Accounts Payable Technical Lead

Location US-VA-Herndon
Posted Date 1 month ago(01/18/2018 10:36 AM)
Job ID
# Positions
Experience (Years)
Finance and Accounting - Accounts Payable Technical Lead

External Description


Accounts Payable Technical Lead


The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 59,000 pilots at 33 U.S. and Canadian airlines), seeks an experienced Accounts Payable Technical Lead for our Herndon, Virginia, office.  The Accounts Payable Technical Lead prepares detailed, analytical reporting documents from the information generated in the Accounts Payable (A/P) department.  In addition, s/he interfaces directly with other departments, including Information Technology & Services (IT) and General Accounting, to design and implement procedures to capture and compile data necessary in report preparation and is responsible for the training of and problem resolution for issues arising out of these processes.  S/he is also responsible for writing various Lawson Financial Suite and Infor reports, as requested by department staff. 

S/he is the A/P resource person to resolve issues encountered with Lawson Financial Suite, Infor Expense Processing, and the Tableau analytics platform.  S/he, working directly with IT to resolve technical issues for the department.  Specific areas of responsibility include: every area of functional A/P processing, including all transactions for recording and payment of vendor invoices; member/employee expense reports; member Flight Pay Loss (FPL); monthly department reconciliations; and, the production of the annual 1099 and W-2 tax documents.  This also includes corrections to problems in processing Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payments, i.e., direct deposits, for both members and employees and other special projects that are technical in nature, e.g., Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments to vendors and processing payments from electronic invoices.

Travel: 0 – 2 %.


Minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area, e.g., accounting, finance, or related field, from an accredited college or university is required; or, the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three (3) years of related experience required; Lawson financial software, Infor expense processing, and Tableau analytics platform experience preferred.
  • Experience with automated accounting system(s) for asset management, expense processing, general ledger, and purchasing required.
  • Experience using data analysis tools required.
  • Accounting experience preferred.      
  • Excellent attention to detail and analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with contacts, internal and external.
  • Solid planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability working as an integral part of a team.
  • Software: Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.


Physical Demands:


Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.


Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet. Regularly required to maintain a stationary position; move about the office; determine what others have said or written; and, converse with others and exchange accurate information.


Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office. Also includes occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.


Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to twenty-five (25) pounds (lbs.). (Assistance may not always be available.)



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