Dohmen Life Science Services

  • Accounts Payable Supervisor

    Job Locations US-WI-Milwaukee
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  • Overview


    At DLSS, we are committed to keeping our clients for life, ensuring no conflict of interest exists, achieving continuous innovation, and focusing on continuous improvement.  Our behavior is guided by five simple values that define how we work and are the essence of what makes us successful:


    Caring: We are empathetic and respectful.  We ask “How can I help you?”

    Committed: We are dedicated and persistent.  We ask “How can I make it happen?”

    Creative: We are inventive and imaginative. We ask “How can I do it better?”

    Collaborative: We are cooperative and share our knowledge. We ask “How can we achieve success?”

    Courageous: We’re willing to risk failure over inaction. We ask “How can I challenge myself?”



    This position is directly responsible for all the functions of the accounts payable department including direct supervision of accounts payable personnel, recommending new practices, ensuring compliance as well as ensuring accurate and timely month end transactions, accruals and reconciliations.



    Critical responsibilities:

    Our people leaders are tasked with delivering excellent business results through the efforts of their teams.  These results are achieved by:


    • Setting clear direction, effective plans and measurable outcomes
    • Ensuring work is accomplished effectively by managing employee performance, work processes and other resources
    • Engaging employees to maximize their discretionary effort
    • Developing a pipeline of excellent talent to fill future business needs


    People leaders must possess both the skills to effectively accomplish these tasks and the emotional intelligence to do so in alignment with our cultural values.  In addition to the critical management and leadership tasks listed above, this role also includes the following unique responsibilities:


    • Excellent people management and communication skills
    • A focus on efficient processes
    • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Strong organizational, time management, analytical and problem solving skills
    • Thorough understanding and working knowledge of the Accounts Payable cycle



    Essential duties and responsibilites:

    • Protects the organization’s value by keeping information confidential
    • Accomplishes finance and organization mission by completing related results as needed
    • Ensure accurate vendor payments, proper coding and internal controls are followed at all times
    • Assist customers with invoicing questions in a timely manner while providing excellent customer service
    • Evaluate, recommend and implement new accounts payable practices and procedures
    • Be responsible and accountable for the work of the accounts payable staff, including ensuring the staff is correctly trained to carry out their duties and responsibilities, and that company policies are followed
    • Ensure that departmental timelines are met and prioritize duties as necessary
    • Lead monthly close of accounts payable to ensure unprocessed/outstanding invoices and expenses are accounted for properly
    • Assist with 1099, sales and use tax, unclaimed property and other filings
    • Collaborate and communicate effectively across departments
    • Lead, coach and grow accounts payable staff


    The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position.


    An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.


    Minimum qualifications:

    The requirements listed below are representative of the experience, education, knowledge, skill and/or abilities required.

    • Education Associate Degree in Accounting or equivalent experience
    • Experience and/or Training
      • 3+ years of progressive Accounts Payable experience
      • Above average knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook required

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Previous experience leading a team

    General knowledge of Accounting


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