Waters Accounts Payable Supervisor in Milford, Massachusetts

For over 50 years, Waters Corporation has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance. Specifically, the company designs, manufactures, sells, and services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry technology systems and support products primarily in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. Our innovations enable significant advancements within the pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical, industrial, food safety, environmental, academic and government industries. Waters is a publicly traded corporation (NYSE:WAT) with more than 6,500 employees and is represented in over 100 countries around the world.

Waters Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Waters Corporation is seeking a motivated Accounts Payable Supervisor to join our Finance Organization. The Accounts Payable Supervisor is responsible for the Accounts Payable team and will report directly to the Accounts Payable and Shared Services Manager, with exposure to the Senior Director of Financial Planning & Analysis. This position requires the ability to multitask in a fast-paced professional environment while working with people at all levels across the entire organization.

  • Manage, coach, develop and train the Accounts Payable team comprised of 5 AP Coordinators.

  • Facilitate a consistent balance of workflow amongst the team while maintaining an excellent level of service to our internal customers and external vendors.

  • Lead the Accounts Payable functions, ensuring efficient, accurate and timely processing of multiple payment methods in accordance with the corporate guidelines and procedures.

  • Analyze current processes and procedures to ensure best practices are implemented.

  • Ensure mitigation of financial risk by adhering to all internal controls and facilitating support of both internal and external audit requests.

  • Maintain and perform process and system controls for SOX compliance

  • Complete month-end close tasks and manage year end 1099 tax reporting processes.

  • Collaborate with the Procurement team to ensure cohesiveness of processes between the two teams.

  • Actively participate in ongoing AP/P2P projects, global expansion and systems production support initiatives

  • Perform additional responsibilities as requested by Management

Basic Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience effectively hiring, motivating and developing a team.

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational and customer service skills.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with focused attention to detail.

  • Self-motivated positive team player with ability to interact with individuals at all levels.

  • Ability to make independent decisions in accordance with company policy.

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to propose positive business solutions to problems.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in Accounts Payable processing and management as well as process improvement and project management.

  • Strong process and data-driven background.

  • Broad knowledge of the entire procure-to-pay process desirable

  • Ability to make presentations and interface with senior leadership.

  • Experience in using SAP accounting and purchasing modules.

Company Name: Waters Division

External Company URL: www.waters.com