Senior IT Accounts Payable Specialist

Company: KinderCare Learning Centers LLC ( Learn More )

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Job Description

At KinderCare Education, we make it our passion to nurture a sense of discovery, joy, and wonder in every child, every day, at every one of our centers. As the nation’s leading private provider in accredited early childhood education, we’re committed to delivering the highest-quality child care and educational opportunities for families and the dedicated professionals who serve them.

We see the greatness in each child, and we believe teachers can change the world. Every day, our more than 33,000 employees create a world of learning, joy, and adventure for more than 158,000 children. Whether you’re in one of our centers or providing support from our headquarters in Portland, Oregon, being a part of the KinderCare family means that you care deeply about positively impacting the lives of children and families through the power of education.

KinderCare Education has three brands to meet the needs of busy families wherever they need us:

  • We’re in neighborhoods with our KinderCare Learning Centers that offer early childhood education and care for children 6 weeks to 12 years old
  • We’re at offices with KinderCare Education at Work , our suite of family-focused benefits for organizations to offer to their employees, including on-site and near-site early learning centers, Back-up Care for last-minute child care and Care Select
  • And we’re at schools with our Champions before and after school programs
    Job Summary


    The Accounts Payable Specialist\Analyst within IT provides financial and administrative support by ensuring payments are completed and expenses are controlled by receiving payments, processing, verifying, reconciling invoices and tracking budget compliance according. Using this information, the IT Accounts Payable Analyst will establish policies and procedures in an efficient, timely and accurate manner while always striving to improve efficiency. This role also focuses on analyzing spend to ensure compliance and make recommendations. This role requires strong communication skills, a customer focused and flexible work style, and enjoyment working within a supportive, yet proactive team environment.


    Job Responsibilities

  • Manage invoice processing in line with the documented requirements
  • Match and validate invoices against Purchase Order data 
  • Validate receipt of goods and services against the Purchase Order, following through on exceptions with the appropriate business stakeholders
  • Resolve invoice and payment queries in line with vendor’s Service Level Agreements 
  • Configure new vendors in the system and manage changes to guarantee proper payment and reporting 
  • Provide timely resolution of vendor queries 
  • Working with internal customers to understand business needs and develop analytics to assist them making their goals
  • Identify opportunities for process and reporting improvements
  • Identify trends in data and prepare presentation materials for varied audiences
  • Maintain relationships with suppliers to ensure invoices comply with specifications 
  • Provide ownership and accountability 
  • Assist team in other areas as needed 
  • Ability to build relationships and drive positive outcomes both internally and externally 
  • Respond to and take ownership of any issues 
  • Job RequirementsSkills and Experience
    • Invoice and Payments Processing (Procure to Pay) 
    • Require judgment in resolving issues or in making recommendations
    • Financial process improvement 
    • Familiarity with Oracle ERP
    • Experience with Microsoft Office- Outlook, SharePoint 
    • Strong expertise with MS Excel, including the use of pivot tables, graphs and analytics
    • Comfort with verbal and written communication to a broad audience both internal and external 
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Comfort with a fast-moving, growing environment 
    • Experience managing AP relationships with external partners to drive optimizations
    • Minimum 3-4 years of work experience in Accounts Payable or similar processes 
    • Knowledge of technology industry and associated expenses and agreements
    • Knowledge of Telecom Industry is desired
    • Strive for constant improvement; not comfortable with status quo 

    KinderCare Education is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.