Accounts Payable Specialist
Requisition Number: 21-0002
OVERVIEW:Phil Romano founded Macaroni Grill on a simple belief. He set out to create a restaurant inspired by his grandfathers kitchen in upstate New York, where the cuisine was rooted in Italian tradition, but the emphasis was on a place family could gather and have a great time over food made with the finest of ingredients. He focused on the little things and that quality is still engrained in our culture 30 years later. Its a belief that that every tiny detail enhances our Guests experience and separates our restaurants from others. We know that without our Guests we do not exist, therefore our team at every level takes immense pride in their part of creating the best Guest experience in the industry. From building our relationships with the small Italian vendors we work with, to carefully selecting the ingredients for our meals and maintaining a spotless house for our guests, we go the extra mile to create memorable connections at the table. Our team lives the beliefs that make us the #1 Italian restaurant chain in the nation.SUMMARY:The Accounts Payable Specialist maintains accounting records and assists the Senior AP Specialist and Assistant Controller. Performs accounting and clerical tasks related to the efficient maintenance and processing of accounts payable transactions. Involved in day-to-day financial transactions, including verifying, classifying, computing, posting and recording accounts payable data.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Validate invoices weekly from point-of-sale upload Monthly invoice uploads Weekly payment runs Period close tasks Collaborate with all departments Ensures proper accounting procedures are being followed for processing invoices for payment Reconciles account statements from vendors Correspond with vendor inquiries Correspond with restaurant inquiries Verify and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues Maintain and create vendors Monitor accounts to ensure payments are up to date Provide supporting documentation for audits Other duties and projects as assigned by the Senior AP Specialist and Assistant ControllerSKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: Solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting payable principles Proven ability to calculate, post and manage accounting figures and financial records Data entry skills along with a knack for numbers High degree of accuracy and attention to detail Excellent communication, interpersonal and influence skills Ability to work well both independently and with others in a fast paced, dynamic environment Ability to handle confidential information in a discreet, professional manner Ability to communicate and work effectively with vendors, restaurant managers and RSC departmentsEDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) Three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience Proficient with MS Word and Excel Experience with Great Plains strongly preferred or equivalent, in addition to any document management systemRomanos Macaroni Grill is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building and developing a high-quality, restaurant operating company by focusing on our key values, our team and our strategic partnerships.All qualified individuals seeking job opportunities with Romano's Macaroni Grill will receive consideration for employment and promotion without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, the presence of non-job related medical conditions, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal laws.