The Accounts Payable Specialist will be responsible for accounts payable activities in a high volume, energized environment. The A/P Specialist’s main responsibility will be to enter invoices in order to ensure day-to-day payment obligations are met in a timely and consistent manner. The A/P specialist must be able to interact effectively with the Property Managers, Project Managers, Accounting/Finance staff and vendors on a daily basis. This position is based in Chicago, IL.
Invoice entering in accordance with established procedures
High volume of invoice entering into JD Edwards accounting software
Assist in troubleshooting of problem invoices
Maintain organized vendor files and vendor information
Utility invoice tracking to ensure timely payments
Set up new vendors in accounting system
Interact effectively with Property Managers, Accounting/Finance staff, and vendors
Receive incoming calls from a variety of geographically dispersed regional malls
Other functions as required and assigned by Manager
The successful candidate will have a strong background in accounts payable invoice processing. Experience within the real estate industry is beneficial, but not mandatory.
Associates or Bachelor degree preferred but not required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
2 or more years of directly related Accounts Payable experience.
Experience with JD Edwards or similar accounting software is a plus.
Intermediate Microsoft Excel and Word skills
Professional and Personal Characteristics:
Strong analytical and technical skills.
Results-oriented with regard to resolution of problems.
Highest level of personal integrity to inspire confidence, respect and trust.
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
Comfortable interacting at all levels both within the organization as well as with external sources (i.e., vendors)
Passionate and committed to his or her own personal and professional development.
Creative and innovative approach to solving problems and resolving issues.
Starwood Retail provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital or veteran status, or sexual orientation.
Starwood Retail Partners ("SRP") is a retail real estate platform focused primarily on regional malls and lifestyle centers. SRP will acquire, redevelop, manage and reposition retail real estate assets in order to enhance property cash flow and create long-term value for its capital partners. Formed by Starwood Capital Group in 2012, the global private real estate investment firm, and its affiliat...es, SRP seeks to capitalize on opportunities in the ever-changing retail landscape through a unique combination of talent, experience and execution capabilities. SRP brings to each of its investments hands on experience in management, leasing and redevelopment. SRP’s goal is to acquire, manage, reposition and re-develop market dominant shopping centers into enduring one-stop shopping destinations of the future.