Accounts Payable Specialist

Job Number: R10002625
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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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.


Primary Function:

Oversees the Vendor Onboarding process for all NGP Suppliers in the Workday Financials System. Review Vendor Profile Forms for accuracy, maintain Vendor Master list, and monitor updates to Vendor Profiles in accordance with Company policies. Assist internal and external stakeholders with Vendor set up inquiries to ensure timely payments.


  • Review Vendor Onboarding Profiles submitted by NGP Finance and Operations for completeness and accuracy, including verification of TIN on IRS website.
  • Maintain Vendor Master list and oversee changes to Vendor Profiles in accordance with Company policy.
  • Act as customer service representative to business managers and vendors, researching and resolving issues related to Vendor Setup.
  • Assist with annual 1099/1042 process and other tax and compliance mandates.
  • 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.


  • 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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