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Accounts Payable Analyst

NWEA, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 07/31/2019

Who You Are…

You are a strong Accounts Payable Analyst who will have primary responsibility for meeting NWEA’s cash obligations and is responsible for developing and evolving efficient processes for timely and accurate vendor bill processing, resolving issues with internal and external parties, ensuring regulatory compliance, and maintaining a high-quality payables portfolio. You will have demonstrated ability to operate in multiple roles, lead functions, and implement process improvements. You may also be responsible for training new team members and for managing critical business processes.

Your Next Challenge…

•Process transactions for all organizational payables including vendor bills, employee expense reports, and credit cards
•Prepare and process payments including check runs, wire transfers, as well as credit card and ACH payments
•Maintain Accounts Payable records in accordance with company guidelines
•Support the month-end accrual process for expenses
•Independently prepare 1099’s
•Establish and continuously improve accounts payable processes that meet the needs of an ever growing and changing organization
•Proactively work with internal business partners and/or vendors to obtain the appropriate information required by Accounts Payable to process transactions; communicate with vendors to resolve payment issues and billing discrepancies
•Recommend solutions to business partners for future expedient bill processing; meet with business partners to resolve payment issues and to educate them on Accounts Payable processes and forms when necessary

Your Traits for Success…

•Fundamental knowledge of financial and accounting principles and internal controls, particularly in the technology industry
•Ability to build relationships and work with others to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects, processes and activities related to the procure-to-pay workflow
•Strong service orientation and the ability to coach others with both patience and enthusiasm
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate accounts payables issues and gaps to both accounting and non-accounting stakeholders at various levels of the organization
•Strong ability to manage up to appropriate managers by keeping them regularly informed on the status of workload, status of issues, and progress of related issue resolution
•Demonstrated ability working with enterprise financial systems required; familiarity with NetSuite and Concur strongly desired

Your Education and Experience…

•Bachelor’s degree required; degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field desirable. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
•Four years relevant procure-to-pay/accounts payable experience; with experience in high growth or fast paced environment strongly desired

What We Can Offer You...

At NWEA we not only offer competitive pay, a 15% contribution of eligible employee’s base salary to a defined contribution 403(b) retirement savings plan, career development opportunities and an awesome culture, we also offer industry leading benefits and perks that are focused on supporting our employee’s holistic well-being.

About the Finance Team…

The Finance team serves in three major roles at NWEA: financial operations and supporting activities; financial performance management and measurement; and fiduciary stewardship of organizational resources. The Accounts Payable Analyst conducts these activities and acts cross-functionally to ensure efficient workflow, responsiveness, and operational excellence.

Who We Are...

NWEA is a research-based not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years NWEA has developed innovative Pre-K_12 assessments including our flagship interim assessment MAP Growth; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool MAP Skills. Educators trust our professional learning offerings to accelerate student learning and our research to support assessment validity and data interpretation. Our tools are trusted by educators in 140 countries and more than half the schools in the US.

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