Accounts Payable Specialist

Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, and grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo's portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. www.indigoag.com

The position of the Accounts Payable Specialist is a key role within a growing finance team. The individual will primarily be responsible for the execution and oversight of the end to end accounts payables function for the organization while demonstrating the core values of Indigo. In this role, you will provide assistance during the accounting month-end close process, collaborate cross functionally with internal and external stakeholders, and process accruals. Key projects include helping improve timeliness and accuracy on invoice entry and payment. This position will report directly to the Accounts Payable Manager.

Responsibilities

* Oversee entire accounts payable process for a specific set of vendors

* Reconcile processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances using Oracle

* Charge expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording entries

* Pay vendors by monitoring discount opportunities; verifying federal id numbers; scheduling and preparing checks; resolving purchase orders, contracts, invoices, or payment discrepancies and documentation; ensuring credit is received for outstanding memos; issuing stop-payments or purchase order amendments

* Verify vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions

* Complete payments by scheduling and preparing checks/wire/ACH as applicable

* Match checks/payments with invoices; file documentation

* Perform sorting and filing clerical duties and ensure filing is up to date

* Answer inquiries from vendors and employees on status of purchase orders and/or payments

* Assistance in 1099 reporting at year end

* Assist in recording accounts payable-related accruals during accounting month-end close

Competencies

* Demonstrates strong analytical, communication and writing skills

* Passionate about customer service

* Highly organized with a strong attention to detail, doesn't compromise on accuracy

* Ability to innovate and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment

* Manages process well, and can influence business partners to adhere to company processes in a thoughtful way

* Self-starter with ability to work independently while understanding the importance of elevating questions/concerns promptly

* Passionate about health and wellness

* Willing to roll up sleeves and participate in many different projects and has a strong work ethic

Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree required

* Must have 2+ years of progressively responsible Accounts Payable experience

* Oracle experience is a plus

* Must understand the procure to pay process

* Must have proficiency in MS excel and MS word

* Proven ability to work with others to develop effective internal/external relationships with stakeholders and vendors

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all levels of personnel

Location

* Memphis, TN