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  • Manager, Accounts Payable

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    The Manager of Accounts Payable will oversee daily operations, processes, and payments to vendors of ArcBest and its subsidiary companies. This position will oversee, direct, and develop a team of employees trained to ensure timely and accurate payment of vendor invoices. In addition to maintaining positive vendor and intercompany relationships through cooperation and communication, the Manager will oversee system integrity and work with the Senior Manager of Accounts Payable and the ArcBest Technologies to help guide system design, development, and enhancement of the company’s accounts payable processes.


    The ideal candidate will be an analytical thinker who instinctively finds creative solutions to improve performance, while providing the highest level of customer service to both internal customers and ArcBest partners. Upholding the ArcBest corporate values will be paramount to success in this position.


    • Develop innovative ways for cost effective payment processing that will enable ArcBest subsidiaries to operate more efficiently and effectively to execute their business goals.
    • Manage A/P personnel, assign and direct tasks to the appropriate people, and provide one-on-one coaching and development with feedback on performance.
    • Develop and maintain area productivity reports as requested by the leadership team in Financial Services.
    • Review vendor invoice exceptions including discrepancies in amount charged, paperwork accuracy, and vendor addresses, as needed, or as required by internal audit.
    • Collaborate with Owner-Operator Experience team to ensure deductions and payables are processed in accordance with the independent contractor operating agreement (ICOA).
    • Manage Comdata account, including user access review, invoice reconciliation and payment.
    • Analyze A/P system applications and processes and provide guidance on enhancement.
    • Provide clear and concise project and solution definition, scope, action plans, and communication, including schedule and design.
    • Communicate interactively with vendors and branch managers through phone calls and emails to resolve inquiries concerning vendor payments.
    • Handle various daily and monthly payment exception reports.
    • Review contract rental payments and credit applications from vendors.
    • Oversee the filing system for reports, archived AP info, 1099s, and processed batches.
    • Track and project dollars spent and vouchers processed.
    • Contact vendors or other employees to secure documents and information needed.
    • Attend A/P seminars and job related functions to stay current on information.
    • Collaborate with Human Resources regarding hiring new personnel, as needed.
    • Ensure timely recovery of overpayments and payments made in error.
    • Maintain a positive attitude and high level of customer service with both internal and external customers.
    • Create development plans and set individual goals each year for all direct reports.
    • Conduct timely annual performance reviews for each employee.
    • Work and contribute in a team setting to accomplish overall company, department, and individual goals.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Competencies and Skills:

    • Working knowledge of all ArcBest organization, business units, resources, systems, and a broad perspective in supply chain and the transportation industry.
    • Must be able to be a strong leader in a fast-paced environment with the ability to prioritize duties and projects for team members.
    • Strong organizational skills and strong communication skills (both written and verbal) with the ability to multi-task and maintain a strong sense of urgency while managing time effectively and efficiently.
    • Ability to work independently, offer direct and factually based recommendations, conform easily based on shifting priorities, and take an unbiased approach to work.
    • Must be detail oriented and enjoy a fast paced, multi-tasking, customer service minded environment while displaying a sense of urgency and ability to work under pressure with attention to detail.
    • A strong understanding of Information Technology capabilities as it relates to developing, enhancing, and purchasing applications to meet the needs of ArcBest subsidiaries.
    • Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Emphasis in Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Business Management, or Information Technology, preferred.
    • Computer Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Excel with excellent ten key skills.
    • Experience: Experience in communicating with customers relating to payments, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, preferred.

    The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.




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