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Accounts Payable Supervisor

May 27 2021
Industries Public administration
Categories Accounting, Finance, Management accounting, Accounts payable, Accounting technician, Management, Administration, Accounting, Finance
Markham, ON

Accounts Payable Supervisor – 3 Year Contract
$77,088 to $87,606 CAD Annually

The City of Markham, an award-winning municipality with more than 350,000 residents, is Canada's high-tech capital and most diverse community, enjoying a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy.  Committed to being a model of public service excellence, with a workforce that is representative of the population we serve, we are looking for people who share our values and are champions of innovative practices.  Diversity is one of Markham's strategic priorities, and we strive to develop and maintain an environment that is inclusive and creates a sense of belonging for all. 

For more information on this role and to apply online, please visit our website at by June 20, 2021

Position Summary:

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Accounts Payable Supervisor.  The newly created position will report to the Senior Manager, Procurement & Accounts Payable and provide strong leadership and expert guidance to four (4) Accounts Payable staff. The position will provide supervision, and co-ordinate daily department activities, which includes overseeing all payments to ensure policies, by-laws, are followed and accounting principles adhered to.  

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the Accounts Payable Department through the efficient payment of all vendor accounts
  • Responsible for supervising the workflow of the department 
  • Directing and/or assisting in the performance of tasks when required
  • Leads and acts as Accounts Payable project manager for the role out of a new Accounts Payable automation system 
  • Provides effective guidance and direction to staff by establishing priorities and objectives and fosters effective teamwork among employees
  • Reviews work productivity of Accounts Payable Department to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Addresses performance issues and makes recommendations for professional growth 
  • Ensures correct processing and timely payment of invoices in conjunction with other Accounts Payable Staff
  • Balancing and reconciling accounts on a monthly basis and adjusting and correcting opening and closing entries including Accounts Payable monthly and year-end accruals
  • Ensures that all cheques complies with policy and proper approval is attained for release of payment  
  • Periodically performs backup duties of staff in Accounts Payable
  • Perform key analytics to monitor Accounts Payable trends
  • Leads the procurement card program ensuring transactions are reconciled and uploaded in a timely manner
  • Approves the set up of new vendors and changes to vendor addresses, as required, verifying the accuracy of the information
  • Answering queries from all vendors regarding issues with invoices or payment of them.  Directing calls from vendors to appropriate party to solve problems as they arise. 
  • Performs other related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Business Administration, with 5+ years progressive accounting, including accounts payable experience with at least two years in a supervisory capacity   
  • An accredited accounting designation (CPA)  
  • Interpersonal skills; the ability to effectively communicate and interact with those this position supervises, other City colleagues, and individuals external to the City 
  • Sound judgement and ability to handle matters of a confidential, political and/or sensitive nature
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment; 
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel proficiency

Core Behaviours:

  • Service Excellence: Leads and supports staff in meeting or exceeding service standards when interacting with customers. 
  • Change & Innovation: Effectively implements change and supports and involves staff through change transitions. 
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Leads and supports staff in working together collaboratively, fosters teamwork and inclusion, and cultivates relationships. 
  • Communication: Models active listening and clear communication, and supports staff members in communicating effectively. 
  • Accountable Results Oriented: Role models ethical behaviour and accountability; clarifies expectations, policies and legislation and supports staff in meeting them. 
  • Management & Leadership: Supports a positive work environment, develops and enables staff, sets clear expectations, provides regular feedback, and addresses performance.

The City of Markham is committed to inclusive, accessible and barrier free employment practices and to creating a workplace that reflects and supports the diversity of the community we serve.  Please let us know if you require an accommodation and we will work with you to ensure a barrier free hiring process. network