Accounts Payable Supervisor

Employee Type:  Full-Time

Chicago, IL, US

Job Type:  Accounting/Finance
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Ryan Specialty Group is looking for an Accounts Payable Supervisor to join our Chicago, IL team. We are a fast paced, energetic and rapidly growing organization that offers a great opportunity for someone interested in further developing their career. 

Position Summary:

The Accounts Payable Supervisor will be responsible for managing the Accounts Payable Operations team and the accurate processing of Ryan Specialty Group’s invoices, other disbursement requests, and handling vendor inquiries for RSG’s US and international operations. This individual must be able to supervise and lead team members, quickly adapt to changing business requirements, learn new processes, and work under pressure while providing a high level of customer service to both internal and external customers. This role offers the opportunity to gain exposure to multiple process areas and work closely with cross functional teams within RSG’s shared services organization.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the development of corporate Accounts Payable policy as well as ensuring that business and operational processes comply with all policies. Define and document processes and procedures for Accounts Payable operations. Implement Accounts Payable best practices and train team members as needed.
  • Responsible for establishing and implementing control framework and identify key financial controls for operations; verify processes and procedures comply with defined control requirements; routinely complete tasks for control requirements and ensure controls are operating effectively
  • Supervise and ensure Accounts Payable team is accountable to accurately process vendor payables in line with vendor terms. Ensure all payments are accurately recorded (timely), all expenses are classified correctly and in line with chart of accounts, profit/cost centers, and entity codes. Conduct weekly team meetings while managing the RSG Invoices mailbox daily and supporting the team’s daily operation and delegate work/tasks to team members. Meet personal and team deadlines for Accounts Payable Operations consistently.
  • Will ensure all Accounts Payable team members are cross trained to ensure sufficient backup responsibilities and duties are performed as needed
  • Complete monthly reconciliation of Accounts Payable to the general ledger, ensuring all payments are accurately recorded
  • Lead and implement process improvements/projects within the Shared Services organization and drive change on going transformational initiatives. Develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders, while collaborating with business partners and cross-functional teams to improve processes and financial performance.
  • Assist with ad-hoc analysis, reporting and special projects (e.g. leading large scale projects, root cause analysis of coding issues, and resolving vendor issues such as missing or late invoices/ payments)
  • Assist in financial statement preparation, creating close documentation including lead schedules, coordinating audit support, and perform ad hoc analysis for management. Provide reports and present results to management as needed.
  • Responsible for the day to day supervision of the Accounts Payable team to include assigning and prioritizing work, coaching employees on developmental and areas of improvement, managing performance and delegation of responsibilities. Communicate expectations and goals/objectives to team members.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance or related field required, Accounting degree preferred
  • Ability to set direction, lead team efforts, and delegate work to meet operational goals and objectives. Ability to work well with others in team environment as well as independently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills both written and verbal with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to effectively manage time, prioritize tasks/initiatives, and multi-task responsibilities
  • Exercise project management disciplines for process improvements/projects
  • General ledger systems knowledge including account reconciliation and analysis
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and proficient use of applicable technology (Microsoft Office suite)
  • Strong organizational and excellent communication skills
  • Thrive in a fast paced environment working under pressure while maintaining an emphasis on problem solving, critical thinking, attention to detail, and quality of work/deliverables
  • Experience and knowledge of SAP application and Accounts Payable module is a plus


Ryan Specialty Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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