Accounts Payable Manager

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General information


The fourth largest seed company in the world, Limagrain is an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain markets field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.
HM.CLAUSE, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, is an innovative global leader in the development, production, and commercialization of vegetable seeds. HM.CLAUSE belongs to the top 5 vegetable seed entities in the world. With over 2,000 varieties in more than 20 vegetable crops, HM.CLAUSE provides innovative solutions to growers worldwide.  





Position description



Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Main Goal

HM.CLAUSE is a Business Unit of Limagrain, an international agricultural co-operative founded and managed by farmers. HM.CLAUSE specializes in the breeding, production, and sale of vegetable seeds. From the world market to the farmer's market, we collaborate with our customers to deliver successful solutions for the agricultural challenges of today and produce the highest quality vegetable seeds for the future. Our global team of experts and state-of-the-art research facilities enable us to work side-by-side with growers to provide the most regionally relevant and reliable vegetable seeds available.

Job description

The Accounts Payable Manager is responsible for ensuring the consistent operation of all daily Accounts Payable related functions resulting in a timely and accurate month end close. The Accounts Payable Manager will lead key initiatives to streamline the system and processes while overseeing the day to day activities of the accounts payable team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

•Manage end to end Accounts Payable process to include: vendor setup, internal/external vendor relations, manage vendor master data, AP disbursements, 1099, W8-BEN, W9, sale/use tax and tax related matters.

•Develop, implement and maintain systems, procedures and policies, including all accounts payable functions to ensure adherence to company guidelines and SOP for all processes within the department and oversee bi-annual cross training among staff. Harmonize processes between EMEA and AMPA.

•Supervise and mentor the Accounts Payable team. Train and evaluate employees to enhance their performance, development, and work product. Addresses performance issues and makes recommendations for personnel actions. Motivate and reward employees via 1:1 meetings, annual reviews and participates in hiring process when required.

•Lead and implement new P2P system streamlining the processes, going paperless and moving vendors to ACH/wire vs. manual checks.

•Manage the Concur Travel and Reimbursement Process to include full ERP automation, departmental reporting and training. Domain lead to support implementation in other business units.

•Administer the Company's Corporate Card Program including automation with Concur/JDE, implementation of e-payables and adherence to the company policy.

•Review and establish a baseline process for approvals, internal controls and fraud mitigation.

•Analyze accounts payable activities for performance, including timeliness, accuracy, and proper general ledger coding.

•Lead the closing of AP ledger each month, including but not limited to review of outstanding payments, ensuring all transactions are properly recorded, accrual of AP invoices by major general ledger account and prepare the monthly reconciliation of subsidiary accounts to the general ledger.

•Coordinate with purchase requisitioners and business owners to ensure timely generation of purchase orders.

•Work closely with operational department managers and teams to improve transactional processes, create efficiencies and enhance performance.

•Provide accounting assistance relating to accounts payable and respond to accounts payable inquires and questions or concerns from other departments.

•Act as a liaison between the company and external auditors with respect to the accounts payable related requests.

•Assist in cash forecasting for the treasury department.

•General ad hoc reporting and special projects as needed.


Education & work experience :
BA/BS Degree in Accounting and/or equivalent experience,
5+ years of experience in Accounting and/or Accounts Payable
Management experience preferred
Experience in corporate accounting environment preferred 
Strong computer skills to include Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access) 
JD Edwards One World, Oracle, Concur or Basware experience desired
Must be fluent in English; Spanish or French fluency a plus

Position localization

Job location

America/Carribean, USA, California


260 Cousteau Place, Davis, CA 95618, États-Unis

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Bachelor's degree

Minimum level of experience required

5 years or more