L.L.Bean, Inc

  • Accounts Payable Lead

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    At L.L.Bean, we’ve been a trusted source for quality apparel, reliable outdoor equipment and expert advice for over 100 years. Why? Because our employees love what they do and share a passion for the outdoors – whether they’re working inside or playing outside. Come work in an environment where our values are demonstrated in every interaction with our customers.


    We are currently recruiting for a Lead Accounts Payable Auditor to join our Finance Department, based in Freeport, ME. This individual will assume responsibility for directing Accounts Payable processing to ensure that processes are well controlled, invoices, are entered timely/accurately and vendors are paid timely/accurately. 


    • Ensure timely/accurate processing of invoices, per policy
    • Manage electronic invoice interfaces (EDI), including error resolution
    • Manage 3-way match process and exception follow-up to ensure that the Company only pays for goods/services received based on costs per Purchase Orders
    • Oversee vendor payment processing
    • Prepare month-end journal entries as needed
    • Prepare ad hoc analyses as needed
    • Ensure that Accounts Payable process controls are consistently followed
    • Apply company policies and procedures to work situations to protect company resources
    • People leadership responsibilities:
      • Workflow planning
      • Communication around company/department policies
      • Coaching, employee development and performance management
    • Communicate with vendors and internal business area contacts as needed to resolve issues
    • Accounts Payable system testing to support system changes


    Health and Safety Requirement: Ensure compliance with the L.L.Bean comprehensive Health and Safety program by knowing and following all safety guidelines, policies, procedures and expectations. Take immediate and appropriate action to rectify any unsafe conditions. Ensure compliance of front line employees with comprehensive Health and Safety program.


    • Highly organized and pro-active in finding (sometimes creative) solutions to issues
    • Proven leadership skills with the ability to develop and motivate employees
    • Capability to build strong partnerships and to work collaboratively to achieve goals
    • Demonstrated interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
    • Experience using SAP or similar large-scale integrated financial system
    • A background in Accounting preferred

    Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent    

    Experience: 1 to 2 years


    Much has changed since our start in 1912, but the important things remain the same. The values that the company's founder, L.L. Bean (Leon Leonwood Bean) was raised to believe in were simple and deeply ingrained. Nature is something to be revered. Family ties are a priority. Being neighborly is a matter of course. And "do unto others" is not just a saying but a way of life. When L.L. launched his company, he believed so strongly in the Golden Rule that he made it the foundation of his business.


    Over the past few years L.L.Bean has received numerous accolades including being named #1 on Forbes 2016 Best Employers List, thanks to the corporate culture and unique benefits we offer our employees:

    • An excellent total compensation package
    • Enhanced 401K retirement package
    • Health care, including domestic partner and family coverage, across medical, dental, and vision
    • Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care
    • Life insurance, including domestic partner and dependent coverage
    • Outdoor experience days in addition to paid vacation and personal time
    • Generous discounts on L.L.Bean merchandise and Outdoor Discovery School adventures
    • Employee Referral Award Program
    • Employee Store
    • Equipment loan program from the Employee Use Room
    • Access to pro deal program discounts
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Access to L.L.Bean cabins and tent sites at Rangeley Lake for personal use

    We recognize the importance of diversity in creating a better world and a stronger organization. L.L.Bean is an equal opportunity employer.


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