Job type full-time
Full job description
As a fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, target is an iconic brand and one of america`s leading retailers.
Working at target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday lifeCaring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and playWe prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one target teamAt our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we workIt’s how we care, grow, and win together.
Right on pace with target’s distinctive retail brand, target finance and accounting are transforming for the betterAs so much more than a behind-the-scenes number-cruncher, you will be a truly collaborative partner with a seat at the tableYou’ll bring your unique point of view, experience and passion for the work to your team and internal clientsWithin accounting, you’ll enjoy the interesting challenges of the competitive retail space, and you’ll have a 360-degree impact—rather than on just one part of the businessYou’ll see your contributions come to life in virtually every area of this dynamic enterpriseAnd you’ll grow and be challenged in your career while having a healthy balance with life outside of workA role in finance ops calls on your skills for quality financial and inventory reporting and accurate financials and technical accounting while providing thoughtful and responsive support, expertise and guidance to business partnersYour role will be critical to ensuring the success of target’s business initiatives and core retail operations.
As a srSpecialist, merch payables, you will be responsible for reconciling store/dc invoices for prompt and accurate paymentThis individual will provide extraordinary customer service to vendors and merchants by researching, resolving, and negotiating disputes relating to deductions from invoice payments in a thorough and timely manner, while ensuring protection of company assetsAdditionally, you will be responsible for:
Invoice reconciliation - identifies opportunities to improve payment processMaintains organized correspondence file of incoming, in research, and resolved disputesMaintains working knowledge of distribution, inventory, purchase order, markdown, unit information, transportation and accounts payable systems.
Vendor relations - provides extraordinary customer service to vendors and merchants by resolving disputesResearches all items disputed relating to deduction for shortage, cost differences, markdown allowance reversals, return discrepancies, accounts payable violations, terms/discounts and other miscellaneous vendor issues to establish their validityCoordinates research with the merchants, vendor relations and transportation to establish validity of deductions.
Productive partnerships - proactive in developing productive partnerships with merchandising, vendors and other areas of targetLearns and understands the process and business of our customers.
Process improvement: identifies invoice and purchase order issues which cause reoccurring processing problems and disputed deductions, including special focus on individual performance vendors (ipv)Work with supervisor to challenge status quo to resolve these continuing problemsContact the responsible parties to correct the issue, and follow up to ensure the correction was implemented.
Facilitates communication - maintains an excellent level of verbal and written communication between vendors and other areas of targetInitiates, coordinates and leads meetings between teams, merchandising, vendors and/or other areas of target.
Team and a/p accountability - operates in a “team structured” environment assisting with training and sharing expertise and informationWorks with other team members and takes responsibility for covering for any or all in your business groupParticipates in developing, implementing and achieving objectives/goals with the team lead and supervisor that are consistent with team, department and a/p.
Special projects - coordinates and/or participates in special projects as directed by sme, analyst or manager.
Core responsibilities are described within this job descriptionJob duties may change at any time due to business needs.
Four-year degree or equivalent experience
1+ years of previous accounting or accounts payable experience
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
Excellent negotiation, organizational and problem solving skills
Experience with word, excel, access knowledge
Strong teamwork and conflict resolution skills
Posted 5 days ago