Do you have a flair for organizing numbers? Do you enjoy keeping the trains (aka payables) running on time? Do you enjoy the steadiness of a well-prescribed workflow? And yet, do you jump to action when things get off track? And, even better, do you enjoy helping revamp or refine processes for improved workflow? If you find yourself nodding in agreement, read on…
CustomInk is the “design online” custom t-shirt company for groups and occasions. With over 600 team members or “Inkers” in three locations, we are passionate about the success and wellbeing of our team and have earned frequent recognition as a top workplace. We’re an established and rapidly growing company looking for strong talent, eager to contribute and grow with us, to get on board.
We seek a thorough, trustworthy and detail-oriented team player to help accurately and efficiently perform our core accounts payable functions. You’ll be organized and meticulous while communicating effectively with others in a friendly environment. You will have a direct impact on financial reporting and analysis so you must be comfortable with deadlines and dealing with sensitive information. You will work closely with other members of the Finance team, while reporting to and receiving guidance from the Accounting Manager.
As Accounts Payable Specialist, you will be responsible for administering full-cycle accounts payable processes including reviewing and reconciling invoices, recording payables, preparing weekly check runs, and sending payments via check, wire and ACH. You will play an integral role in key financial procedures including month-end close, researching and resolving discrepancies. To be effective, you will need to have a thorough understanding of how each invoice and payment fits within the broader business.
On the day-to-day, you must thrive in a transactional work environment, be comfortable maintaining a consistent routine, and enjoy checking items off your “to-do” list each day. Additionally, you will be responsible for maintaining accurate records for external vendors, including W-9s, invoices, and check stubs.
You will serve as the primary point of contact for internal team members by providing education on payable policies and procedures and responding to inquiries in a timely, friendly and helpful manner. You will reach out to team members to support them through the payables process. All the while, you will be building ongoing relationships with team members across CustomInk.
MEASURES OF SUCCESS
To be effective, you will need to take full ownership over your responsibilities, work independently, and think creatively to improve work processes. Accordingly, the key measures of success for this position will be:
Smoothness, efficiency and accuracy of accounts payable and monthly close processes
Maintaining targeted expectations for timeliness of payments and data-entry
Exercising a keen understanding of the full payment/invoice lifecycle and how it fits in the broader system
Effective communication and collaboration.
Accounts payable involves much collaboration with various internal and external partners, therefore strong communication skills and an ability to build positive relationships is essential. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be strong in the following areas:
Bachelors Degree in Accounting or relevant field and/or relevant experience
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required
Proven ability to be organized, detail oriented and accurate while meeting deadlines
Demonstrated data-entry and keyboard proficiency
Demonstrated ability to perform mathematical computations quickly and accurately
An understanding of GAAP and accrual-basis accounting a plus
Experience as a team lead is a plus as there are opportunities for advancement.
In addition, you must share our company values – practicing the Golden Rule, taking Ownership and driving and embracing Innovation.
I’ll start posting pertinent openings at CustomInk as I hear about them. If anybody is interested, let me know and I’ll set up a referral.