Accounts Payable Specialist II

Position Summary

The Role
The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for the whole Accounts Payable cycle, which includes accurately processing a high volume of invoices from SAP Vendor Invoice Management System (VIM), uploads, iDocs and adjustments and to resolve complex issues within Accounts Payable.

Our Team
Discovery’s Global Business Services (GBS) organization maintains operations across the global including major hubs in Silver Spring, Maryland, Chiswick Park, London, Mexico City and Warsaw, Poland. The organization is known for its innovative thinking, best practice implementation and customer service. We seek to unlock financial value for the company through igniting curiosity in all of our team members, encouraging collaboration and constantly transforming.


1. Responsible for overall accuracy, review and processing of accounts payable transactions
2. Review invoices received for accuracy, appropriate level of approval, and adherence to established guidelines
3. Review accurate G/L coding of invoices and expenses
4. Accurately process vendor invoices into SAP Vendor Invoice Management (VIM) System
5. Interface with vendors on payment matters and dispute resolution
6. Investigate and resolve vendor queries
7. Generate and run weekly reports to monitor aging and VIM processing
8. Process adjustments, both in the payables system and via journal entries
9. Research escheatment checks and assist in state filing and compliance
10. Ensure appropriate sales and use tax codes and credits are applied
11. Ensure SOX compliance, including identification of control weaknesses and implementation of necessary corrective procedures
12. Assist with ERP implementations, process integrations, system upgrade testing and go-live support, as required


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience
Thorough knowledge of all aspects of Accounts Payable, including rules and regulations, with 5 or more years of full cycle Accounts Payable experience
Knowledge of general accounting procedures
Experience with ERP, preferable SAP
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Knowledge of sales tax rules in relation to invoices and payments to taxing authorities
Thorough knowledge of W-9 and 1099 processes
Ability to identify control or audit gaps and risks in processes
Ability to interact with internal and external customers utilizing positive interpersonal relations
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally (oral and written) and non-verbally
Ability to pro-actively identify problems and make decisions to implement solutions
Ability to be a team player, collaborator, and relationship builder
Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines
Ability to analyze data in excel to identify trends and opportunities
* Must have legal right to work in the United States

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