Accounts Payable Specialist

The Cooper Companies
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
18 Sep 2020
CooperVision, a division of CooperCompanies (NYSE:COO), is one of the world's leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The Company produces a full array of daily disposable, two-week and monthly contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia and childhood myopia; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit

Who We Are
Blanchard Contact Lenses, a CooperVision specialty eye care company, is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom-made GP contact lenses, with a specialization in scleral lenses. Our proprietary Onefit™ family of scleral lenses are an industry-leading design, supplying eye care professionals with contact lenses of an exceptional quality and with advantages not found with other contact lens products. We have earned a reputation of excellence for innovative designs, quality workmanship and an unparalleled focus on consultation and partnership with our customers. Over the years, substantial investments have been made in human resources, research and development, and machinery that maintains and advances our ability to supply only the very best contact lenses and support services.

With distributors in 24 countries, Blanchard's lenses are embraced and fit with excellent results throughout the world. Blanchard is located in Manchester, NH and Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Why Work With Us
At Blanchard, each employee is recognized as a valued team member contributing to the long-term partnership we develop and nurture with our customers. We don't just sell specialty contact lenses; we create opportunity and restore both vision and quality of life to vision-impaired individuals. We are lucky enough to truly make a difference in people's lives every day. We are dedicated to what we do, welcome participation and innovation, and seek others who can share in our vision.

Job Summary:
Blanchard is looking for a dynamic and proactive candidate to undertake all responsibilities of the accounts payables cycle and help support other finance processes (A/R, Purchasing, inventory management, end of month procedures) when needed, to ensure execution in a timely manner, compliance to internal controls and proper documentation. Provide monthly and on-spot analysis to local management and lead continuous improvements of Accounts payables and other finance processes.

Essential Functions & Accountabilities:
Responsible for Vendor invoices processing
• Audit payment request for proper approvals (3-way match), documentation, general ledger coding and verification of tax implication.
• Submit payment requests into ERP system
• Reconcile PNC credit card statements
• Communicate with multiply levels of internal and external partners regarding Corporate Policy, vendor terms, status, resolution to invoice discrepancies, and General Ledge inquires.
Complete Accounts Payable payment runs.
• Process bi-weekly payment runs (EFT/ACH, outsourced checks, inhouse checks, credit card and wires )
• Process bi-weekly Positive Pay through banking software and ERP for all payment types for all five divisions.
• Complete Intransit Intercompany transactional payment files
• Troubleshooting of file errors and EDI payment file failures
• Responsible for placing stop payments
• Record AP disbursements and send payment confirmations to vendors.
Performs month end duties.
• Month-end accruals.
• Estimated Accruals
• Compile and complete credit card accrual.
• Verify AP disbursements are in balance with ERP.
Execute vendor maintenance
• Vendor Setup Request and complete verification of required documents and accuracy of information obtained.
• Verifying authenticity of vendor banking credentials.
• Vendor set-up and change in ERP
• Reconcile vendor statements and troubleshoot issues that arise.
• Maintain document retention program for all finance related control documents (IE: vouchers, vendor setup, Journal Entries, AR Deposits, payment files etc..)
Provides leadership/training/troubleshooting to Accounts Payable internal and external customers
Ensures spending is executed in accordance with budget by providing on-spot analysis on actual spend vs budget to local management, and historical trends.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Proficiency in MS Office
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, French and English
• Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines

Work Environment:
• Normal office environment.
• Prolonged sitting in front of a computer

• 5 or more years in accounting field

• College diploma (DEC) in accounting