Accounts Payable Manager

THE COMPANY

The mission of SimpliSafe is to keep every home secure. It is our belief that being safe should be simple. SimpliSafe designs home security systems that are wireless, cellular and so user-friendly that they can be set up by anyone in minutes. In addition to our great products, SimpliSafe offers seamless 24/7 professional monitoring services, without the long-term contracts nor sky-high prices of traditional alarm companies. Simply put, we’re on an industry-disruptive mission to keep every home safe.

Founded in 2006, SimpliSafe is based in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. In 2014, we were ranked in The Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the US with a 3,000%+ three-year growth rate. In July 2020, CNET named SimpliSafe the best do-it-yourself alarm system. Fast forward to today, we protect over 2 million Americans and that number is fast rising. SimpliSafe is ushering in a new era, one where anyone anywhere can have a security system that is not only simple but also on the cutting edge.

THE JOB

 

The Accounts Payable Manager will report to the Senior Manager, Accounting and play a key role on the accounting team at SimpliSafe. You will become SimpliSafe’s first Accounts Payable Manager and oversee a small team that owns the full cycle of Accounts Payable ensuring accurate and timely recording and payment of roughly 200 weekly invoices. You will reinvent and optimize SimpliSafe’s Accounts Payable and Expense Management work streams as you and your team strive to gain new efficiencies and challenge the status quo. In this role, you will also serve as the main point of contact for inquiries from both internal and external stakeholders alike.  This is a fast-paced, highly visible role that requires time management, attention to detail and problem-solving skills. For the right candidate, this role will be incredibly rewarding with a tremendous amount of responsibility and visibility. 

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Manage a small team and build out efficient Accounts Payable and Expense Management processes
  • Develop guidelines for proper handling and coding of invoices and expense reports to maintain general ledger expense account and inventory records
  • Process invoices and expense reports through 3rd party tools to ensure accuracy with general ledger accounts, departments and payment terms
  • Ensure all invoices are approved for payment by appropriate personnel and raise any discrepancies
  • Monitor high-volume Accounts Payable email inboxes while developing SLA’s and metrics to improve and track response times
  • Collect all information necessary for new vendor set up and approval, including filling out credit applications to establish credit terms with vendors
  • Prepare weekly payment batches to ensure vendors are paid in a timely manner and in accordance with payment terms
  • Perform monthly Accounts Payable reconciliations
  • Maintain accurate records of all invoices and associated documents to comply with review of management and external auditors
  • Collaborate with vendors, buyers and other members of the organization to resolve problems

 WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 

  • Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of relevant experience in a full Accounts Payable process
  • At least two years in a managerial or supervisory capacity
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to thrive in a high growth and entrepreneurial environment where strong project management skills and the ability to juggle multiple priorities are a must
  • Track record of identifying process improvements and independently driving them from identification to implementation
  • An ability to hit the ground running and learn quickly; a self-starter
  • Detail oriented with the ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience with NetSuite and/or Coupa a major plus

 

What Values You’ll Share:

  • Customer Obsessed - Building deep empathy for customers and developing strong, long-term relationships with them.
  • Aim High - Always challenging oneself and others to raise the bar. 
  • No Ego - “no job too small” attitude, and open, inclusive and humble style.
  • One Team - highly collaborative approach to achieving success.
  • Lift As We Climb - A track record of investing in developing others and helping others succeed.
  • Lean & Nimble - working with agility and efficiency to experiment in an often-ambiguous environment.

 

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