Accounts Payable Manager

Location : Location
US-CA-Los Angeles
Department
Finance & Accounting
Work Arrangement
Hybrid
Posted Min Pay Rate
USD $140,000.00/Yr.
Posted Max Pay Rate
USD $170,000.00/Yr.
Position Type
Full-Time
Job ID
2024-2941

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.  

About the Role

The Accounts Payable Manager is an integral part of Latham’s Accounts Payable team. This role will be responsible for managing and organizing the daily operations of the Global Accounts Payable department, in addition to providing guidance and support to practice office accounts payable functions, while directly managing Accounts Payable Supervisors and other key staff of the Global Accounts Payable team, including their schedules and work activities. This role will be located in our Global Services Office in downtown Los Angeles. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Setting goals and objectives of the department and working with key staff to ensure they are met; ensuring accurate and prompt completion of assignments and inquiry responses; ensuring that all tasks and duties completed are done within the firm’s set guidelines and policies
  • Generating performance evaluations and recommending salary increases, working with Human Capital & Talent to recruit, hire, train, coach, and manage the performance of employees
  • Reviewing, investigating, and resolving most problems encountered by accounts payable staff
  • Working and communicating with Practice Office Accounting Managers, Supervisors, and accounting staff to ensure high level accounting support and customer service are provided to the firm
  • Assisting as necessary with vendor invoices and voucher forms to ensure accuracy in coding and compliance with firm policy; this can involve reviewing, investigating, and resolving vendor statements for delinquent amounts, daily cash receipts log, unapplied cash memos, unapplied cash status listing, discrepancies, and unidentified receipts

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Demonstrate excellent leadership skills (i.e., organizing, planning, problem-solving and decision-making) necessary for effective management
  • Possess knowledge of how Accounts Payable processes interact with other critical finance processes
  • Display the ability to proofread the work of others to ensure compliance and accuracy

And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or a related field
  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional accounting experience in finance operations and accounts payable in a similar sized organization, preferably in a global professional services environment
  • Experience with on-line banking and automated vendor and expense reporting processes
  • Experience at a global multi-office law firm, accounting firm, or other professional services organization, preferably 
  • A minimum of five (5)  years of relevant management experience, preferably 
  • Experience with Elite or comparable accounts payable software application, preferably 

Benefits & Additional Information

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

 

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 11 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!

 

Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

 

Latham & Watkins is committed to diversity, equal opportunity, sustainability, and pro bono legal services. We draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms, and advance these commitments through the work of our Global Citizenship department. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

 

Latham & Watkins LLP will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO)​.  Please click the link below to review the Ordinance.

 

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Pay Range

USD $140,000.00 - USD $170,000.00 /Yr.

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