Accounts payable supervisors typically lead teams of staff members in accounts payable departments for their organizations, as well as facilitate monthly reports using accounting applications and software and prepare their departments for a variety of auditing processes. Problem-solving skills are important in this position, and they may need to provide support and thorough analyses to senior accountants within the organization.
Accounts payable supervisors communicate with other bank agencies, respond to inquiries, and participate in company meetings regarding strategies and procedures to increase efficiency. They typically work in an office setting during regular business hours and use a personal computer to run calculations, complete spreadsheets, and fill out tax documentation. They also write detailed reports to be presented to accounting executives and may work with accountants and other finance professionals to share project information and exchange data and projections. These supervisors must be organized and pay close attention to detail while following strict financial regulations, and they also develop strong business relationships with vendors and business representatives. They may work in a fast-paced environment to meet strict deadlines and set schedules, and Microsoft Office programs may be necessary to create a variety of documents.
A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field is generally required for this position, and prior experience in accounting is highly beneficial. Industry certifications are also helpful.
Accounts Payable Supervisor Tasks
Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete.
Verify the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.
Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records.