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Sr Accounts Payable Specialist

Date: Jul 13, 2017

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Weather Group

Working at The Weather Channel television network

As The Weather Channel Television Network, we have heightened focus on innovation, first-class storm coverage and hyper-localized weather information available through our various TV platforms including: The Weather Channel, WeatherScan and Local Now. For more than 30 years, The Weather Channel television network has inspired viewers to explore, investigate and appreciate the experience of weather in all its forms.

We are one of the most widely distributed television networks and the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive real-time programming of any media outlet, with trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather.

Weather is inherently fascinating, and we share our passion through the stories we tell to our audiences through our programming. The more our viewers engage with us, the more our stories illuminate how weather impacts almost everything.

We’re always looking for new talent to keep us on top—like someone incredible to fill the job listed here.

Position Summary

The Senior Accounts Payable (AP) Specialist is responsible for the day to day invoice process, resolution of internal and external invoice escalations and audit of travel and expense reimbursements.  The ideal candidate must possess knowledge in reconciling system interfaces, performing in an AP system administrative role and providing support to the AP manager for payment processing.  This position requires someone with hands-on experience executing the month-close cycle and recording month-end journal entries for invoice accruals. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Process purchase order and non-purchase order invoices and review for sales tax issues to ensure use tax accruals are recorded.
  • Collaborate with Procurement and Weather Group associates to resolve invoice exceptions and denials. 
  • Audit travel and expense reimbursements for policy compliance and resolve ACH bank rejections resulting from invalid banking details.
  • Key vendor master additions and updates and manage incomplete vendor submission requests to bring to resolution.
  • Initiate manual wires through the online treasury management portal and record journal entries for invoice and wire accruals. 
  • Perform the administration of Concur T&E cash advance process and assist AP Manager with Concur and PeopleSoft ERP system administration responsibilities. 
  • Perform the setup of recurring invoice contracts for vendor payments.
  • Assist with system implementations and perform system testing as required.
  • Assist with unclaimed property due diligence efforts for vendor payments.
  • Assist with 1099 Miscellaneous Income tax reporting and 1042 Foreign Person’s annual income tax reporting.
  • Assist AP Manager with annual audits and taxing authority reviews.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, Certification Requirements

  • 5- 7 years full cycle AP experience required
  • PeopleSoft ERP system experience required
  • Concur Travel and Expense system experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or accounting preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to multi-task and manage several processes concurrently
  • Ability to work independently in a face paced environment under minimal supervision
  • Proficient with MS Excel and Word to include use of Excel pivot tables and v-lookups
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving abilities
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Understanding of the Procure-to-Pay process, internal controls and month-end close procedures


Recruiting Firms
The Weather Channel does not accept agency/search firm referrals for this posting, or other postings, without prior written permission from The Weather Channel Human Resources. The Weather Channel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


The Weather Channel operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Hours worked by The Weather Channel associates will vary according to job responsibility and scheduling demands of each department.
EEOC Statement
The Weather Channel is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, the presence of non-job related medical condition or handicap, or any legally protected status.

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary. Any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way. If you choose to complete this form, please follow the link below, complete the form and return to, which is a confidential e-mail in box. You may also fax the completed form to 770-744-2021, which is a confidential fax number.
Relocation Statement
Relocation costs are not provided for this job, by submitting a resume, candidates understand and acknowledge that The Weather Channel will not provide relocation assistance or support and that relocation will be entirely the responsibility of the candidate.


PLEASE NOTE:  Human Resources does NOT provide application status updates via the telephone.  Confirmation of receipt of application will be sent via e-mail once the application has been successfully submitted.

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