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AP Specialist I

Wolverine Worldwide | Rockford, Michigan Job ID 2024-10204


Wolverine Worldwide is a global marketer of branded footwear, apparel, and accessories. With an established global footprint that spans approximately 200 countries and territories, as well as a rock-solid infrastructure, Wolverine Worldwide is dedicated to advancing the following brands that comprise the ever-expanding portfolio: Bates, Chaco, Cat Footwear, Harley Davidson Footwear, Merrell, Saucony, Sweaty Betty and Wolverine. Wolverine Worldwide’s continued success is driven by our ability to stay true to our simple mission: we empower, engage and inspire our consumers – every step of the way.

The North American Accounts Payable team has a critical role in managing cash flow by ensuring accurate and efficient invoice processing and payment. As a part of that mission, this position will investigate and resolve invoice processing exceptions; perform payment activities; reconcile accounts; and work with buyers and vendors to proactively improve efficiencies. This fast-paced, detail oriented position will have a daily impact on business operations and will have the opportunity to interact with people across the Company.

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Job Description

  • Investigate, analyze and resolve standard invoice exceptions in Ariba / SAP for assigned vendors. Complete on a timely basis and with minimal guidance.
  • Perform payment activities (e.g. Execute payment runs, coordinate check distribution).
  • Assign invoice exceptions in Ariba ICS queue to AP team members each morning.
  • Coordinate with AP teammates to manage the Accounts Payable mailbox.
  • Coordinate with vendors and buyers to proactively prevent on-going exceptions related to incorrect or missing invoice information.
  • Reconcile vendor statements on a timely basis and work with buyers and vendors to address discrepancies.
  • Review aged invoice and blocked vendor reports regularly and take appropriate action to resolve issues.
  • Perform administrative support and assist with special projects (e.g. process and file payment paperwork, pull audit documentation, assist in tax form preparation, maintain forms and team SOP’s, answer emails in AP mailbox).
  • Perform basic Excel functions as needed to facilitate day to day responsibilities (e.g. Execute SAP transaction, export vendor master data from SAP and compile in Excel).
  • Performs duties consistent with the company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.
  • Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • 2-4 yrs. AP, Finance or Accounting experience
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, verbal / written communication, & organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work well within a team
  • Handles moderately complex situations with minimal direction
  • Able to identify/prioritize daily tasks and manage time appropriately
  • Able to perform tasks quickly while maintaining excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrates initiative in anticipating and solving issues
  • Moderate proficiency and comfort with Microsoft Office (especially Excel and Word) required
  • Experience with AP systems (e.g. SAP and Ariba) preferred

Working Conditions

Wolverine Worldwide has a flexible, hybrid work schedule, with three days in office and two days remote.

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    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.

    Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. is committed to creating a company that is as diverse as our consumers. We value the differences in one another and believe our differences make us stronger. Our diverse and inclusive corporate culture starts with the recruitment process. We are committed to being an equal opportunity employer. We aim to create equal opportunities for our associates, customers, and suppliers regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic.