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Accounts Payable Manager

Accounts Payable Manager

Position Summary  

The Accounts Payable Manager is responsible for all activities in the accounts payable function.  She/he ensures timely processing of and payments to vendor invoices, expense reports, and maintain accurate records and control reports. She/he is also responsible for managing credit limits, accurately reconciling vendor accounts, and completing month end close. The Accounts Payable Manager supervises the Accounts Payable Clerks and is responsible for assigning work, and monitoring quality and productivity.


  • Manage the accounts payable function, including review of invoices, expense reports and cash disbursements for authorization and accounting accuracy
  • Prepare AP related schedules and reports for bank and annual audits
  • Monitor AP aging
  • Monitor and manage credit availability and weekly activity, and reconcile credit card statements with receipts monthly
  • Manage monthly close of AP including preparing the AP accrual
  • Manage Accounts Payable Clerks responsible for verifying freight, container files, and general AP invoices
  • Manage and execute payment disbursement according to company policy, processing all checks, payments through credit cards and ensure timely payments to vendors
  • Work closely with the President, Chief Financial Officer and Controller
  • Mentor, train, evaluate and manage employees to enhance their performance and development
  • Develop, implement and maintain systems, procedures and policies to ensure adherence to company guidelines and maintain updated documentation on processes
  • Perform special projects and ad-hoc reporting as required

Skills and Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience in managing a high volume, fast paced AP department REQUIRED
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or university with strong preference for candidates with concentration in accounting or finance
  • Experience managing a growing team
  • Experience with accounting related software and MS Office software specifically Excel spreadsheets
  • Experience with Concur preferred
  • A customer centric attitude towards internal and external customers with good presentation skills to educate customers on Surya Accounts Payable policies and procedures
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work for self and others
  • Ability to work independently on assignments as well as accept and follow direction on given assignments

About Surya

Surya is a leading home décor company, gaining attention for its innovative designs and breadth of high quality home accessories.  Products include area rugs, pillows, throws, accent furniture and art sold through a broad spectrum of global retailers, distributors, and interior designers and decorators.  Surya fosters an energetic work environment of creativity and collaboration, with each employee taking personal ownership in the company.  Surya has been named for six consecutive years to Inc. Magazine's Inc. 500/5000 list of America's fastest growing privately held companies.

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