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Accounts Payable Specialist, Senior job

Sallie MaeSterling, VA
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Company Description

Sallie Mae is a company created with great purpose. We provide loans. But what separates us from any other financial institution is that we have a why. We have a purpose. We make the dream of higher education a reality. We do it by being a resource for families who want to save, plan, and pay for college. Our vision, to be a trusted financial partner, inspires us to explore new ways to serve our customers every day. No matter what position you hold at Sallie Mae, you'll have a role in moving us toward that vision.

Over the last 40 years, Sallie Mae has helped more than 34 million Americans pay for college. The same passion we have for helping customers is applied to helping our employees achieve professional and personal growth. With a wide range of opportunities available, we invite you to join our growing team and help students make their dreams of higher education a reality.

Job Description

Accounts Payable Specialist, Senior

Dulles - Sterling, VA

Who we are:

Sallie Mae is proud to help Americans aspiring to create the life they wantwhether that means helping them make college happen, or something more. Our colleagues across departments and across the country are united in our passion and our customer-first approach. Whether you want to join a growing company, be part of an agile workforce, or gain new skillsyoure in the right place.

What Youll Contribute:

Incumbent is responsible for processing Check Requests, Employee Expense

Reports and Purchase Order Invoices using PeopleSoft. Incumbent reviews and

audits the payment requests for compliance with accounting policies and

internal guidelines. All employee reimbursements and vendor payments must

be processed timely and accurately. The incumbent is also responsible for

identifying 1099 applicable vendors, applying appropriate sales and use

taxes, researching and resolving vendor inquires; assisting employees with

expense report reconciliations, assisting with month-end and year-end

accruals, performing customer service, maintaining accurate vendor

accounts. Performs voucher uploads & posts large expense allocations.

Ensure accounting policies and internal controls are followed and account

coding for transactions are accurate.

PeopleSoft 9.0 and Excel experience are necessary. Incumbent will always

adhere to Corporate and Accounts Payable Internal Control Procedures. Ideal

candidate will enjoy working in a collaborative, team environment and have

a solid working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

(GAAP).

Excellent communication, analysis, and organizational skills are required.

The incumbent will need to be comfortable with multiple projects and

varying deadlines.

What You'll Do:

40% - Analysis/Reporting

  • Review of company-wide expenses

  • Review monthly/annual accruals so that financial results are accuratelyreported

  • Review account transactions processed by business units to confirm theyadhere to Sallie Maes accounting policies, SOX internal controls, andGAAP

20% - Process Payment Requests and Employee Expense Reports

  • Audit requests for compliance with corporate policies and signatureauthorization matrix

  • Identify 1099 applicable vendors and request W-9 Form when needed

  • Apply appropriate sales or use tax to vendor invoices

  • Post large expense allocations for invoices via journal entry

  • Process all payments timely and accurately

  • Identify month & yearend accruals to be posted

15% - Customer Service, Research & Problem Solving

  • Provide outstanding customer service to employees and vendors

  • Complete vendor inquiries and perform research to reconcile vendoraccounts

15% - Issue Credit Card Payments

  • Identify P-Card applicable vendors

  • Maximize volume by generating all CC payments that apply

  • Confirm acceptance of CC payments for new vendors before generatingchecks

  • Timely allocate CC payments to the appropriate purchase orders and G/Lchart fields

10% - Perform Voucher Uploads/GL Journal Entries

  • Build the voucher/GL excel spreadsheet

  • Populate all the required fields

  • Upload to PeopleSoft

  • Resolve exceptions

Required Qualifications:

What You Bring:

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Statistics or otherrelated field and/or equivalent work experience

  • 2-3 years of accounts payable knowledge

  • 4+ years of experience working in a team environment to execute anddeliver results

  • Must possess a working knowledge of accounts payable principles &general accounting knowledge and experience

  • Must be able to effectively prioritize workload to maintain currentaccounts and meet departmental deadlines

  • Must be able to multi-task assignments

  • Problem solving is required to reconcile vendor account discrepancies

  • Must be experienced and highly effective with PeopleSoft

  • Ability to deliver financial and key metrics results with businessimpact

  • Effective communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills used regularly in the context of working with business partners andFinance team

  • High energy, self-motivator/starter, works well independently,effective at multi-tasking, very organized

  • Must demonstrate the ability to provide recommendations and implementsolutions to problems

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced atmosphere with frequent deliverables,deadlines

  • Must demonstrate business acumen

  • 1-3 years of experience partnering with mid to senior level businessmanagement

What You'll Get at Sallie Mae:

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Healthcare Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision plans)

  • Financial Well-being : 401(k) company match, employee stock purchase plan, and basic life insurance and short-term disability are provided to employees at no cost

  • Work/Life Balance : Paid time off, time off to volunteer, and tuition reimbursement. In addition, after 6 months of employment, primary caregivers receive 12 weeks of 100% fully paid time off and secondary caregivers are eligible for 4 weeks of 100% fully paid time off, for birth or adoption

  • Wellness : Fitness centers/gym subsidies, free Fitbits with step challenges, and wellness education

REQ ID: 631

Sallie Mae is proud to be an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, gender identity, disability, Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here. EEO is the Law Supplement. Click here to view the U.S. Pay Transparency Policy.

Estimated annual salary
$51,187
average
Minimum
$40,950
Maximum
$63,173

TASKS

  • Operate computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.
  • Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Operate 10-key calculators, typewriters, and copy machines to perform calculations and produce documents.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Economics and AccountingKnowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
401K PlanTuition AssistanceVision Insurance
Dental InsuranceHealth InsuranceLife Insurance
Employee Stock Purchase PlanDisability InsuranceVacation & Paid Time Off

Sallie Mae

Type

Company - Public

Size

1001-5000

Revenue

$1B to 2B

Location

Multiple locations

Industry

Insurance
Banking/Mortgage
Accounting/Finance
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Founded

1972

CEO

Raymond J Quinlan

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