UnityPoint Health

  • Accounts Payable Lead

    Requisition ID
    Accounting and Finance
    US-IL-Rock Island
    1011 27th Avenue
    9010 Administration
    Rock Island
    Central Accounts Payable
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    Work Type (Portal Searching)
    Full Time Benefits
  • Overview

    The Accounts Payable Lead has a thorough understanding of the A/P cycle and acts as a resource to Accounts Payable staff, providing knowledge and leadership for the Accounts Payable function.  The role ensures compliance with the organization’s policies and procedures, as well as driving new policies and procedures.  The Lead recognizes the difference between process and system issues, and will take the appropriate steps to initiate resolution of those issues. The Lead will monitor Staff workloads and productivity and will provide direction to Staff on a daily basis.  The Lead will coordinate projects, working to ensure projects are completed accurately and on time. They will assist the Manager with reporting, problem solving, planning and implementation of new processes and provide input on Staff performance evaluations. 


    • Monitors status of all areas of A/P day to day process, as well as driving process change across the department.
    • First point-of-contact for AP Staff to resolve questions and problems.
    • Leads process improvements and system automation.
    • Maintains appropriate internal controls to detect or prevent significant errors and irregularities related to the assets of the organization.
    • Reviews records of amounts owed and ensures oversight of prompt payment of invoices featuring discounts advantageous to the organization.
    • Overview of vendor credit balances and refunds to ensure timely resolution.
    • Leads Accounts Payable team towards a customer service oriented approach.
    • Ensures work standards are implemented by the team.
    • Drives leadership from within the team for change recommendations and implementation methods or procedures to improve the efficiency of the accounts payable functions.
    • Resolves escalated payment issues, escalating on to AP Manager as needed.
    • Assist with governmental reporting (i.e. 1099’s).
    • Aids with Internal and External third party audits of Accounts Payable information.
    • Engages in process and system automation improvements.
    • Adheres to proper internal controls to prevent significant errors and irregularities related to the assets of the organization
    • Ensures compliance with company policies & procedures.
    • Leads other initiatives as assigned.


    • A minimum of Three years related experience.
    • Experience with Lawson Enterprise Software Accounts Payable is preferred.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites.
    • Strong verbal/written communication skills. 
    • Ability to lead a team of peers.
    • Ability to work in a complex and changing environment.
    • Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs. 
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all departments, management levels within the organization, and external stakeholders. 



    Associate degree in accounting, economics, finance or related.


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