Accounts Payable, Analyst in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 1/8/2021

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 Analyst who will grow at our corporate office in Marysville, Ohio.  

As the Accounts Payable Analyst, you will handle electronic and paper invoices, which are scanned and directed to xSuite, the workflow tool for A/P. Complete header details and perform 2 and 3-way matching of indirect services, direct goods and freight through xSuite/SAP. This position must become familiar with the business units needs and locations – support a high volume of internal and external inquiries, resolve receipt issues and meet payment terms, pursue credits owed and ensure total accuracy.

This position must monitor for discrepancies and exercise good judgment on the course of action needed to resolve issues. Must work as a team player to execute a large number of incoming daily invoices meeting scheduled payment terms.

In this role you will:

Continuous Improvement:

  • 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.


  • Strong emphasis on effectively working with internal business partners to include Procurement, Supply Chain, Manufacturing sites, Finance teams, and other A/P associates.  Must be a team player that can resolve invoice issues and ensure processes are being executed in an accurate and timely manner. 

Accounts Payable and Supplier Resolution:

  • Perform 3-way matching, parking/posting of invoices, and obtaining appropriate approvals for a daily average of 120 invoices within xSuite/SAP entry workflows.  This includes multiple types of invoices (Direct Goods, Indirect Services, Freight, Utilities and Finished Goods) where effective communication with various teams is essential.

  • Execute 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.

Accounts Payable Support:

  • Participate in and execute special projects in areas such as metric reporting, vendor master and supplier questions, audit requests, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, and other projects as assigned.


  • 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.

  • Determine 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-PO invoices.

  • Supporting and handling daily requests for various locations.

The perfect person will have:

  • 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 Sales/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 communication, 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 and google.

  • Prioritize work to meet deadlines.

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

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 24,000 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office. 

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

  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and GroPride Network, Scotts Young Professionals.

  • 13 SMG paid holiday days and generous vacation policy.

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu vaccine. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns. 

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

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.