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Accounts Payable Manager, Corporate Accounting


New York

Job description

Position:  Accounts Payable Manager, Corporate Accounting

Reports to:  Managing Director

About Wafra

Wafra Inc. (“Wafra”) is a leading global investment firm currently managing approximately $28 billion in assets and commitments across a variety of asset strategies. Behind our investment strategies are talented professionals, principally in New York and other financial centers, who bring expertise and experience to deliver strategic, reward-focused solutions. Wafra seeks to provide long-term investment return solutions that span not just years, but generations.

Position Description

Wafra pursues excellence in all areas of its operations and activities; the Accounts Payable Department which is part of the Corporate Accounting Department (the “Department”) is no exception. The Department is currently comprised of thirteen seasoned professionals with significant prior experience from leading private accounting firms as well as other leading businesses who collectively make up a diverse and dynamic team. The Department seeks to provide the Firm with exceptional service in controlling expenses by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices. The Department executes administrative tasks to ensure smooth business operations by exercising independent judgment and discretion of matters of significance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises and trains accounts payable team
  • Oversees the processing of vendor invoices and check/wire requests
  • Ensures approval for payments from appropriate personnel
  • Self-sufficient in accurately coding invoices with general account numbers
  • Manages and maintains Concur Invoice set up
  • Manages information flow between Concur and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Answer inquiries from vendors and Wafra employees regarding status of payments and policy on a timely basis
  • Monitor open and recurring invoices and follow up with department’s personnel to ensure timely process of outstanding invoices
  • Ability to focus on multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize workflow to meet deadlines
  • Coordinate and prepare all required tax documents and payments
  • Prepares vendor data related inquiries and projects and perform other duties as required to support the Corporate Accounting Department
  • Familiar with existing policies and procedures; quick adaption to policy and procedure changes; make recommendations for procedural improvements when such occasions arise
  • Ability and willingness to process invoices


  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting preferred, prior experience in similar capacity
  • Experience with Great Plains Dynamics preferred
  • Experience with SAP Concur
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel skills
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively as needed
  • Exceptional written & verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management and work prioritization skill
  • Impeccable ability to manage both team and process with strong attention to development, facilitation and negotiation
  • Highly motivated and detail oriented

Please send your resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Accounts Payable Manager”.

This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Wafra Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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