AP Manager

Job Description

AP Manager
 
The Howard Hughes name is synonymous with entrepreneurial vision, tenacity and a pioneering spirit—values still embodied by The Howard Hughes Corporation today. While Hughes’ passion for aviation and the silver screen are legendary, it was his investment in real estate that forms the bedrock of the company.  At the core of our DNA, we believe we can Make Life Extraordinary.  We strive to embody these same qualities for every individual that our company touches, from stakeholders to partners, from consumer to shareholder.
 
We believe in “Thinking Big” at The Howard Hughes Corporation.   We demand excellence and an unrelenting dedication to success.  Our mission is to be the pre-eminent developer and operator of master planned communities and mixed-use properties in the United States.  We create timeless places and memorable experiences that inspire people while driving sustainable, long-term growth and value. We create environments where people want to live, work, shop, dine and play from coast to coast.
 
POSITION SUMMARY:  
The Accounts Payable Manager will be responsible for oversight of all Accounts Payable functions including the administration of the Nexus Accounts Payable & Concur Travel & Expense systems. Additional functions include supervision of staff, research, analysis, and resolution of complex payment and vendor issues, preparation of special reports, the maintenance of adequate internal control with regard to cash disbursements, and overall process improvement.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Ensures all vendors are paid per contractual terms and that inquiries and payment issues are responded to and resolved in a timely manner utilizing both Nexus & Concur payables systems.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the timely month-end close of AP systems in accordance with Corporate close schedule.
  • Manages the professional development of direct reports by establishing annual goals and objectives for each and advises staff on progress.
  • Monitor and ensure operational controls are in place in compliance with US GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley and the IRS.
  • Administration of payables system workflows.
  • Establish and ensure the operating effectiveness of internal controls that are SOX compliant.
  • Establish metrics to measure performance and benchmark key metrics and processes against best in class and report progress in a monthly scorecard to Senior Management to drive competitive performance.
  • Identify and implement opportunities to achieve best in class practices utilizing “lean” concepts.
  • Foster a strong customer service culture to ensure quality customer service is delivered to all business units.
  • Develop, implement and maintain systems, procedures and policies related to the Accounts Payable function.
  • Ensure high quality & integrity of vendor data in the accounting system.
  • Ensure unclaimed property meets audit ready compliance.
  • Manage and direct a Corporate and Purchase card program.
 
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
  • 7+ years of relevant experience with 3+ years of managerial experience.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and related products.
    Knowledge of generally accepted accounting/auditing control principles is required.
  • Must be knowledgeable of government 1099 tax regulations.
  • Good overall business acumen.
  • Results Oriented.
  • Strong Collaborative Skills, Positive Attitude, High Energy.
  • Must be deadline focused, organized and exhibit problem-solving skills.
    Excellent interpersonal skills, work with little supervision.
  • Build positive working relationships with employees at all levels within the organization.
  • Exercise sound judgment when making decisions.
 
PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
  • CPA or MBA preferred.
  • Experience with Nexus Payables system.
  • Experience with Concur Travel and Expense system.
  • Knowledge of JD Edwards’s general ledger application.
  • Real estate industry a plus.
  • Knowledge of operational excellence a plus.
EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required.
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