Accounts Payable Lead- Shared Service in Charlotte, NC at Sonic Automotive

Date Posted: 8/1/2022

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Location: 11405 North Community House Road
Charlotte, NC 28277
Job Type: Other
Experience: Associate

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At Sonic Automotive you'll find the opportunities, resources, and support you need to grow and develop professionally. Our 100+ dealerships are concerned with more than moving inventory; they're committed to your success and invested in your future. So read on, and consider a rewarding career with Sonic Automotive, Inc.

Job Description

Job Summary-

                                    
The Accounts Payable Lead will work in the Accounts Payable department of the Sonic Shared Services Center.   This position will be responsible for processing invoice exceptions and factory reconciliation items in accordance with the SLA's                 

                    
  Essential Functions- 

    •    Manage, work and maintain the invoice exception queue for a designated region of dealerships and work with end users towards a resolution.  This includes collaborating with internal and external end users via email, phone and other virtual platforms to conduct trainings as necessary to improve the AP workflow efficiency.          

                         
•    Proactively work with dealerships, suppliers and third party vendors to research, resolve and improve current Accounts Payable processes and procedures.                                 
•    Research and analyze invoice exceptions to look for the root cause and work with necessary internal and external parties towards a solution and to reduce the number of invoices routed to the exception queue.  This also includes Ad Hoc reporting to identify top exceptions and areas of improvement.            

                    
•    Assist in research and resolution of invoice and Accounts Payable questions from outside vendors and internal customers.      

                             
•    Accurately enter invoice data into Coupa (Sonic’s procure to pay system) or the CDK Accounts Payable Module.  Match invoices with purchase orders to ensure accurate and timely payments to Sonic suppliers.         

                           
•    Prepare end of day reporting and reconcile end of day invoice entry batch reports.                                    
•    Research and resolve disputed vendor invoices.  This also includes root cause analysis to reduce the amount of invoice rejections.     

                               
•    Assist the AP Automation Supervisor with specific Accounting processes and projects to meet deadlines.         

                           
•    Provide guidance, train and work closely with a team of Accounts Payable Lead peers to ensure the accounts payable invoice process is ran efficiently.     

                            
•    Always provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers.                                    
               

 

       

Minimum Qualifications- 

• Minimum of two years Accounts Payable and/or Procure to Pay experience

• Thorough knowledge of the procure to pay process

• Accurate data entry skills

• Strong organizational skills and detail oriented

• Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office

• Ability to work well with other team members and departments to reach Service Level Agreements

• General accounting knowledge

• Effective at multi-tasking, prioritization, working independently, and adapting to changing work environments

• College degree and/or equivalent work experience

• Must be forward facing, have a positive attitude and professional demeanor

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

                         
                                 
                                    
                                    

Desired Experience- Desired experience, training and education.  

                                 
•    Knowledge of CDK/ADP and/or Coupa is preferred                                 
•    Experience in the automobile industry                                   
•    Two years of data entry experience in a high volume fast pace environment                        •    College degree – preferably in business or accounting       

•    Minimum of two years Accounts Payable and/or Procure to Pay experience                                   
•    Thorough knowledge of the procure to pay process                                   
•    Accurate data entry skills    
•    Strong organizational skills and detail oriented                                    
•    Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office                            
•    Ability to work well with other team members and departments to reach Service Level Agreements                                  
•    General accounting knowledge                                 
•    Effective at multi-tasking, prioritization, working independently, and adapting to changing work environments                              
•    College degree and/or equivalent work experience                                
•    Must be forward facing, have a positive attitude and professional demeanor                                  

•    Strong verbal and written communication skills                                
                    

It's time to make the most important move of your career.  From our cooperative, team-based approach, to our more than 1,000 internal advancements each year, it's easy to see the difference. When you join our organization, you'll enjoy comprehensive training, competitive compensation, and unparalleled benefits. Simply put, you'll experience the best that a career in the automotive industry has to offer.

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