• Sr. Manager, Accounting

    Job Location US-AZ-Phoenix
    Accounting & Finance
    Position Type
  • About Blackhawk Network:

    Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. is a global financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and rewards programs in retail, ecommerce, financial services and mobile wallets. Blackhawk’s Hawk Commerce division offers technology solutions to businesses and direct to consumers. The Hawk Incentives division offers enterprise, SMB and reseller partners an array of platforms and branded value products to incent and reward consumers, employees and sales channels. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Blackhawk operates in 26 countries. For more information, please visit blackhawknetwork.com, cashstar.comhawkcommerce.comhawkincentives.com or our product websites GiftCards.comgiftcardmall.comGiftCardLab.com and OmniCard.com.


    The Sr. Manager of Accounts Payable will lead a team of employees in daily operational Accounts Payable activities in our shared services organization.  The Sr. Manager of Accounts Payable will be responsible for managing and directing all functions of the accounts payable process ensuring that the vendor invoices are processed in a timely and accurate manner.  Ability to analyze, identify, and develop process improvements in making the department more efficient.  This position will be a hands-on operational manager while also mentoring and leading the AP staff. A candidate with strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a changing environment will be important qualities to the success of this position. This position will report to the Sr. Director of Accounting Operations. 


    • Oversight of all accounts payable processes, including vendor relationship management, invoice coding and input, processing customer refunds, and first level partner reconciliations
    • Perform and supervise month-end closing processes within Accounts Payable to ensure all tasks are completed timely
    • Manages the timely and accurate completion and documentation of accounts payable related to account reconciliations and tie-out of the accounts payable sub-ledger to the general ledger
    • Responsible for process oversight and governance via the delegation of authority and ensure appropriate business approval for expenses
    • Create, enhance and monitor Accounts Payable reporting to assist in daily and period close analysis
    • Handle calls/emails from vendors and business units on items such as requests for invoice status, providing documentation, and working account reconciliations with our vendors
    • Supports the external quarterly reviews, annual audits and internal control audits, and assists in providing support for related accounts payable requests
    • Responsible for mentoring employees and preparing mid-year and yearly reviews for directs reports
    • Collaborates with team to develop and document all processes within the Accounts Payable department
    • Fosters and maintains key relationships throughout the organization in order to facilitate teamwork across departments
    • Assist with other duties assigned


    • Bachelor’s degree required with a major in Accounting or related field preferred
    • 8+ years’ in Accounts Payable and/or Accounting-related experience
    • 5+ years management experience; able to prioritize team members' work to meet deadlines
    • Shared services / payments industry experience a plus
    • Solid knowledge of all accounting principles and highly developed analytical skills
    • Possess a high degree of initiative, self-motivation, and resourcefulness
    • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to create and maintain positive relationships
    • Superior teamwork and strong customer service focus
    • Experience working in a high transactional volume environment
    • Team player who is adaptable in a high growth rapidly changing environment
    • Experience with Document Management Systems (DMS), OCR and workflow systems, ERP System, Microsoft Dynamics a plus


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