding, 3-way match, vendor credits and vendor debits.

    • 2 years or more of supervisory experience required

    • Exhibit literacy in drafting correspondence and other forms of written communication

    • Demonstrate sophisticated mathematical reasoning and solving skills. Can easily tackle multistep math which may include whole numbers, decimals, percentages, and unit of measure conversion or a combination of all four

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs

    • Demonstrate knowledge in performance of basic- to intermediate-level commands in Microsoft Excel

    • Willing to work in a productivity-driven environment with a high volume of workflow

    • Strong 10-key and/or Alpha-Numeric data entry skills which includes both speed and accuracy

    • Extensive product knowledge and knowledge of FEI accounting concepts preferred

    • Continued focus on improving system efficiencies and business

    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to prioritize workload appropriately in order to balance multiple demands and meet timelines as required

      Ferguson is dedicated to providing meaningful benefits programs and products to our associates and their families-geared toward benefits, wellness, financial protection, and retirement savings. Ferguson offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement savings with company match, paid leave (vacation, sick, personal, holiday, and parental), employee assistance programs, associate discounts, community involvement opportunities, and much more!

      • The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability.

        Ferguson Enterprises, LLC. is an equal employment employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
        Equal Employment Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Information

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