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JOB OVERVIEW:

The Accounts Payable Coordinator, iBuy Processing, supports the iBuy RSC Invoice Processing team by managing procedural and administrative tasks which ensure timely processing of invoices and compliance with generally accepted standard accounting principles, established procedures, departmental guidelines, and regulatory requirements.


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Overseeing and coordinating day-to-day activities of the Accounts Payable iBuy Processing team, including:

-Ensure processors are keying restaurant-submitted invoices in a timely manner and adjusting work queue assignments, as needed

-Review Sr. Processor audit results to ensure fairness and accuracy

-Coordinate and oversee training of new employees and contractors

-Hold weekly team meetings with Sr. Processors to understand team challenges and listen to ideas for process improvements to be communicated to AP Supervisor

-Monitor and adjust workloads

-Assign invoice processing from parties other than restaurants

-Attend and lead cross-functional meetings

-Support testing for system releases and automation efforts

-Assist with other ad hoc requests, as needed


-Perform month-end duties, including:

-Respond proficiently and timely to inquiries from other departments, including Operations and Finance

-Post journal entry adjustments, as needed

-Accrue unprocessed invoices that are not included in the system-generated iBuy accrual


-Prepare daily/weekly/monthly reporting of processing metrics to be communicated to leadership and brand teams

-Work with Supply Chain to support supplier enablement initiatives for electronic invoicing, as needed

-Demonstrate Darden’s values by promoting open communication, good working relations, and a helpful teamwork attitude

-Ensure that controls are functioning properly in order to maintain an adequate control environment

Identify and implement process improvements and efficiencies

-Assist the Supervisor and management teams with special projects, audits, and special requests


REQUIRED TECHNICAL SKILLS:

-Strong knowledge of the iBuy web portal for invoice processing

-Proficiency in Oracle and Microsoft applications, including Windows, Outlook, Excel, Word, and other Office applications

-Thorough knowledge of Accounts Payable functions


REQUIRED EDUCATION:

-Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business highly preferred


OTHER KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

-Excellent attendance record

-Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, helpful teamwork attitude

-Excellent written and oral communication skills

-Professional collaboration with management, restaurant support center personnel, restaurant management, and third party contacts

-Demonstrate the ability to responsibly complete multiple and diverse tasks, while meeting strict deadlines in a fast-paced, high pressure environment

-Ability to make good decisions while working under pressure in a fast-paced, high volume environment


PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

-Previous experience in restaurant or hospitality a plus