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Valmont Industries, Inc. Lead Accounts Payable Specialist in Valley, Nebraska

28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

Reporting to the Supervisor of Shared Services Accounting, this position is responsible for activities and operations in the accounts payable functions within the Shared Service Accounting group. This includes building a full knowledge and understanding of Valmont accounting systems and internal controls. This position will have the responsibility of ensuring timeliness and accuracy of payments. A qualified candidate will have the ability to identify areas of concern and make educated, well-thought recommendation. The incumbent is held accountable for safety, continuous improvement and lean processing within the accounts payable.

Essential Functions:

  • This individual contributor position reports into the Supervisor of The Center of Excellence Disbursements and has no direct or indirect reports

  • Oversee and troubleshoot Accounts Payable payments based on method of payment (Concur & ACH Rejects)

  • Monitor invoices entered with error system status and follow up to correct

  • Provide customer service point of contact for Accounts Payable team

  • Ability to operate a personal computer (software - MS Office), 10 key calculator, and other office equipment

  • Basic data entry and keyboarding skills

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)

  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks

  • Above average attention to detail and accuracy in working with numbers

  • Monitor project spending on projects

  • Obtain appropriate approvals and process legal invoices in a timely manner

  • Manage ACH enrollment process for businesses

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Prioritize and organize the workload so that advantageous discounts are taken and enter all debit memos to avoid overpayment

  • Complete corrections for all purchase order items on 3-Way Match

  • Assist in completing end of month AP processing

  • Audit and take action on the Received Not Yet Invoiced Report to ensure accuracy of supplier payments and statement of balance sheet accounts

  • Obtain proper approvals for invoices

  • Maintain accuracy and timeliness of input of supplier invoices

  • Ensure suppliers are paid on time and at correct amounts and that applicable discounts are taken

  • Correctly input all related data; i.e. account numbers, invoice numbers, invoice dates, etc., upon processing supplier invoices

  • Accurately match purchase orders to invoices and research discrepancies

  • Balance invoices entered into QAD

  • Communicate in a pleasant and timely fashion with personnel within the organization and with outside suppliers to resolve billing discrepancies, issues related to payments, or other items which are preventing or delaying the processing / payment of supplier invoices

  • Review, research, and resolve debit and credit balances and resolve receipts over 30 days old

  • Manage accounts payable document files – scan, index and file invoices

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • High school diploma and 4+ years of relevant experience or Associates Degree

  • Working knowledge of general accounting office practices

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Outlook

  • Understanding of the payables function and possess the technical aptitude

  • Ability to perform basic math functions such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing

  • Ability to pay attention to detail and follow instructions

  • Ability to effectively identify and resolve problems in a timely manner

  • Ability to communicate effectively with various levels throughout the organization

  • Passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results 

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree in Accounting or Business

  • Demonstrated experience in an Accounts Payable role

  • Knowledge of accounting software: QAD, and SAP, IFS, or Sage

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting. The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. No travel requirements for this position. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer. The employee is occasionally required to move about the office. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.

Valmont Industries, Inc. is a leading producer and distributor of products and services for the infrastructure and agricultural markets.

Valmont began in 1946 when founder, Robert B. Daugherty, combined his $5,000 savings with a wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. From those modest beginnings, the company grew into a global leader of engineered products and services for infrastructure, and water-conserving irrigation equipment and solutions for agriculture.

From lighting and traffic structures to guide the way, to communication towers that keep people connected, to utility structures that power homes and businesses, to irrigation equipment and technology that helps grow the world’s food, we are committed to Conserving Resources. Improving Life ® .

Four primary business segments comprise Valmont: Engineered Support Structures; Coatings; Irrigation and Utility Support Structures. We manufacture products in over 80 different facilities spread across 6 continents and do business in over 22 different countries. Valmont is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol (VMI).

We are passionate about our products. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking products and processes to new markets, developing new products for existing markets, and continually improving across the company to ensure that Valmont solutions are always the global industry leader.