Associate Accounts Payable Specialist- Kennewick, WA

Employer: Lamb Weston

Job Description:
Title: Associate Accounts Payable Specialist
Location: Kennewick, WA
Country: United States of America

About Lamb Weston
Lamb Weston is a leading supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and vegetable products to restaurants and retailers around the world. For more than 60 years, we’ve produced innovative, inventive products that make life better for our customers and their customers.

Job Description Summary
The AP Specialist will partner in process development, policy drafting, and daily execution of accounts payable activities with business partners and suppliers. The AP Specialist will play a pivotal role in driving process automation to best support AP’s customer base.

The AP Specialist is responsible for the accurate and timely payment of invoices from approved suppliers, in a manner consistent with approved quality standards and performance requirements. The AP Specialist may also be required to support the development of the AP function to advance department or organizational goals, objectives, and interests. Finally, the AP Specialist is also responsible for the day-to-day resolution of stakeholder and supplier issues.

Job Description
- Incorporate AP / Finance principles into daily work activities
- Gather necessary information to complete AP requirements, support contracting, support supplier implementation, and support master data management activities as required
- Manage assigned items in accordance with approved AP / Finance programs using the established policies
- Process variable volume of invoices for payment
- Validate invoices with purchase orders
- Ensure payments are processed on time and accurately to suppliers
- Research and resolve any invoice discrepancies in an effective and timely manner
- Verify vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions
- Prepare Journal Entries as part of the month end closing
- Provide accurate records management relative to the AP function in accordance with policies
- Assist with additional projects at manager's direction
- Document and resolve supplier quality and performance problems using KPI’s, by identifying root causes and implementing corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence
- Assist in identification and implementation of cost improvement projects
- Assist plant procurement and plant stakeholders with finance related issues

Basic & Preferred Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent related experience or training
- 0-2 years’ experience in Finance, Accounts Payable or related field
- Ability to leverage computer software programs, specifically SAP or a comparable ERP solution, in addition to office productivity tools
- Ability to manage multiple priorities or projects
- Ability to influence management and build teams
- Ability to work independently and as a team player, be organized, and plan ahead
- Ability to maintain, develop, and execute departmental vision
- Excellent problem solving, interpersonal, and organizational skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to read, write and speak in English required. Bilingual/Multilingual skills desirable.

Industry-Competitive Benefits
Coupled with our compensation and bonus incentive programs, our benefits deliver rewards that are market competitive. Some of the most attractive elements of our benefit programs include:
Health Insurance Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision
Flexible Spending Accounts for Health and Dependent Care, and Health Reimbursement Accounts
Well-being programs including companywide events and a wellness incentive program
Paid Time Off
Financial Wellness – Industry leading 401(k) plan with generous company contributions, Financial Planning Services, Employee Stock purchase program, and Health Savings Accounts, Life and Accident insurance
Family-Friendly Employee events
Employee Assistance Program services – mental health and other concierge type services
Benefits may vary based on location, job role/level, job status, and/or the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Job Requisition ID: Req-222285
Time Type: Full time

Lamb Weston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law

Contact Person:
Location: Kennewick, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on March 01, 2022

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