Senior Director, AP & AR

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. Great Neck, NY

The Sr. Director, AP & AR oversees the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Departments. Primary responsibilities include Cash Application, Credit/Collections, PO Processing, non-PO processing and expense reimbursement. In conjunction with primary responsibilities, this position plays an important role coordinating activities between Finance, Inventory Control, Billing, Deductions and IT with regards to transaction processing. Develops strategy, makes recommendations, and implements projects to drive process improvement in all transaction processing areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Oversees daily activities of the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable teams.

* Determines strategy for transaction processing efficiencies and leads implementation of new processes and system functionality.

* Responsible for creating, documenting and executing all AP and AR policies ensuring transactions are processed in accordance with Company SOX controls.

* Creates and delivers to management reporting metrics to ensure teams are functioning effectively.

* Provides essential information to management for estimating cash flow requirements.

* Assists Treasury with coordinating banking set-up and optimizing banking system functionality.

* With the US Controller, responsible for determining appropriate credit limits and payment terms for customers.

* Works with billing team and deduction teams to ensure all customer billings and deductions are appropriate.

* Ensures proper workflow of invoice processing and maintains appropriate authorization and approval procedures in conformance with company guidelines.

* Maintains employee expense reimbursement system.

* Ensures all PO transactions are properly matched within Inventory and Received Not Invoiced balances are appropriately stated.

* Work with Procurement to ensure Vendor invoicing and pricing mechanisms are functioning properly.

* Primary liaison with IT for system enhancements.

* Subject Matter Expect in the areas of AR and AP.

* Responsible for various cost savings initiatives.

* Minimum ten years' experience, with at least five years in a management role in a shared services environment

* Bachelor's Degree in Business/Finance or similar comparable experience.

* Exceptional knowledge invoice processing, credit/collections and cash application.

* Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize multiple priorities and strong attention to detail.

* Computer skills including MS Office programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel PowerPoint a must.

* Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate (verbal/writing) effectively.

* Self-motivated and strong analytical / problem solving skills.

* Ability to collaborate at all levels of the organization and across other functional areas.

* Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

* Preferred knowledge of the Consumer Product Goods Industry.

* Ability to empower, motivate and inspire staff.

* Ability to lead change and execute on strategic decisions.

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