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Accounts Payable Specialist (CW)

Location: West Hollywood, CA
Date Posted: 01-07-2019
OWN is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand - and the  magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com.
The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for managing the invoice workflow within SAP’s Vendor Invoice Management (“VIM”) system.  This individual ensures all documents considered for payment are properly forwarded into the workflow system for processing within OWN's policies and payment guidelines.  S/he also provides customer service support to the Accounts Payable customers.  

  • Process high volumes of vendor invoices on a daily basis
  • Coordinate with department managers to obtain invoice approval prior input into SAP
  • Prepare weekly check runs and gather supporting documentation for supervisor review
  • Open incoming mail and scan invoices (and check copies) onto the OWN network
  • Obtain vendor statements on a monthly basis and reconcile activity
  • Respond to inquiries from outside vendors regarding invoice payment status or other miscellaneous requests
  • Assist the Accounting Generalist with the processing and reconciliation of corporate credit card expenditures
  • Ensure invoice and check copies are properly filed in the storage room
  • Assist the finance department with month end close tasks (i.e. GL reconciliations, data downloads, etc).  
  • Perform research / analysis on an ad-hoc basis as requested by management

  • BS, BA, or related years of experience
  • Full cycle Accounts Payable experience including invoice processing, check and electronic payment, vendor statement reconciliation, and closing procedures
  • Must be detail oriented and process high volumes of data accurately
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; Intermediate knowledge of MS Excel (Reporting, Pivot Tables, Importing and Exporting Data).
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks to meet tight deadlines
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
OWN, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, disability, genetic information or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law.
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