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A/P Analyst in Scottsdale, AZ

About Us
Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations, and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers. We’ll handle it from here., our brand promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.

Why Work with Us

Our Company cannot thrive without great people devoted to serving customers, the community, and the planet. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We strive to create a workplace that's meaningful and rewarding to our 33,000 employees. That's why we are proud to be recognized as Best Large Employer by Forbes, World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, and One of the Most Meaningful Companies to Work for in America by Business Insider.

Job Description
The Accounts Payable Analyst works independently to establish vendor relationships and works directly with those vendors, using systems such as Ariba and Lawson. The Accounts Payable Analyst researches and makes recommendations on vendors for e-invoice onboarding and the best way to set the vendor up to receive payments. The Accounts Payable Analyst also performs comprehensive analysis to support improvements with transaction and exception handling solutions for the Company’s vendors.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Preferred Qualifications

Principal Responsibilities
• Prepares and interprets complex reports from vendors verifying that both field personnel and vendors are in compliance with program requirements.

• Monitors accounts payable system exceptions and works with the field or corporate employees for resolution. Raises concerns (such as retraining, new guidance, etc.) with management.

• Onboards vendors for e-invoicing and payment programs, negotiates with vendors on discount rates, trains vendors on the e-invoicing process and evaluates the viability of the vendor for different e-invoicing and payment programs.

• Proposes enhancements or procedural changes to address systemic or ongoing exceptions.

• Analyzes and evaluates supplier issues, questions and concerns related tothe Procure to Pay process, including PO set up, receiving and supplier invoicing submittal recommendations.

• Interacts directly with field controllers to research and detect issues with products or services from suppliers.

• Reports issues directly to Procurement team members and or AP management.

• Queries Lawson to capture discounts for vendors who participate in the Ariba discount program, including running weekly SQL queries, reviewing reports on discounts accepted, following up to ensure that systems interface correctly, and monitoring any manual discounting efforts.

• Acts as a point of contact for vendor questions and concerns related to early payment program offerings and e-invoicing onboarding.

• May research options for implementing electronic payment processes.

• Monitors compliance (ie. timely payment of vendors, system compliancy, retraining vendors and discount capture rates) with electronic payment processes.

• May be responsible for field overpayments to Preferred Suppliers and recovering monies from vendors directly, contributing to the business’ bottom line.

• Ensure adequacy of corporate accounts payable accruals by reviewing accrual reports before month end close and following up on any under- or over-accruals.

• Maintains department desktop policies and procedures to ensure continuity of processes and that policies or procedures are developed or updated as needed.

• Maintains compliance with e-invoicing vendors and any other reporting as directed by the AP Manager.

• Processes invoice uploads, ACH wire requests and manages aged vendor credits in Lawson.

• Analyzes the vendor database to eliminate duplicate vendors.

• Assists with defining and testing system enhancements.

• Performs other duties and projects as assigned or apparent.

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

• Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting (preferred).

• Minimum of 1 year of finance, general accounting or related experience (required).

• Experience with Lawson, Ariba, Access and SQL Viewpoint.

• Process oriented with strong attention to detail and organization.

• Ability to work in high-volume, fast-paced environment.

• Demonstrates analytical/problem-solving solutions.

• Ability to effectively manage multiple activities or sources of information.

• Demonstrates ability to follow standard operating procedures and instructions to complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with Company guidelines and best practices.

• Ability to work independently as well as effectively and efficiently within a team environment.

• Excellent interpersonal skills with both internal and external customers.

• Effective written and verbal communication skills.

• Intermediate or expert level of MS Excel knowledge.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits
Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Posted Date:2/14/2018 4:59:18 PM
Job Type: Exempt
Req #: 39041BR
Location: 04225: Scottsdale-14400 N. 87th St,
Job Category: Accounting/Finance
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