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FirstBank is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Mortgage Accounts Payable Specialist

Territory: Nashville, TN

This position will work closely with the Corporate Accounting department and other internal departments to ensure that all vendor invoices are entered into the finance system of record, approved and paid timely. The person will be able to create schedules for regular as well as ad-hoc reporting and projects and be able to present to management teams. This person will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and will work closely with internal teams and management to continuously improve processes and improve efficiency.  

This person should be hands on and detail oriented to assist in establishing controls and review procedures to detect and minimize financial risk. They should have the ability to learn new things quickly, not be afraid to challenge the status quo and adapt to an evolving work environment recognizing changes and providing suggestions to handle arising issues.

This person should be a strong accountant who understand general accounting, chart of accounts and cost center structure, account reconciliation and resolution.

This person will be heavily involved in enhancing the Accounts Payable process in the companyís new accounts payable system and will help ensure that all vendor payments, employee expense reports are being appropriately recorded.   

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS  

  •   Ensures that all incoming vendor invoices are entered and coded within established timeframes to take advantage of discounts offered, and that issues and open items are investigated, communicated and resolved in a timely manner.  
  •   Ensures that all expense coding being used by the accounts payable team is correct, and that coding changes are made timely.  
  •   Process and reconcile credit card expenditures and expense reports, including auditing the reports to ensure compliance with company policy 
  •   Assists the Corporate Accounting group in reconciling applicable cash and Accounts Payable liability accounts. Interacts with appropriate areas to resolve the issues identified during the reconciliation process.  
  •   Helps manage the invoice approval process, working with the various managersí to adjust approval flows as needed.  
  •   Strong communication and interpersonal skills working with external and internal auditors to support timely completion of audits and compliance reporting.  
  •   Develop reporting to track and communicate volume and payment status.  
  •   Builds control documentation, and departmental policies and procedures.  
  •   Maintains vendor records including year-end 1099 preparation and tax related matters  
  •   Make sure all processes are in compliance with IRS regulations 

  

Desired Skills and Experience 

  •   Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and be comfortable working with large spreadsheets 
  •   Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and multi-task 
  •   Ability to work with minimal supervision 

 

 

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS  

  •  Bachelorís degree in Accounting preferred  
  •  Mortgage industry experience desired 

3-5 years of accounts payable experience desired

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