Accounts Payable, Director

Accounts Payable, Director


US Nationwide –Remote

Full time

Job Description

SUMMARY: As Director of Accounts Payable, you will be responsible for leading the business processes, systems and applications that support critical Procure-to-Pay (P2P) functions across Stride. You will engage with both cross-functional stakeholders and external partners to ensure quality customer support and compliance. You will showcase your experience by championing business enhancements and providing strategic solutions to promote efficiency, effectiveness, and new thinking within the Stride Finance organization. This role will report directly to the Assistant Controller.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their essential duties.

  • Lead the core monthly Accounts Payable functions including vendor setup and maintenance, batch payment processing, T&E/Corp credit card program, etc.
  • Designs and implements short-term and long-term strategies to achieve continuous improvement in Accounts Payable operations
  • Directly engages with Stride Finance and other key cross-functional leadership to deliver regular Key Performance Indicator (KPI) briefings and other ad hoc management reporting (as requested)
  • Develops budgets and policies and procedures to support the functional area infrastructure
  • Provides consultation, education and training to all departments on accounts payable policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the yearly 1099 process and compliance
  • Oversee monthly reconciliations and reporting processes
  • Oversee competition winner payouts and form 1042-S submissions (including yearly form 1042 submission)
  • Improve free cash flow and general cash management techniques and reporting processes
  • Perform statistical analysis to determine trends, estimates, and significant changes, and write narrative reports explaining findings
  • Expand process flow documentation and reference materials
  • Monitor compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and assist with the implementation of new standards as they arise
  • Oversees compliance with all company policies and procedures as well as maintaining compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) regulations
  • Responsible for managing CAPEX spend and quarterly forecasted spend provided by FP&A
  • Lead special projects and identify process improvements to further build efficiencies
  • Responsible for month-end close deliverables (including but not limited to closing the accounts payable modular in general ledger system, trade accounts payable reconciliation to general ledger, balance sheet flux analysis, etc.)
  • Review/prepare audit schedules and support internal/external auditors
  • Lead accounts payable integration into NetSuite from legacy systems for acquisitions
  • Oversee centralization of portfolio company accounts payable business processes.
  • Lead accounts payable system improvements and integrations (examples include but not limited to OCR invoice reader, vendor management portal, travel management system, etc.)
  • Responsible for implementing company-wide monitoring, compliance and reporting initiatives for escheatment/unclaimed property in accordance with federal and state filing requirements; lead all active audit engagements and provide timely updates to leadership, including estimation of potential liability.
  • Directs the reconciliation of electronic procurement and payment systems with the university ERP system.
  • Advises management on all accounts payable and procurement card matters in partnership with the Treasury department.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of up to 8 10 Full-time Equivalent (FTE) regular employees and/or contractors.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • Bachelors degree in accounting, finance, or related field
  • 10+ years of accounts payable, shared services or general ledger accounting experience
  • 7+ years of managerial experience
  • Advanced financial systems experience (NetSuite preferred)
  • Ability to clear required background check


  • MBA, CPA or CMA
  • CAPP certification

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Candidates must be available to travel to Strides corporate headquarters at least 10% of the time. The noise level in the office is usually moderate (computers, printers, light foot traffic).

This position is virtual and open to residents of the 50 states, D.C.; preference will be given to candidates in the Washington D.C./Reston, VA area.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Stride, Inc. considers a persons education, experience, and qualifications, as well as the positions work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value when determining a new employees salary level. Salaries will differ based on these factors, the positions level and expected contribution, and the employees benefits elections. Offers will typically be in the bottom half of the range.

We anticipate the salary range to be $140,643.75 – $239,870.40. Eligible employees may receive a bonus. This salary is not guaranteed, as an individuals compensation can vary based on several factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, geographic location, experience, training, education, and local market conditions. Stride offers a robust benefits package for eligible employees that can include health benefits, retirement contributions, and paid time off.

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