Accounts Payable Coordinator in Independence, OR at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 9/12/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

We are looking for an Accounts Payable Coordinator who will join our Scotts team in Independence, OR.

This position must recognize a problem and exercise good judgment on what course of action is needed to resolve the issue. Must work as a team player to execute a large number of incoming daily invoices meeting scheduled payment terms.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Perform daily accounts payable functions of handling electronic and paper invoices.

  • Drive continuous improvement by examining existing processes and technologies. Work with cross functional teams on the development of solutions in the areas of supplier invoice submission and entry, invoice to receipt reconciliation process and supplier statement agreements. Identify, analyze and work with appropriate parties to resolve system or process issues.

  • Work together with Procurement Supply Chain, Manufacturing sites, internal Finance teams to resolve invoice issues and to ensure accounts payable processes are being executed in a responsive, timely and accurate way that also supports the overall goals of the department and the company.

  • Performs accounts payable activities including: Obtaining appropriate approvals, 3-way matching, parking/posting a daily average of 120 invoices within SAP and Markview entry queues. This includes multiple types of invoices (Direct Goods, Indirect Services, Freight, Utilities and Finished Goods).

  • Execute monthly supplier statement reconciliations ensuring all liabilities are recorded and discrepancies are corrected. Engage in verbal and written communication with suppliers to resolve upcoming or past due liabilities. Monitor and audit parked documents, finalizing posting and agreed terms are being satisfied according to the purchasing contract.

  • Collect and publish variations by supplier to drive common processes and learning within the team.

  • Compose training materials and direct training sessions for existing and new associates.

  • Participate in and execute special projects in areas such as metric reporting, vendor master and supplier questions, audit requests, and Sarbanse-oxley requirements.

  • Ensure that work is being prioritized and handled appropriately, while simultaneously focusing on continuous improvement initiatives and projects related to supplier invoicing, receipt resolution and compliance of procurement terms.

  • Determining the appropriate process or course of action to follow for all types of invoices, including inbound freight, outbound freight, direct materials, finished goods, utilities, services and non p.o. invoices.

  • Supporting and handling requests for over 30 Growing Media plants, 80+ SLS locations, 5 large manufacturing facilities.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • BS in Business Administration desirable

  • Minimum, Associates Degree (coursework in auditing and intermediate accounting)

  • 2-3 years of Accounts Payable experience

  • Experience in a high volume environment supporting multiple locations

  • 3 way invoice matching – preferably in a manufacturing environment

  • Full cycle accounts payable involving purchase orders and inventory receipts

  • General business processes – Accounts Payable, procurement, general ledger and use tax.

  • Specific knowledge of full cycle accounts payable involving purchase orders and inventory receipts

  • Knowledge of ERP data processing systems

  • Familiar with terms of payment and disbursement types (ach, wires, checks etc)

  • Superior analytical and troubleshooting skills

  • Professional presence with excellent customer service skills in order to become the resource to vendors and associates

  • The ability to multi-task and good organizational skills suited for dealing with a number of cross-functional areas

  • Desired ability to use SAP R/3

  • Strong PC skills; ability to use Microsoft Office suite

  • Prioritize work to meet deadlines

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones)

  •  Competitive benefits including Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350) for remote employees.

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse).

  • 401K match (up to 7.5%) with vesting and match beginning upon enrollment.

  • Discounted stock purchase program (15% discount).

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network, GroPride Network, Scotts Associates for a Greener Earth (SAGE), and Scotts Young Professionals.

  • 13 paid holidays and generous vacation policy

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Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.