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AP Specialist
Ref No.: 17-06136
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 07/07/2017
My direct client in Center City has an opening for an AR/AP Specialist

Position: AR/AP Specialist
Location: Center City Philadelphia
Duration: 1 year contract
Rate: DOE

Accounts Payable Lead will be responsible for global service delivery in all regions including America, Canada, India, Asia Pacific and Europe. This role will also oversee vendor maintenance, compliance, AP performance management and analytics. Additionally, this role will drive alignment with Source to Pay objectives.

NetSuite Consultant will be responsible for the successful implementation of the financial systems migration to NetSuite and supporting products. This is a hands-on role that requires significant functional knowledge in an Accounts Payable setting, as well as understanding of the technical aspects of NetSuite and other cloud-based technology products to provide high quality solutions.

Global service delivery
• Participate in requirements gathering sessions to map client processes to NetSuite functionality
• Work with teams and act as Subject Matter Expert to design new processes in Accounts Payable using standard functionality and configuration for Accounts Payable functional area
• Work with Project Team on new NetSuite implementation
• Document current state process for Accounts Payable and other functional business area and work with Consultants and business stakeholders to redesign business processes for future state
• Ensure completion of tasks, milestones, and components including design specifications, configurations, quality assurance, testing, implementation, and project retrospectives. Manage business partner relationships with the business, suppliers, controllership, sourcing and technology
• Escalate and resolve issues that arise
• Define and maintain AP policies
• Define and maintain framework to ensure AP compliance with regulations, internal control objectives and SOX control
Establish and advise on NetSuite best practices
• Maintain, create and optimize processes related to service delivery
• Maintain calendars related to payments and payment communications
• Manage 3rd party relationships where applicable
• Define and maintain framework to ensure AP compliance with regulations, internal control objectives and SOX controls
• Ensure that compliance with contractual obligations are met
• Coordinate internal and external audits
• Ensure changed to compliance requirements are incorporated into AP operations
• Monitor compliance gaps and issue resolutions
• Define and manage document archiving and retrieval strategy
• Maintain compliance calendar

Reporting & Analytics:
• Maintain and execute the global AP performance management framework
• Validate and report on performance metrics
• Define and maintain AP reporting inventory
• Provide reporting and analytics support to other AP functions as necessary

• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Computer Science or MIS, Business Systems, or similar field or equivalent work experience required
• Minimum 1-3 years of functional experience with NetSuite or other ERP/CRM/accounting applications
• Fixed Asset experience highly desirable
• Accounting experience (IFRS/USGAAP) highly desirable
• NetSuite certifications desirable
• Strong conceptual, analytical, and problem solving skills
• 2+ years' experience in purchasing, accounts payable or accounts receivable in a global organization
• Experience with large-scale financial systems migration project
• Knowledge of six sigma, business process management frameworks desirable (not essential) to drive continuous improvement
• Strong communication skills - written, verbal and presentation skills, with an appreciation of the needs of the audience
• Experience of working in a shared service center accounts payable environment which includes outsourced service providers
• Proven ability to direct accounts payable and related disbursement processes
• Experience integrating NetSuite with a 3rd party electronic payment processor in multiple countries worldwide

Professional Experience
• Good understanding of outcome management numbers
• Experience of managing outsourced service providers and navigating an outsourcing contract
• Strong analytical & problem solving skills
• Strong communication skills - written, verbal & presentation skills, with an appreciation of the needs of the audience. Experience working within a matrixed organization

Behavioral Competencies
• Ability to think globally
• Results driven
• Strong influencing skills
• Ability to focus on business partners
• Collaboration across boundaries
• Exercises judgment within defined procedures, as well as confronts and resolves non-routine procedural events
• Attention to detail
• Ability to identify root cause of problems

If interested and qualified please send your most up to date resume to Arthur at