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Assistant Manager Accounts Payable

Date: Jun 12, 2021

Location: Bonita Springs, Florida, United States

Company: Herc Rentals

Req #: 24770

Herc Rentals Inc. is a premier, full-service equipment rental firm – providing our customers the equipment, services and solutions they need to achieve optimal performance safely, efficiently and effectively. A pioneer of the equipment rental industry, Herc Rentals continues to evolve and grow through technological innovations, expanded product offerings and value-added services and consultative solutions to support its customers’ projects. 


With more than 55 years of equipment rental expertise, approximately 4,900 employees and approximately 270 company-operated locations across North America, Herc Rentals serves a broad range of end markets, including construction; industrial operations, refineries and petrochemical operations; governmental entities and contractors; disaster recovery and remediation; infrastructure; railroad operations; utilities; film, television, live entertainment and special event production; agricultural operations; and facilities management..



Short Description

The Assistant Manager Accounts Payable will provide strategic leadership and functional expertise in accounts payable.  The accounts payable group is expected to provide management reporting to accounting and finance leadership. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate expertise in accounts payable and general accounting knowledge/practices, with a strong focus on large, high volume suppliers. This candidate should also have strong skills with a customer service orientation in meeting the needs of all internal and external clients and a strong desire for process improvement, change and cost management. 


  • Lead the operational performance in accounts payable process and implement processes to reduce the invoice payment cycle  
  • Oversee key national accounts to ensure constant communication, quick processing of invoices, and timely payments
  • Review daily reporting to identify top items for resolution
  • Lead customer service team to guarantee quick responses and appropriate resolutions
  • Prepare monthly management reporting for key metrics
  • Provide business leadership and lead implementation and improvements for the accounts payable and procurement systems
  • Drive increased performance and cost reduction through best practices, integrations, and process improvements
  • Provide organization and people leadership through talent identification, selection and development.  Drive employee engagement and effective performance.
  • Develop effective relationships with other groups including operations, fleet procurement, accounting, finance, and treasury 
  • Oversee the documentation and maintenance for all relevant procedures and processes
  • Train staff as needed to ensure SOX controls are being followed and documented as necessary


    Professional Experience

    CPA (Certified Public Accountant) - Preferred, but not required
    5+ years of increasingly responsible accounts payable management in a complex organization
    Experience in a leadership role in an organization with North America services operation
    Participation in integration, acquisition or other similar initiatives
    Experience with large enterprise financial systems projects
    Exposure to lean 6 sigma and/or process improvement initiatives
    Ability to work closely with senior leadership from both finance and non- finance backgrounds
    Exposure to different ways of thinking, operating in an autonomous environment, with a proven track record of progression in a demanding role

    Educational Background

    Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field

    Conditions of Employment


    • Ability to problem-solve, multi-task and prioritize within a fast-paced environment
    • Accounts payable, procurement, finance and accounting skills
    • Driver of change and process excellence
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills
    • Financial and business acumen
    • Maintain an attitude of continuous process improvement
    • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
    • Strong management skills and prior success in effecting change
    • Strong technical and analytical skills
    • Systems implementation experience
    • Understanding of US General Accepted Accounting Principles
    • Work effectively with external parties such as auditors and consultants


    Our long-term strategy underscores the understanding that our success depends on the dedication and capability of our team members. We are focused on attracting, retaining and empowering talented and dedicated people to build the best team in the equipment rental industry. We also seek to build a team that reflects the variety of people, cultures and communities we interact with every day and to create an inclusive, productive environment in which all team members feel valued and respected.


    Herc Rentals provides an excellent compensation and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive medical, dental, vision care, life insurance coverage, paid vacation and holidays. 


    Herc does not discriminate in employment based on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, disability, nationals origin, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, political affiliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

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