S&ME, Inc.
  • 14-Apr-2020 to 2020-06-30 (EST)
  • 2910-RALEIGH
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Full Time

S&ME is proud to offer high quality, affordable, comprehensive financial and wellness benefits. The package includes a 401 (k) retirement plan; an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP); medical, dental, life and disability insurance; a full suite of voluntary products; a Flexible Spending Account and an Employee Assistance Program; and paid holiday, vacation and sick time. We also provide employees with an opportunity to further their professional growth through certification training and our Credential Incentive Program.

Position: Accounts Payable Manager

Requisition Number: 2020-2910-05



S&ME is an employee-owned engineering firm that provides civil, geotechnical, environmental, planning, landscape architecture, survey and construction services. Consistently ranked in the top 100 of ENR's Top 500 Design Firms, our markets are diverse and include transportation, energy, water/wastewater, commercial development, industry, healthcare, education and government. We recruit top talent and are currently seeking an Accounts Payable Manager to join our Corporate Finance team to be based at our Headquarters located in Raleigh, North Carolina.


As the company has grown quickly, this position will be responsible for leading several immediate process improvements and projects related to strengthening internal controls, ACH payments, expense reporting, expense policy management, invoice routing, purchase order implementation, and Federal Acquisition Rule compliance.



Additional Key Job Functions:

  • Oversee the accounts payable function within the finance team and will supervise the corporate AP clerks.
  • Mange the process of timely and accurate AP invoice approval, data entry, reconciliation of accounts, month end financials; payment of approved invoices and reporting; ensuring adherence to company guidelines;
  • Reconcile vendor accounts and obtain adjustment where appropriate;
  • Manage, update and improve the travel and expense policy, expense reporting process and credit card program;
  • Develop and improve the subcontractor and purchase order process;
  • Hire, train and develop AP staff; including evaluating performance;
  • Develop and implement appropriate key performance indicators (KPIs)/business metrics for the payables function' and team performance;
  • Provide accounting assistance to project managers and operations staff; respond to financial questions/concerns to meet business needs;
  • Manage internal and external relationships through prompt payment and reconciliation of account activity;
  • Provide problem and invoice resolution assistance to vendors and internal company personnel;
  • Provide various reports and perform basic accounting functions as required;
  • Assist with other AP related responsibilities as needed.


Experience needed to be successful in this position:

  • Implementing standards; proven track record of developing, implementing and maintain systems, policies and procedures, and internal controls related to accounts payable;
  • Leading change; formulates objectives, priorities and implements plans consistent with the long-term goals of the company; builds a shared vision and provides the direct guidance on responsibilities changes, training and communications;
  • Exhibited leadership; cultivates a positive team environment; displays the ability to focus on short-term goals to reach long-term objectives; fosters growth and development of the AP team, while also holding the team accountable for performance milestones and objectives;
  • Ability to drive results; clearly communication the direction and strategy of the AP function holding yourself and your team accountable for delivering timely high-quality results in; driving decisions and strategy that align with company's strategic plan.



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration preferred;
  • Six (6)+ years of accounts payable experience required; Four (4)+ years' experience in a supervisory or managerial role required;
  • Experience in an Architecture/Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) industry or other professional services preferred;
  • Experience with ACH implementations;
  • Experience with Concur preferred;
  • Experience with FAR Compliance preferred;
  • Experience with Subcontractor payables;
  • Microsoft Excel experience required;
  • Knowledge of financial software programs, BST software experience preferred;
  • Ability to perform 10-key by touch with high accuracy;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Commitment to organization and highly detail-oriented work.



This is a full-time position with competitive pay based on experience. Successful candidate must meet requirements of the company's Fleet Management Program, Substance Policy and Reference check program. Submit resume, cover letter, salary history and expectations for consideration. Only qualified candidates with acceptable employment eligibility verification (I-9) will be considered. Visa assistance not provided. S&ME reserves the right to fill this position with an internal or external candidate at any time during the search.   S&ME is not responsible for unauthorized job postings or submissions of resumes using external links/websites.


No candidate/recruiter calls, personal calls or walk-ins accepted.


An Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans; VEVRAA Federal Contractor


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