Senior Accounts Payable Analyst in Richmond, VA at Owens & Minor, Inc.

Date Posted: 7/19/2018

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Performs complex analyst functions that support the research and closure of accounts payable issues, including accounts payable, rebates or pricing.  Collaborates with other analyst to identify and document opportunities for process improvement to mitigate or reduce financial risk.  Serves as the primary contact for internal departments to resolve difficult/large accounting discrepancies regarding invoice processing, rebate reconciliation, or pricing. 



1.      Researches and compiles accounts payable data for auditing internal processes and earmarking process improvements and ties them to the ledger.  Determines and implements internal audit procedures and methods.  Recommends process improvements to supervisor.

2.      Analyzes related data on a daily basis, researches issues and recommends solutions and/or alternatives to management, which affect the profitability of the Owens and Minor.

3.      Independently analyzes complex issues, related to Accounts Receivables, Contracts, Rebates, Product Pricing with Division, and Corporate teammates. This role is mindful of the interdependence of all of the functions and makes decisions accordingly.   Develops action plan to bring closure to open issues.

4.      Reviews and analyzes complex/large amounts of data on supplier administration activity using, but not limited to, MS Excel, and Access programs.  Utilizes expert excel skills (including pivot tables) and Visual Basic code.   Uses working knowledge of analysis tools to develop macros and build business object queries to expedite data analysis in identifying inefficiencies and process improvements.   Uses downloaded information from O&M systems.  Provides weekly reports to management. 

5.      Partners with distribution center teammates and internal customers by providing recommended solutions to manager for complex issues. This role is a subject matter expert for accounts payable.    Manages OS&D database - analyzes output and interfaces with the distribution centers to resolve issues

6.      Identifies and implements ways to streamline processes, ensure cost savings measures are considered, and provide recommendations to management.  Ensures the quality, integrity and commitment to our customers are not compromised. 

7.      Monitors key supplier Administration metrics in A/P, Communicates potential risk and exposure areas to management.  Follows progress on tasks and projects to reduce these risk/exposure areas.

8.      Thoroughly understands the underpinnings of the A/P system.

9.      Troubleshoots and serves as the 'system watchdog' for inventory payables system. 

10.  Serves as the subject matter expert for all improvement or systems projects; performs all systems testing; reconciles GL accounts.

11.  Serves as project lead on designated special projects, may act as project lead in the absence of the Manager.  Requires utilization of project management skills for both the short-term and long-term basis.

12.  Provides both training and technical support to management and teammates utilizing established PC software and mainframe system. 

13.  Works closely with other area analysts to ensure overall success in the area of supplier administration.

14.  Works within a shared-services environment, with matrix reporting lines to CEC leadership and global process leadership.

15.  Collaborates directly with client engagement, purchasing support, and finance operations teammates. Other direct interactions may include working with the Accounts Receivable, Pricing, Rebates, Accounts Payable, Master Data, and Invoicing groups.

16.  Assists Manager with planning and coordinating upcoming departmental events.



1.      Performs additional duties as directed.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, in Accounting or other related disciplinary area required
  • Ten or more years of experience as an analyst


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization and problem solving ability
  • Expert PC skills to include Excel, Word, PowerPoint and preferably Access experience
  • Knowledge of inventory management processes and knowledge of GAAP accounting procedures
  •  Ability to conduct complex independent analysis
  •  Ability to review, revise, implement and communicate changes to existing policies, procedures, and systems
  • Exceptional presentation skills
  •  Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization and complex problem solving ability
  • Ability to handle multiple, concurrent tasks and work independently
  • Ability to research and resolve accounting issues


  • May work extended hours on occasion

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