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As a Staff Accountant-Accounts Payable at Inspire Brands, you will play a crucial role in managing the company's financial operations by ensuring accuracy and efficiency in accounts payable processes. You will be responsible for account reconciliations, AP activity analysis, AP search accruals, and the monitoring of key performance indicators (KPIs) related to accounts payable.

This position... sits in our Atlanta Support Center, with the expectation to be onsite 80% of the time.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• ​Perform regular and ad-hoc account reconciliations to ensure accuracy in AP records.
• Identify and resolve discrepancies and variances in a timely manner.
• Collaborate with other departments to investigate and resolve reconciliation issues.
• Ensure accruals and journal entries are booked during month-end close.
• Process monthly reconciliations in the ARCs system in a timely manner.
• Analyze accounts payable transactions and data to identify trends and patterns.
• Prepare reports and summaries (including an AP trades aging report) and communicate findings to the AP team.
• Provide insights and recommendations to optimize AP processes and reduce costs.
• Maintain and update accruals for accounts payable to accurately reflect outstanding liabilities.
• Ensure that accruals are properly recorded in accordance with accounting standards and company policies.
• Collaborate with other teams to validate accrual amounts.
• Develop and track KPIs to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of accounts payable processes.
• Prepare regular reports and dashboards to monitor KPIs and provide insights for process improvement.
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement changes based on KPI analysis.
• Continuously evaluate and improve AP processes to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
• Identify automation opportunities and work with IT teams to implement system enhancements.
• Stay updated on industry best practices and trends in accounts payable.
• UCP/Escheatment backup.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS
• 4-year Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field is required.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in accounts payable, financial operations, or financial analysis.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, or ABILITIES
• Strong understanding of accounting principles and practices.
• Proficiency in accounting software and ERP systems (e.g., Oracle, Basware, Workday, Concur, etc.).
• Advanced Excel skills, including pivot tables and data analysis.
• Proficiency in Office applications, including PowerPoint and Word.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to interpret and analyze data and make recommendations based on findings.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication, and organizational skills.
• Ability to plan and complete work effectively and efficiently, meeting assigned deadlines.
• Ability to multi-task and shift priorities.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team.
• Oracle and Basware experience is a plus.
• System process and control knowledge is a plus.
• Relevant certifications (e.g., CPA, CMA) is a plus.

Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes more than 32,000 Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin’, Jimmy John’s, and SONIC restaurants worldwide.

We’re made up of some of the world’s most iconic restaurant brands, but we’re much more than just a restaurant company. We’re a team of hundreds of thousands who individually and collectively are changing the way people eat, drink, and gather around the table. We know that food is much more than a staple—it’s an experience. At Inspire, that’s our purpose: to ignite and nourish flavorful experiences
Atlanta GA USA

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