Demant

AP Specialist

Department Birdsong
Job Locations US-FL-Jacksonville
Job ID
2022-16777

Overview

Summary

Demant is a leading international hearing healthcare company that develops, produces, and sells hearing solutions, accessories, diagnostic instruments, and personal communication. The group operates in a global market with companies in more than 30 countries, employees exceeding 14,000, and revenues of well over 2 billion USD. Demant has a strong presence in the US market and is looking for outstanding passionate talent committed to the goals and mission of the company. As one of the global market leaders in the hearing health care field, opportunities exist in many of our businesses, shared services, as well as new ventures and projects. Group companies collaborate in many areas and share resources and technologies.

Birdsong Hearing Benefits is Demant’s managed care company within the United States. Birdsong serves as a hearing benefits manager and third-party administrator in delivering hearing care benefits and services to health plans, employer groups and unions. Birdsong also provides oversight to its subsidiaries which include Advanced Hearing Providers, a workers compensation organization headquartered in Portland, OR, Your Hearing Network, a network of discount plans and providers headquartered in Somerset, NJ, AudioNet America, a third-party administrator and Great Lakes Provider Network both headquartered in Clinton Township, MI.

Birdsong Hearing Benefits seeks to hire an Accounts Payable Specialist who will oversee and process transactions within accounts payable to ensure vendors are paid in a timely fashion. In this role, you will work as part of a small, collaborative finance team and collaborate closely with other departments. You will have the opportunity to have a clear impact on the company’s growth while developing your accounting skills. Ideal candidates will thrive in a fast-paced startup environment and grow with the company to take on greater responsibility over time.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  • Enters vendor invoices and charges expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports. Report significant variances to management.
  • Ensures all vendor invoices, credits, and disbursements are properly approved
  • Resolves any contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies.
  • Schedules and prepares company checks, bill payments and bank wires as required.
  • Maintains accounting sub-ledgers by verifying and properly posting account transactions.
  • Verifies vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions
  • Processes corporate card transactions and monthly payments/reconciliations of credit cards
  • Processes check requests and expense reports on a regular basis
  • Provides analyses for transaction history
  • Tracks and maintains historical vendor invoices and records.
  • Complete all special projects and other duties as assigned by Director, Finance

Qualifications

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QuALIFICATIONS

Requirements and Must Have Criteria

  • Operational Endurance: Success for this role must have at least 3+ years Accounting, or Finance experience and/or training in healthcare, provider, TPA, health plan, or medical device
  • Interpersonal, Communication, and Relational Building Skills: Ability to relate to and effectively work with a diverse group of individuals, groups, and people collaboratively and diplomatically. Proven ability to engage internal and external constituencies. The person must possess an uncanny ability to handle and to resolve conflict in a productive and direct manner. Excellent oral and written communications are a must. The person must also exude high energy with a positive manner and a can-do attitude and excellent judgment.

Other Personal Characteristics and Experience

  • Ability to simultaneously balance and adjust to multiple changing priorities and make decisions with speed and accuracy.
  • A true team player who takes a collaborative approach with leadership and peers and other colleagues.
  • Impeccable values, ethical standards, and a strong moral compass with integrity.

Successful candidates for the Accounts Payable role will possess the following:

  • A solid financial team player with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus.
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
  • Effectively interact with internal and external customers to understand their needs and explain data.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in person and via telephone with customers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with non-technical administrators.
  • Demonstrable competency with programs including Microsoft Excel. Experience using ERP systems.

 

EDUCATION

Associates Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Business preferred

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