Manager, Accounts Payable

| Greater LA Area
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Who we are.

Golden Hippo is a young, growing direct to consumer digital marketing company committed to helping everyone live their healthiest life. We create cutting edge health, wellness, and beauty products and work tirelessly to get them into the hands of the people who need them most - our customers. Our e-commerce platform enables us to do so powered by incredible tech talent.

We're growing fast, but our core values remain the same as when we were founded in 2010. If you're passionate about cutting edge marketing and technology, design, copywriting and video editing, and the operations behind all this, we want to hear from you. And if you are results driven, ambitious, a creative problem-solver, have a positive energy, collaborative and team oriented, and a continuous learner we might just be the perfect place for you!

The role.

Golden Hippo is currently looking for an Accounts Payable Manager who will be responsible for leading the day-to-day AP operations and manage the monthly AP close. This person will create a service-oriented environment to meet the needs of internal/external stakeholders, ensuring prompt and thorough response to all requests. This role is a key member of the Accounting and Finance team, and will be critical in leading and completing projects to develop and strengthen cross-functional policies and procedures in order to maximize efficiency. 

Why you should work with us.

Here at Golden Hippo we work in a lively, laid back work environment with a fully stocked kitchen for our employees to use. We pride ourselves in our incredibly diverse workforce. We intentionally strive to cultivate, create, and celebrate a rich, vibrant and inclusive culture of belonging where our employees feel respected and empowered. We also offer:

  • Competitive salary (DOE)
  • Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, life...)
  • Matching 401K plan
  • In-office CrossFit gym with professional coaches
  • Yoga and meditation breaks
  • Casual, "no dress code" atmosphere and an open, inspiring office space
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities such as manager and employee development classes, book clubs, webinars, mentorship program, Hippo Talks, and much more. 
  • Regular celebrations and happy hours
  • Highly interactive work with a talented, diverse, passionate team
  • UNLIMITED room for growth and results-based pay increases


See what it’s like working at Golden Hippo! 

What your day will look like.

  • Ensure that invoices and payments are processed in accordance with terms, with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness to take advantage of any potential discounts and avoid penalties and/or interest. Ensure proper three-way matching prior to payment. 
  • Support the accuracy of Accounts Payable related general ledger accounts by ensuring that routine activities are being completed in a timely manner (e.g., payments are entered, credit memos are applied, POs are being closed).
  • Review coding and subsidiary allocations for Accounts Payable invoices, credit card expenses, and petty cash posted to the General Ledger.
  • Review banking support items for reconciliations, returned payments, positive pay exceptions.
  • Manage and maintain the employee expense reimbursement process by ensuring that expense invoices are appropriately approved by department heads and paid accurately and timely. 
  • Research, resolve, and communicate invoicing issues, discrepancies, or outstanding balances on vendor accounts accordingly. Reconcile monthly vendor statements.
  • Work closely with the Accounting team to ensure month-end accruals are properly recorded. Create and enter journal entries as necessary.
  • Prepare and/or review account reconciliations including review of the Accounts Payable and Received Not Invoiced subledgers for completeness and accuracy. 
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations for A/P accounts. Reconcile cleared checks in ERP system.
  • Review and document operating practices, procedures and/or systems.
  • Ensure accurate reporting of Form 1099s annually.
  • Develop, monitor and report on key department metrics, such as invoice aging, accuracy and efficiency.
  • Perform and/or prepare ad hoc analysis, tasks and reports
  • Assemble information for external auditors for the annual audit and quarterly reviews.


The best candidates will have.

  • Associates Degree in Accounting/ Bookkeeping or related field required
  • Extensive knowledge about accounts payable procedures, as well as experience with accounting and management principles. Accounting degree preferred but not required.
  • 5-7 years of experience managing Accounts Payable in a high-volume, fast-paced environment, including prior management experience. E-commerce experience preferred. Extensive experience coding invoices to general ledger accounts and allocating to subsidiaries required.
  • Comfortable working in multiple systems and software environments. Ability to drive and assist in the implementation of new systems. Netsuite, Sage, MS Dynamics, Oracle, SAP or other mid- and large-tier ERP experience preferred.
  • Accounts Payable experience working with product inventory (specifically experience with Three Way Matching) required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office; specifically, Excel V-lookups and Pivot Tables
  • Excellent project management, verbal communication, analytical and written skills. Ability to multitask. 
  • Impeccable organizational skills and attention to detail. Strong planning and problem-solving skills. Strong math and analytical skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the desire for continuous learning and improvement. Must get along with people, be a team player, self-starter, with excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to professionally facilitate meetings and be comfortable communicating one-on-one with vendors to resolve issues.
  • Experience leading projects to completion, including implementation of ACH (book to bank) - working with bank coding, inbound and outbound files, automation of vendor onboarding, and outsourcing of check printing.
  • Own relationships with vendors and serve as the central escalation point for any vendor issues, ensuring prompt handling of internal and/or external inquiries including timely provision of status updates to relevant stakeholders
  • Is accountable for results, approaches obstacles proactively, and looks for ways to resolve problems and issues. Have a work ethic based on a strong desire to exceed expectations. 
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to work in a team environment, give honest, direct feedback, and is a solid verbal and written communicator.

Golden Hippo is always looking for smart, driven self-starters who are excited to build a place for themselves in one of the most fun, exciting companies in Los Angeles. If you thrive on community and communication, learning from your failures, and embracing the unexpected, Golden Hippo just might be the place for you.


Golden Hippo Company Culture Highlights:

  • Winner of Comparably's Award for Best Company in Los Angeles 202019
  • Winner of Comparably's Award for Best Company Happiness 202018
  • Golden Hippo is ranked in the top 5% of companies for Work Culture on Comparably.

Check us out on Comparably! 


Equal Employment Opportunity
Golden Hippo strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of age (40 and over), ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), family and medical care leave or the denial of family and medical care leave, mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), marital status, domestic partner status, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veteran status, political affiliation, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship, race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, and gender expression, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law, rule, ordinance or regulation.
 
We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, for applicants in Los Angeles, California, and consistent with applicable laws in other areas.

Hiring Practices
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Golden Hippo recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. Golden Hippo may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.
 

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Technology we use

  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS

Location

Golden Hippo is located in Woodland Hills, one of Los Angeles' finest neighborhoods. We're nestled in-between a serene creek and shopping center.

An Insider's view of Golden Hippo

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It is professional yet lively and relaxed. The office is always buzzing with people exchanging ideas and discussing different ways to reach our goals. It’s fun to work in an environment that works hard, but plays hard too!

Tannum

Online Reputation Management Lead

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We use a mix of Jira/Slack/Invision to help facilitate clear
communication between different departments. In addition to these applications, we thrive on face-to-face interactions which help everyone share ideas and feedback about different projects and we have tons of meeting spaces that help us be able to have focused and efficient conversations.

Anisha

Front End Developer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Unlike large corporations where individuals have very specific jobs that limit their duties and exposure to growth, Golden Hippo has allowed me to quickly gain a lot of valuable skills for my career growth. I have plenty of exposure to challenging assignments. I've also learned how to adapt and improvise as well as take on new duties.

Ahmad

Supply Chain Analyst

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Golden Hippo has a culture that encourages everyone to share ideas. For example, our customer care agents hear firsthand what customers are saying, so we’re able to take that information and funnel it back to the product developers, writers, etc. This allows us to directly influence the way campaigns are run and optimized.

Peter

Chief Customer Officer

What projects are you most excited about?

The Management and Leadership training initiatives. These programs are meant to support the development of our future Hippo leaders, regardless of their existing experience and career levels. L&D is planning on leveraging the knowledge of our existing leadership team and learning resources to ensure successful results for all training initiatives.

Claudia

Learning & Development Manager

What are Golden Hippo Perks + Benefits

Golden Hippo Benefits Overview

At Golden Hippo our benefits extend far beyond providing coverage for basic health services. Whether it's downloading the medical plan app, or having the ability to quickly connect to life balance resources, our benefit plans contribute to sustaining a well-rounded life.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Various teams at Golden Hippo volunteer various local charities, as well as participate in food drives for the local food bank.
Partners with Nonprofits
Golden Hippo support various global charities through many of our brands, including Smile Train, Charity:Water, Vitamin Angels, and more!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Hiring managers train in how to be aware of unconscious bias during interview and hiring training.
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Company pays 100% of the employee's premium
Vision Benefits
Company pays 100% of the employee's premium
Health Insurance Benefits
Company pays 100% of the employee's premium
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Monthly KPI bonus based on company performance
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We offer a lot of unique company perks! Some of these include free Crossfit classes, a fully-stocked kitchen, catered birthday lunches, free yoga and meditation classes throughout the day, and a dog-friendly office!

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