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Accounts Payable Specialist

Job Number: R10002623
Brand: National Geographic
Job Type: Finance / Accounting
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Job Posting Date: May 16, 2018
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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

National Geographic

The National Geographic Channels form the television and production arm of National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society. As a global leader in premium science, adventure and exploration programming, the Channels include: National Geographic Channel (NGC), Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo People and Nat Geo MUNDO. Additionally, the Channels also run the in-house television production unit, National Geographic Studios. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society’s commitment to exploration, conservation and education with entertaining, innovative programming from A-level talent around the world, and with profits that help support the society’s mission. Globally, NGC is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages, and Nat Geo WILD is available in 131 countries and 38 languages. National Geographic Partners is also a leader in social media, with a fan base of 250 million people across all of its social pages. NGC contributes over 55 million social media fans globally on Facebook alone.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Primary Function:

Responsible for processing accurate and efficient payments to NGP Suppliers. Prepare disbursement cycles in Workday Financials, reconcile AP subledger to GL and Bank, and review AP Aging to help manage Vendor accounts. Assist with invoice processing to ensure accurate GL coding, and answer inquiries related to payment status.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and run disbursement cycles in Workday Financials for review and approval by AP/Treasury Manager.
  • Reconcile disbursement ledger to the GL and bank statement, ensuring all payments are properly accounted for.
  • Prepare and review AP Aging report for Supplier account maintenance.
  • Act as customer service representative to business managers and Suppliers, researching and resolving issues related to invoice processing and payment status.
  • Manage invoice posting exceptions, identifying the correct AP workflow for Supplier invoices not matched to a business manager for processing.
  • Assist with annual 1099/1042 process and other tax and compliance mandates.
  • Prepare ad hoc reporting for Cash Flow and other financial analysis.
  • Assist with inquiries during SOX and audit reviews.
  • Other projects as assigned to support NGP AP accounting functions.

Education & Experience: 

A degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.  3+ minimum of related work experience. Prior AP/Vendor experience preferred.  General ledger and journal entry preparation a plus.

Skills:

  • Proficient Knowledge with computer based accounting systems, preferably Workday, and all Microsoft office applications (Access, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Solid written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of GAAP and best practices of Industry
  • Strong Organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks in complex automated general ledger environment.
  • Detailed oriented, ability to perform in-depth research account analysis and reconciliation;
  • Ability to identify problems and recommend solutions to management
  • Ability to manage time efficiently, meet deadlines and prioritize workload

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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