Accounts Payable Manager


Job Title: Manager, Accounts Payable  
Reports to: Director, Shared Services
Location: McKinney, TX


About Our Team and This Role:

Our employees are our greatest asset. We want them to be happy, healthy, and safe as partners in our success. We work together with our employees to sustain the inclusive work environment that has been one of our core values for nearly a century.

Beacon is a Fortune 500 company with over 580 locations in all US states and six Canadian provinces. The Manager, Accounts Payable is responsible for managing the operational and fiscal activities of the Accounts Payable Shared Services.

In this position you will plan and develop systems and procedures to improve quality and efficiency of the department. The manager supervises staff in accordance with company policies and procedures. He or she assists in hiring, training and coaching employees. The manager leads the development and execution of departmental strategies and plans that achieve our revenue, operating profit, quality and lean objectives. You will be responsible for helping the company achieves its annual and long-range targets for cost, quality and delivery. The ideal candidate must have the ability to develop this expertise throughout their departments via engagement, training and development of employees.

What You Will Be Working On:

  •  Assist in managing operational and fiscal activities of the department to include: staffing levels and performances, budgets, and financial goals.   
  •  Plan and develop systems and procedures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.  
  •  Analyze and document business processes and problems. Develop solutions to enhance efficiencies including partnering with cross-functional teams to achieve required results.  
  •  Maintains a “clean” A/P Aging by working with internal personnel as well as suppliers on any issues and discrepancy. Business Partner in improving Working Capital – Days Payable Outstanding. 
  •  Direct staff in the development, analysis, and preparation of reports, metric and dashboard. Act on metric results to drive change within the department to improve the A/P processes.  
  •  Responsible for staff scheduling to include: work assignments/rotations, employee training, employee vacations, employee breaks, overtime assignment, back-up for absent employees, and shift rotations. Approve and coordinate telecommuting arrangements  
  •  Resolve escalated issues from site personnel and/or suppliers. Coach and counsel staff to resolve complex or out of policy operational problems.   
  •  Responsible for ensuring proper internal controls are in place and are consistently being monitored. Point of contact for internal and external related to Accounts Payable processes activities.
  •  Plan and manage the transition of new work into the department and ensure standard work is documented and kept current as circumstances/environment change.
  •  Performs vendor additions and maintenance, manages annual 1099 reporting, sales and use taxes and regulatory compliances and ensures timely and accuracy of vendor payments. 
  •  Communicate with internal / external groups on existing & new departmental operations, policies and activities including acquisitions.  

 Other duties as assigned. 

What You Will Need to Be Successful in This Role:  

  •          Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration – Accounting or Finance    
  •          Six to ten years of successful management experience     
  •          6+years leadership in a high volume (5000+/wk) Accounts Payable team  
  •          Experience in a shared services / centralized services environment.    
  •          Preferred strong knowledge of EDI, Electronic Commerce, Automated Workflow        ERP (SAP, JDE or Mincron) system experiences a plus.   
  •          Organized with strong problem solving and analytical skills
  •          Experience in managing project and team activities   
  •          Experience with fiscal activities such as staffing levels, budgets, and financial goals
  •          Proven record of continuous improvement and results in areas of expertise
  •          Experience in developing high-performance teams
  •          Proactive self-starter; able to recommend best practices    
  •          Ability to deal with and manage multiple projects     
  •          Proven ability to lead and develop people 


About Beacon:

Founded in 1928, Beacon (Nasdaq: BECN) is one of the largest distributors of commercial and residential roofing products, complementary construction, and building materials serving the entire United States and six Canadian provinces. Through strategic investments in new technology and an ever-expanding network of locations throughout the United States and Canada, we help contractors save time, manage work more efficiently, and enhance their businesses.

Beacon's competitive advantage is our people and our value proposition is the differentiator. 

-— Christopher Harrison
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer 

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth