Accounts Payable Lead

Melbourne, FL /
Everything Else – Accounting & Finance /
What We're About
Aerion is on a mission to revolutionize global mobility by building the next generation of high-speed global transportation networks. We are committed to a vibrant and connected world where distance is no longer a barrier, and to innovation that is kind to our planet. Working at Aerion is so much more than building the world’s first carbon-neutral supersonic aircraft – it’s about bringing humanity closer together. 

Reporting to the Assistant Controller, we are looking for an Accounts Payable Lead to join our growing Finance Team at Aerion Supersonic. In this newly created role, you will be responsible for managing the AP process and all related responsibilities to ensure timeliness, completeness, and accuracy in accordance with GAAP in a high-growth environment.
You will be able to scale and make process improvements with a high volume of invoices, transactions and vendors while maintaining compliance with internal controls. You will work cross-functionally and collaborate with key Finance business partners (Procurement, IT, Ops, Marketing, etc.) throughout the company as well as with suppliers and vendors.

On any given day you might:

    • Initially, support the transition of the accounting activities, with a particular focus on Accounts Payable, from an outsourced accounting provider to the in-house accounting team, as well as the implementation of SAP
    • Once the in-house accounting function has been successfully implemented, perform more routine monthly accounting activities related to Accounts Payable
    • Lead the day-to-day operations of AP & support Purchasing/Procurement requests
    • Be responsible for timely and complete processing of all AP transactions and ensure accurate coding to General Ledger
    • Maintain effective relationships with business partners/vendors through timely and accurate payment and response to inquiries
    • Obtain and reconcile vendor statements
    • Be responsible for supporting accurate and timely completion of AP month-end closing process, perform monthly AP related balance sheet account reconciliations
    • Help develop, implement, and enforce policies and procedures
    • Coordinate with Purchasing departments to resolve 3-way match discrepancies
    • Supervise maintenance and filing of AP records in accordance with company guidelines
    • Identify and escalate priority issues timely to management
    • Assist with audit schedules for external auditors as needed
    • Supervise preparation of annual 1099 and other AP compliance reporting requirements
    • Own the vendor on-boarding procedures and the required tax forms
    • Provide support for special ad-hoc projects as directed by the Assistant Controller and the Controller

We're looking for someone who has:

    • Bachelor or higher degree in Accounting or Finance
    • 5+ years of experience in Accounts Payable
    • CPA or CPA candidate preferred
    • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
    • Strong problem-solving capabilities
    • Solid communication and project management skills
    • Ability to work execute on multiple priorities and meet deadlines
    • Strong analytic, inferencing, critical thinking and creativity in problem solving
    • Proven ability to perform complex projects/analyses
    • Strong aptitude to pick up new tasks and learn new technologies quickly
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with Aerion leadership, colleagues and vendors.
    • Ability to maintain organized effective procedures and systems
    • Ability to work unsupervised
    • ERP implementation and user acceptance testing strongly desired
    • SAP S4/Hana, Adaptive, Netsuite Experience a plus
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, including data analysis in excel or other tools
Let's Build a Company Together
We are looking for creative, courageous pioneers and innovators; people that are committed to having a profound impact on our world. We are looking for people who believe in a bold vision and can back it up with successful execution. People that love the beauty of flight and are deeply committed to protecting our planet. People that have unquestionable integrity and are committed to building a company the world can trust, and products that our customers know are safe.