Manager, Accounts Payable

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Accounting & Finance
Redwood City, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
WHO WE ARE
Zūm has reimagined student transportation, the nation's largest mass transit system. Our
integrated end-to-end cloud-based platform provides a modern service for school districts
purpose-built around the needs of kids and the expectations of their families. Zūm provides one
seamless, real-time interface for parents, drivers, schools, districts, administrators, and
operators, to transport children safely and with increased visibility and personalized care. Our
multi-sized vehicle approach includes an electric vehicle-first commitment, reduces student
commute times by up to 20%, and coupled with our marketplace, delivers added fleet efficiency
and optimization. We have been driving the industry forward since 2015, and with more than 8
million miles completed to date, we are leading a new era of safe, reliable, efficient, and
sustainable transportation.
WHAT WE'VE GOT GOING ON
Reporting to the Director, Accounting, the Manager, Accounts Payable is responsible for
ensuring the integrity of accounts payable across the organization by providing strong
leadership and process optimization with a focus on controls. The successful candidate will be
knowledgeable, analytical and decisive with excellent leadership and communication skills. The
position requires the ability to identify and tackle problems, standardize processes and ensure
smooth operations for a growing organization.
WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO
- Develop, implement, improve, and enforce policies and department controls to increase
accuracy and efficiency.
- Manage Accounts Payable staff, including proper allocation of work resources, performance
management and other supervisory responsibilities.
- Build and maintain relationships across the organization as well as with third party vendors.
- Oversee full cycle AP activities, reviewing all invoices and payment runs, to ensure that they
are completed accurately and on time.
- Lead the accounts payable month-end closing process.
- Support the year-end and interim audit process as needed.
- Lead annual 1099 and 1042 reporting requirements
- Provide regular updates to leadership using meaningful metrics and KPIs to aid in
monitoring the performance of the team.
- Manage vendor master database, including approving all new vendors and changes to
existing vendors.
- Lead and participate in special projects as necessary
WHAT YOU BRING TO ZŪM
- At least 7 years of AP experience with a minimum of 4 years managing a team
- Extensive knowledge of accounting and management principles and accounts payable
procedures
- Experience working with an international 3rd party accounts payable processors is preferred
- Experience with SOX and internal controls as it relates to AP
- System savvy – Netsuite, Tipalti, Divvy and G-Suite experience is preferred.
- Detail oriented individual who can track, manage and course correct activities of the team as
needed
- Strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving abilities with organizational and time
management skills
- Highly motivated, collaborative, hard-working, and able to work in a fast paced, informal,
and often ambiguous environment
- Great team player, communicator and listener
- BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance or business administration