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MidAmerican Energy Company Manager, Accounts Payable in Sioux City, Iowa

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)

The manager, accounts payable directs the accounts payable functions including fraud prevention, vendor setup and maintenance, invoice and employee expense report processing and preparation of 1099’s for multiple platforms including Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company, MidAmerican Energy Company, Midwest Capital Group, BHE Renewables, MidAmerican Energy Services and BHE Transmission. This position oversees all facets of accounts payable operations including managing the day-to-day activities of the accounts payable staff and interface with the treasury department, researching vendor invoicing/payment inquiries, responding to questions from management and the organization, implementing new cost-effective processes and policies and ensuring the integrity of the accounts payable system through proper controls and balancing.

Typical Duties

Perform management activities for 11 direct reports, including employee safety, selection and development of employees, employee counseling, motivation and salary administration with the primary objective of ensuring that all information entered into the accounts payable system is accurate and all payments are made in a timely manner. (15%)

Coordinate prioritization of work as staffing changes occur due to illness, turnover and vacations to ensure that vendors and employees continue to be paid in a timely manner and invoices that are not able to be processed get communicated to the appropriate individuals throughout the organization. (10%)

Complete special projects as assigned, which includes leading or participating in project teams requiring an expert on accounts payable operations. (15%)

Document, implement, communicate and maintain company policies, procedures, forms and instructions for the accounts payable department and the company. (10%)

Respond to both internal and external customer inquiries and requests regarding all aspects of accounts payable. Handles escalated, unusual, or difficult vendor inquiries and situations. (15%)

Determine and analyze internal performance measurements as they compare to best practices with the accounts payable industry. (5%)

Analyze, test, and implement ways to increase the cost-effectiveness of paying vendors which includes the transitioning of paying vendors through ACH or EDI. (10%)

Manage costs within responsibility center 035, which includes budget preparation, budget variance analysis and implementing changes to achieve departmental budget goals. (5%)

Provides instruction to perform vendor database maintenance within the accounts payable system. This includes proper setup of vendor, review of payments to vendor, confirmation of banking information to prevent fraud, preparation of form 1099, 1099 communication with vendor, and submission of the required information to the Internal Revenue Service. (15%)

Perform additional responsibilities as requested or assigned. (5%)

Provide training and communication to the organization and the department regarding new and/or revised accounts payable policies and procedures. Responsible for the coordination of all intranet policy, procedural and changes to forms as necessary. (10%)

Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance or related field or equivalent related work experience. (Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree.)

Five or more years of related experience, including one year in a supervisory/leadership role.

Advanced leadership skills to direct the activities of individuals and/or teams toward the accomplishments of goals.

Strong management skills to ensure adherence to Company policies and procedures.

Effective interpersonal skills and leadership abilities.

Effective analytical and problem-solving skills necessary to recognize patterns in data, information or events and ability to draw proper conclusions and make recommendations for action.

Effective oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills to transmit information accurately and understandably.

Experience with Microsoft Office software package and Oracle.

Project management skills; ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Job: *Accounting

Organization: *Finance & Accounting

Title: Manager, Accounts Payable

Location: IA-Sioux City

Requisition ID: 2000772

Other Locations: IA-Des Moines