Accounts Payable Expert – Media Industry

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This Account Payable leader has spent her entire career leading Account Payable organizations for large companies in several different media industries. She has extensive experience setting up and managing and monitoring BPO relationships and has a strong understanding of how BPO relationships are optimized. She has worked on many initiatives standardizing and automating processes for efficiencies and achieving best practice. She is an energetic and proactive leader who is highly analytical, collaborative and communicates well.



  • 15+ years of experience
  • Accounts Payable Offshoring
  • Managing Offshore Production
  • AP KPIs
  • Supplier Disbursement Management
  • Managing Complex Supplier Database
  • Controls for Credit and Collection Processes


Relevant Accomplishments

  • Oversee department of eighty team members who remit payments to insurance carriers after monies have received from policy holders
  • Responsible for ensuring payments are made within agreed upon carrier payment terms
  • Directly manage staff of seven directs reports.
  • Oversaw all supplier disbursements, employee travel and expense reimbursements, and company P-Card program
  • Directed Accounts Payable department of twenty-five with seven direct reports
  • Established employee and department goals
  • Mentored direct reports and engaged employees
  • Acted as primary liaison with Treasury, Benefits, Payroll, Claims, and Capital Planning.
  • Worked with suppliers and Procurement to ensure efficient onboarding and PO creation
  • Worked directly with IT team on standardizing processes, automating existing processes for efficiencies, and implementing best practices
  • Oversaw complex supplier database, focusing on controls, bank account set ups, payment terms assignments, 1099 coding, and supplier classifications
  • Ensured closing of AP subledger was completed timely and every month with proper posting of accruals and running of aging reports
  • Oversaw preparation of balance sheet recs for AP vouchered liabilities, unvouchered liabilities, and manual AP accruals
  • Worked directly with internal and external auditors on all Accounts Payable and year-end audits
  • Provided KPI reports through Oracle BI and SAP BI to show current and past due obligations and identify opportunities for process improvements
  • Oversaw 1099 reporting with Thomson Reuters
  • Ensured Accounts Payable policies were updated and hollowed
  • Managed Accounts Payable foreign tax withholding and compliance for all Dow Jones businesses
  • Effectively communicated US tax policies to Wall Street Journal, NY Post, and Barron’s contributing writers globally
  • Reviewed W8 forms for all non-US vendors on-boarded and assigned withholding rates
  • Reconciled AP sub-ledger to general ledger for tax withheld by vendor
  • Monitored KPI’s for PeopleSoft vendor set ups handled by EXL team in India
  • Managed day to day Accounts Payable process for US Shake Shack restaurants from start-up
  • Managed 1099 reporting
  • Managed Concur and JPMorgan Chase credit card program
  • Managed invoices for construction, facilities maintenance, and food inventory



  • Director, Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Payable Manager
  • Accounts Payable Supervisor
  • Senior Analyst, Accounts Payable Tax Compliance



  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Arts


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