Lead Accounting Specialist - Accounts Payable
- ID: 2023-3312
- Category: Accounting/Finance
Frontdoor is reimagining how homeowners maintain and repair their most valuable asset – their home. As the parent company of two leading brands, we bring over 50 years of experience in providing our members with comprehensive options to protect their homes from costly and unexpected breakdowns through our extensive network of pre-qualified professional contractors. American Home Shield, the category leader in home service plans with approximately two million members, gives homeowners budget protection and convenience, covering up to 23 essential home systems and appliances. Frontdoor is a cutting edge, one-stop app for home repair and maintenance. Enabled by our Streem technology, the app empowers homeowners by connecting them in real time through video chat with pre-qualified experts to diagnose and solve their problems. The Frontdoor app also offers homeowners a range of other benefits including DIY tips, discounts and more. For more information about American Home Shield and Frontdoor, please visit frontdoorhome.com .
As a Lead Accounting Specialist in Accounts Payable, you will perform a variety of basic to complex transactional accounting tasks, with minimal day to day supervision, in accordance with standard procedures in one or more of the following areas: general accounting, accounts payables, accounts receivable, or other related financial areas. Activities include, reconciliation of bank accounts, general and/or subsidiary ledgers, preparing of journal entries, creating/processing of invoices, applying/generating payments, administers company credit card program, and compiles segments of data for monthly closings. Contacts other departments and/or outside resources/agencies to resolve more complex problems. Ensures policies and procedures adhere to internal and external controls and facilitate operational effectiveness and efficiency of the order to collections cycle and/or procure to pay cycles.
Progress readouts (daily/weekly/monthly) to ensure deadlines are met, and goals and projects are on target for timely completion.
Prepares and ensures accuracy of daily, weekly, and monthly balancing and reconciliation. Identifying, documenting, researching, and resolving variances between source documentation and GL (general ledger).
Resolves day-to-day issues and advises management on recommendations to process/policy changes/ improvements.
Assists in the development and implementation of training materials related to Accounting Operations processes and procedures
System Administration and maintenance for 3rd party collection agencies and payment processers, company issued credit cards, Expense Management, and non-purchase order approval workflows.
Monitors system interfaces to ensure processes are completed and coordinates with the Digital team on special projects, such as researching and resolving issues.
Respond to audit requests timely and accurately.
Performs ad-hoc operational accounting analyses.
Recommends innovative approaches to drive continuous improvements.
Assist in the integration of new team members
May assume other duties as assigned.
Advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) skills
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally, contributing to overall team success
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, handle pressure well, be self-motivated and detail oriented.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Self-directed individual with ability to manage ambiguity and adapts readily and easily to changes in priorities and business conditions
Ability to analyze accounts, identify variances and unusual trends, and interpret results
Good judgment and decision-making skills
Understanding of business processes and impact of such processes on accounting processes/procedures, including identifying control risks
Technical/professional knowledge and skills:
- Knowledge of transactional accounting processes and procedures - Order to Cash and. or Procure to Pay practices including, laws and regulations, best practice processes and tools etc
Familiarity and/or utilization of systems such as; JD Edwards or other ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning system), Concur or other Expense Management systems, Coupa or other Procure to Pay systems, Blackline reconciliation and task management tools, Report writing systems such as PowerBi or Looker
Physical Role Requirements: Be seated at a computer intermittently for up to eight hours a day. Move up to 10 pounds occasionally, by lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise repositioning objects. Sitting for extended periods of time while using office equipment such as computers and phones. Repetitive motions using hands and digits; such as movement of wrists, hands, and fingers while picking, pinching, and typing during your normal working environment.
Minimum Education, Licensure and Professional Certification requirements: High school diploma required, Bachelors or Associate Degree in Accounting or related field preferred and/or Certification by an accredited organization i.e., IOFM
Minimum Experience required (number of years necessary to perform role): 4+ years in one or more of the following areas: general accounting, accounts payables, accounts receivable, or other related financial areas and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
Physical Role Requirements :
Be seated at a computer intermittently for up to eight hours a day. Move up to 10 pounds occasionally, by lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise repositioning objects. Sitting for lengthy periods of time while using office equipment such as computers and phones. Repetitive motions using hands and digits; such as movement of wrists, hands and fingers while picking, pinching, and typing during your normal working environment.
Minimum Education, Licensure and Professional Certification requirements:
High school diploma or GED required, preferably Bachelor or Associate Degree in Accounting or related field, and/or Certification by an accredited organization i.e., IOFM
Minimum Experience required :
4+ years of experience inone or more of the following areas: general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, or other related financial areas and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
This role pays between $24.57 Hourly to $36.88 Hourly and your actual base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, responsibilities, experience, and location.
At Frontdoor certain roles are eligible for additional rewards and incentives. Speak directly to your recruiter to learn more.
Our approach to benefits is holistic, and includes health, wellbeing and financial components including: insurance for medical/pharmacy, dental, vision, life, and disability, weight loss and smoking cessation programs, matching 401(k) and ability to participate in our employee stock purchase plan.
Learn more aboutbenefits (https://frontdoor.jobs/benefits/) at Frontdoor.
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Job Locations US-TN-Memphis
Type Full Time
Company AHS American Home Shield Corp
Frontdoor is a company that’s obsessed with taking the hassle out of owning a home. With services powered by people and enabled by technology, it is the parent company of four home service plan brands: American Home Shield, HSA, Landmark and OneGuard, as well as AHS Proconnect , an on-demand membership service for home repairs and maintenance, and Streem, a technology company that enables businesses to serve customers through an enhanced augmented reality, computer vision and machine learning platform. Frontdoor serves more than two million customers across the U.S. through a network of more than 16,000 pre-qualified contractor firms that employ over 45,000 technicians. The company’s customizable home service plans help customers protect and maintain their homes from costly and unexpected breakdowns of essential home systems and appliances. With nearly 50 years of experience, the company responds to over four million service requests annually (or one request every eight seconds). For more details, visit frontdoorhome.com.