Accounting Manager - Accounts Payable

Advance Auto Business Support
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Competitive salary
23 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
Experience level
Job Description


Manages the execution of the organization's accounting policies and procedures over Accounts Payable, including providing input for the effective operation of the accounts payable system, maintaining accurate and complete records regarding payments to suppliers and lenders and will interact with internal departments and vendors to facilitate disbursements, resolve vendor issues and monitor the match exception process. The Accounts Payable manager will coordinate with a significant off-shore operation to effectively utilize systems, improve processes, ensure compliance with controls, and meet accounting objectives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include, but are not limited to the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Manage the daily activity of the Accounts Payable department, including, customer vendor relations and disbursements.
  • Communicate with merchandising teams, vendor and supplier partners and others within operations to facilitate strong relationships and adherence to payment terms and policies.
  • Assist in maintaining systems, procedures and policies for accounts payable functions to ensure adherence to company guidelines.
  • Research and resolve the proper accounting treatment for transactions relevant to assigned areas of responsibility in accordance with GAAP and established company policy.
  • Review journal entries, accruals and account reconciliations on a period basis according to established schedule.
  • Execute continuous improvement efforts to existing processes through the application of process automations to increase productivity.
  • Ensure practices are in place to prepare and maintain schedules and supporting documentation needed for management, internal and external reporting, internal and external auditors and SOX requirements.
  • Perform quarterly reviews/year-end audits with internal, external and regulatory auditors.
  • Assist with the implementation of new accounting standards.
  • Develop standards for coordinating work with Off-shore resources.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel, and ERP skills.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, conflict solving and negotiation skills.
  • Extraordinary interpersonal skills to work in conjunction with other departments, vendors and internal and external customers.
  • Must be a team player who also works well independently.
  • Must be able to analyze data, draw conclusions, interpret results, and make recommendations with respect to incentive calculations.
  • Must be able to read, analyze, interpret and comprehend financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in both an oral and written manner to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community.
  • Must be able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to top management, external department heads, customers, clients and other employees.


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; and
  • Certified Public Accountant license preferred; and
  • 7-10 years related experience; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.


Serves as the manager of the department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include training, planning, assigning/directing work and resolving problems.


Certified Public Accountant certification required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.