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Senior Accounts Payable Analyst

Company name
TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC

Charlotte, NC
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Senior Accounts Payable Analyst','1712485','!*!COMPANY OVERVIEW:

As long as there are people who make the world a better place, we'll keep making a difference for them. Since 1918, it has been TIAA's mission to serve those who serve others. It is this mission and the values we embrace that make us a different kind of financial services organization.

When you work here at TIAA, you're not just in it for yourself. You are part of something bigger. A collective mission to make a difference - a collective mission we make our own.

To be difference makers.

For more information about TIAA, visit our website.


Position Summary: 

Responsible for generating purchase orders and check requisitions for TIAA and affiliates utilizing the PeopleSoft system as it relates to the role of the Accounts Payable administration.  Ensure that all suppliers are paid in a timely and accurate manner. Resolve issues and problems relating to invoices.  Communicate with and educate company personnel and suppliers as to TIAA’s Purchasing and Accounts Payable policies and procedures.


The Senior AP Analyst role coordinates accounts payable activities including processing and payment of invoices and proper filing and storage of records. Coordinates accounts payable activities and processes invoices in a timely manner. Maintains, analyzes, and reconciles accounts payable ledger accounts, financial statements, and reports. Calculates and posts business transactions, processes invoices, verifies financial data for use in maintaining accounts payable records, and provides other clerical support.  Assist manager in administration including daily work balancing, prioritizing resource tasks, ensuring SLA’s are met, improving customer partnerships and training staff/associates. Work with the suppliers and departments on solving payment disputes ensuring payments that should not be made are not and those that should are done so as quickly as possible.  Ensure a dialogue continues on all problem invoices. Educate TIAA staff on policies, procedures and financial system operation as it relates to Purchasing and Accounts Payable. Have an adequate understanding of other applications within the Peoplesoft Financial system such as purchasing, and general ledger.  Educate suppliers on TIAA’s purchasing and payment policies. Maintain adequate written communication relating to problems.  This includes both written correspondence to our suppliers and/or departments as well as adequate notations on internal paperwork.

This position will networks with colleagues on a regular basis to resolve issues, gain required information and influence outcomes for the group.  Individual will partner with colleagues, management, customers and external contacts as needed.

The candidate will operate under general supervision from a manager and lead staff in their day to day activities and functions.



This position will interact primarily with internal business areas within F&A and line of business operations .  The position will process and analyze AP invoices and associated transactions according to instructions received by business partner and/or will assist with determining the correct payment process.  In this role the individual will perform operations for Accounts Payable as the primary duties.  Additionaly they will work with business areas to resolve issues and discrepancies identified in their analysis related Accounts Payable activities.


Finance and Actuarial and client services group

Problem Solving:

Strong analytical skills are needed to research Accounts Payable discrepancies the Operations group may encounter.  Additionally, the responsibilities include prompt and complete customer request supporting issue resolutions with customers and training business partners.

Functional Knowledge:

Knowledge of Statutory / GAAP accounting principles and understanding of internal and SOX controls to perform moderately complex tasks such as risk/control validations, journal entries, account reconciliations and GL/AP Analysis.

Interactions/Interpersonal Skills:

Requires ability to work well with internal/external team members and drive a high performance team culture.  Positive interactions with business partners and management are important to improving business relationships in a highly dynamic environment.


Minimum Requirements:

5 plus years of accounts payable experience

At least 2 years of leadership/AP process ownership

Microsoft Office skills

Desired Skills:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting / Finance

Experience working with macros/VBA and SQL

Experience using OBIEE (BI Analytics)

Frontier experience

SharePoint experience

Demonstrated analytical ability and problem-solving capabilities

Familiarity with financial statements

Ability to thrive in a very fast-paced, challenging environment

Continuous improvement mindset

Experience using PeopleSoft Accounts Payable

Experience performing professional administrative functions

Experience drafting and creating policies and procedures


Equal Employment Opportunity is not just the law, it’s our commitment. Read more about the Equal Employment Opportunity Law.

If you need assistance applying due to being visually or hearing impaired, please email Careers Help.

This organization is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer, dedicated to maintaining a work environment free of bias, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. As an EEO employer, this organization expressly prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of race, creed, ethnicity, color, age, religion, sex, sex stereotype, pregnancy (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions where applicable), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, marital status, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, requesting a reasonable accommodation based on mental or physical disability, medical condition (as defined by applicable law), genetic history and information, citizenship status, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation (collectively referred to here as “protected characteristics”).

*©2016 Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA), 730 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017

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Company Profile
TIAA-CREF is a leading financial services organization with $487 billion in assets under management (as of 3/31/12). The firm is a leader in helping those in the academic, medical, cultural, governmental and research fields plan for retirement, and life’s other goals. Over 3.7 million individuals trust us to help support their financial well-being.

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