Director - Accounts Payable
Inspire Brands

Atlanta, Georgia

Posted in Retail
24 days ago

Job Info

Responsible for the overall leadership of the Accounts Payable function in a manner that ensures the team is appropriately structured, staffed and trained with a high degree of customer service to both internal and external customers, processes are executed timely and consistently, internal controls are adhered to and are adequate, and processes are developed/enhanced that leverage automation and technology.
This role will be the functional lead responsible for transformation in Accounts Payable. The ability to lead and manage teams of internal and external resources across functional areas and ensure successful execution is critical. This role will assist the team in defining scalable frameworks and tools while aligning people, processes and systems.


  • Responsible for the full cycle Accounts Payable function including but not limited to invoice intake, approvals, payments, and archive as well as the administrative functions such as month-end sub-ledger close, accruals, supplier maintenance, corporate P-card/travel card program and overall governance

  • Implement and maintain industry "best practices" that leverage technology and automation to achieve company objectives (standardize workflow, purchase orders, invoice imaging, EDI, invoice coding, etc.)

  • Responsible for maintaining and enhancing the AP internal controls at a SOX level, including updated to the control narratives

  • Responsible for relevant balance sheet reconciliations, audit support schedules and interim and year-end control testing for both internal and external auditors

  • The role will be the "face" of the AP function and will direct the AP support team in an energetic, engaging, and empowering environment with an emphasis on training and execution

  • Partner with the treasury team to maximize working capital by leveraging vendor discounts, payment terms, rebates etc.

  • Responsible for oversight of the Inspire payment card support team, the Oracle employee expense report module, timely recording of payment card expenses, training for card holders and monitoring of card activity

  • Responsible for all 1099 reporting and compliance

  • Maintain relationships with 3rd party service/support partners (workflows, EDI, check printing, EcoTrack, invoice imaging, 1099 reporting, OneSource, etc.)

  • Liaison between IT and accounts payable to address technical issues, maintenance, and enhancements

  • Maintain dashboards to ensure workflow invoices are being moved through the various applications timely

  • Oversight of testing and validation of the scheduled quarterly Oracle upgrades as well as off-cycle updates

  • Ensure quality customer service is provided to suppliers and Inspire team members

  • Other duties as assigned by the Sr. Director of Brand Accounting or Operations Controller, including support of a timely financial close cycle


  • 4 year degree in Business related field required

  • 4 year degree in Accounting preferred

  • CPA preferred


  • 7-10 years high volume accounts payable experience in Manager role or higher, preferably in multi brand, global, public company environment

  • Demonstrated knowledge of operational audits and general internal controls

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Accounting Principles and General Ledger

  • Demonstrated experience with supervising large staff efficiently

  • Has demonstrated positive leadership skills and a commitment to company objectives

  • Demonstrates an ability to communicate effectively with people inside and outside the organization


  • Ability to work in Excel and Word

  • System process and controls knowledge

  • Requires excellent interpersonal, verbal & written communication and organizational skills

  • Ability to interpret and analyze data and make recommendations based on findings

  • Must be detail oriented

  • Plans and completes work effectively and efficiently, meets assigned deadlines, and makes sound decisions

  • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities

  • Ability to build, execute and report on KPIs

  • Oracle "Cloud" experience

  • System migration and implementation experience

  • Project Management

  • Public Company, global scale

  • Acquisition/Integration experience

Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes nearly 32,000 Arby's, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin', Jimmy John's, Rusty Taco and SONIC Drive-In restaurants worldwide.

We're made up of some of the world's most iconic restaurant brands, but we're much more than just a restaurant company. We're a team of hundreds of thousands who individually and collectively are changing the way people eat, drink and gather around the table. We know that food is much more than a staple-it's an experience. At Inspire, that's our purpose: to ignite and nourish flavorful experiences.

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