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Accounts Payable Shared Services Specialist - Corporate

Employee Type:  Full-Time

Chicago, IL, US, 60601

Job Type:  Accounting/Finance
Secondary Location: 
Years of Experience: 

Position Summary:

            The Shared Services Specialist - Accounts Payable will be responsible for work performed directly in the Accounts Payable operations and the accurate processing of Ryan Specialty Group’s (RSG) invoices, other disbursement requests, and handling vendor inquiries for RSG’s US and international operations. This individual will be the main point of contact for Accounts Payable operations and report directly to the Accounts Payable Supervisor. The role will assist in leading the Accounts Payable team within the Procure to Pay process, learn and document new processes, and work in a fast-paced environment while providing a high level of customer service to both internal and external customers. The Accounts Payable Specialist will gain broad exposure to many areas of the business and have the opportunity to work closely with cross-functional teams within RSG’s Shared Services organization.

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as the main point of contact for Accounts Payable Operations, with the focus on daily monitoring of the RSG invoices mailbox, addressing time sensitive inquiries, resolving account issues, and providing exceptional customer service
  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of vendor payables in accordance with corporate policies, internal controls and applicable vendor terms, including proper classification of expenses within the chart of accounts and management reporting structure.
  • Define and document processes and procedures for Accounts Payable operations and identify areas for improvement. Identify, test and implement Accounts Payable best practices and train team members as needed.
  • Assist with accruals process and complete monthly reconciliation of Accounts Payables and Accrued Liabilities to the general ledger
  • Assist with ad-hoc analysis, reporting and special projects. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Undergraduate degree preferred
  • Minimum of 2 + years’ experience required in invoice and payment processing, recording transactions in the general ledger, and performing AP module close cycle
  • Experience in working with a Procurement department within the Procure-to-Pay process is preferred
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment with strong teamwork attitude, as well as independently. Ability to follow instructions and take direction.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrate effective customer service skills with a stakeholder focus to build and strengthen relationships with business partners, and ability to resolve customer inquiries (internal and external), on a priority basis
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to effectively manage time, prioritize tasks/initiatives, multi-task responsibilities simultaneously, and meet established deadlines
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and proficient use of applicable technology (Microsoft Office suite)
  • Experience and knowledge of SAP application, Accounts Payable module, annual 1099 reporting, and Blackline is a plus


Ryan Specialty Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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