AP Payment Analyst

Parkland Corporation - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Parkland is an independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products and a leading convenience store operator. We’re helping communities stay on the move and our team members serve retail, commercial, and wholesale customers across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region and the Americas. Our purpose as Parklanders is to energize people and businesses to get them where they want to go. We’re a passionate team of down-to-earth achievers, committed to getting our customers, colleagues and communities further, faster.

Position Title: AP Payment Analyst

Team and Location: Corporate Services – Accounts Payable Calgary AB

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Supervisor, AP Payments, the AP Payment Analyst is responsible for administering supplier payments and related functions in a high-volume fast paced work environment. The successful candidate will have a solid grasp on accounting principles and analytical techniques to ensure compliance with accounting / SOX standards. The Payment Analyst possesses superior communication and customer service skills as this role is required to work with several internal and external groups, including Finance, Treasury, Tax, Projects, Operations, and Procurement, as well as external Suppliers. The role will be focused on process efficiency and effectiveness, as well as delivering a high level of customer service to ensure prompt Supplier payment.

Key Responsibilities:
Prepares and executes the daily trade run process; prepares payments via cheque, EFT transfer and or Wire Payment.
Administers the payment close process in JDE.
Executes the Duplicate Payment reporting process prior to each trade run, identifying potential duplicates, placing the transaction on hold until verification of the voucher transactions validity, resolve by reversing the transaction or processing for payment.
Problem identification and resolution of EFT Rejection transactions to minimize delay in Supplier payment; run report weekly; prepare monthly reporting with variance explanations.
Problem identification and resolution of outstanding Payments On Hold transactions, currently $10M of outstanding which impacts the monthly Accounts Payable Aging financial results.
Use various software applications, such as spreadsheets, Power BI and or the DAS reporting tool to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.
Responds to payment enquiries from Suppliers and or internal customers in a professional and timely manner; ie Payroll, Tax, Bank Reconciliation team.
Assists with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures; Involved with planning, organizing and control of process flow and payment of obligations and adherence to Accounts Payable policies and procedures.
Reconciles and maintains accounts payable balance sheet accounts.
Assist with monthly closings and preparation of monthly financial statements and reports.
Verifies and approves Vendor Master File banking changes; utilizes fraud prevention processes.
Contributes and takes ownership of AP roadmap tasks related to payment functions.
Analyzes information and provides results with the requirements of periodic audits.
Provides support to AP Supervisor as required; provides vacation coverage.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting / Commerce / Business is required.
3 years’ experience as an accountant or financial analyst.
Working knowledge in electronic accounts payable processing environment.
Working knowledge of large ERP Systems: JDE, SAP, Peoplesoft or similar.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively relay information to all stakeholders including senior leadership.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
Proven customer service skills - recognized for giving excellent customer service.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Team player with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.
Ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships.
Strong critical analysis and problem-solving skills.
Strong time management skills with the capability and flexibility to respond to critical deadlines, changing priorities and requirements.

We Offer:
A safety focused work environment and ongoing safety training.
A share in our success through the Employee Share Purchase Plan and 100% company matching.
Flexible medical and dental packages, a Health Care Spending Account, along with a supportive Employee and Family Assistance Program.
In-house learning and development opportunities, leadership training, and internal growth opportunities.
An employee referral program – earn up to $2000 for your referral.

Candidates must be legally able to work in Canada at this time. Parkland regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas.

We thank all candidates in advance for their interest, however only those being considered will be contacted.

Parkland Fuel Corporation is committed to the principles of Employment Equity.

We strive to provide accessibility in employment to ensure equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. Parkland Fuel Corporation will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability, please notify us upon scheduling your interview.