Accounts Payable Manager

Employment Type

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Accounts Payable Manager

About us …

Hartz is a manufacturer of pet care products with a 91-year history. At Hartz, we truly understand the important relationship between you and your pet and pledge to provide products that make this relationship more rewarding and fun for both of you. Our product lines include wellness products, toys, accessories, treats, cat litter, and products for birds, small animals, and fish. We strive to develop and apply new ideas and technologies to give you and your pet the finest quality pet supplies — so your pet will live a healthier, happier and longer life.

The role …

We are seeking an Accounts Payable Manager with a passion for Pets and one who can share in our mission of strengthening the bond between all pets and their families!

This position will manage all activities in the Accounts Payable function. The Accounts Payable Manager will ensure timely payments of vendor invoices and expense vouchers, and maintain accurate records. They will review applicable accounting reports and accounts payable aging to ensure accuracy.

This position is located at our Secaucus, NJ Corporate Headquarters.

You will …

Ensure all vendors are created accurately, and all invoices are input timely, coded correctly, approved appropriately, and paid timely

Manage and support payment activities of AP team

Pay ACH and Wires through Oracle/ERP system

Be responsible for the collection and filing of all vendor W-9’s and annual processing of 1099’s

Verify and resolve discrepancies for Invoices on Hold and contact vendors if necessary

Have a thorough understanding of internal controls as they relate to AP function

Support the team in improving internal controls

Execute compensating controls and reviews to ensure processes are followed, and transactions are accurate and timely to ensure compliance to company policies

Process PO and non-PO related invoices and check requests in a timely manner

Respond to payment inquiries from vendors

Perform month-end AP closing duties, including journal entries, accrual entries, and reconciliations

Provide supporting documentation for external audits

Have a solid understanding of accounting and general ledger coding

Lead and define the work of the AP staff, develop work plans, and assess their performance

Seek continuous improvement and efficiency opportunities to improve the speed and effectiveness of payment activities

Partner with various internal departments to implement processes and policies that contribute to accurate payment and accounting

Provide reports and documentation, and answer accounting process questions for internal and external audits, as required

Perform other duties or projects as assigned

You’ll bring …

Minimum 3 years of experience managing the Accounts Payable process and staff

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

Extensive knowledge of accounting, management principles, and Accounts Payable procedures

Advanced knowledge of Excel (V lookup, Pivot table, etc.)

Proficient with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, Oracle preferred

High degree of accuracy, strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills

Effective verbal and written communication skills

Ability to work independently and proactively, as well as a collaborator on a team

Willing to take on additional responsibilities and grow the team

We offer …

Competitive compensation and generous employee benefits

Office perks, such as summer hours, company outings, bring your pet to work, and more!

Business casual work environment

Easy commute

If this sounds like a good match and you’re keen to hear more, please get in touch today!


Quality Products for pets since 1926

Hartz is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities & protected veterans.

Join a team of people who share a common passion — a love for pets.

If you are a pet person, you have come to the right place. We are pet people, obsessed with finding new and better ways to connect pets with the people they love and love them back. We work hard to bring innovative products to market, make a difference in our communities and support our teams both inside and outside of work.

Take a look at the career opportunities we currently have available. Hartz provides competitive compensation and generous and comprehensive employee benefits.

Hartz is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance in completing the on-line Employment Application, please call Human Resources at 800-354-0407, Ext. 120. When contacting us, please provide your contact information and state the nature of your accessibility issue. We will only respond to inquiries concerning requests for reasonable accommodations.

If we have a job in your area of interest and your background fits our requirements we will get back to you immediately.

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