Accounts Payable Lead

Job ID
Accounting / Finance - Accounts Payable / Receivable
Pos. Type
Full Time

Company Overview

At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them.  We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.


Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.

Job Summary

Under general supervision of the Accounts Payable Manager, the Senior Accounts Payable Lead supports the Accounts Payable Manager in the management of the Accounts Payable Staff and the full cycle of Accounts Payable activities. The Senior Accounts Payable Lead must project a professional company image through in-person, phone and e-mail interaction.   



  • Provide training and support to new and existing staff (Corporate and offshore team) as needed.
  • Assist AP Manager with analyzing and verifying accuracy of reconciliations.
  • Prepare reporting for use in financial analysis / key performance indicators
  • Research and resolve common and complex Accounts Payable errors or problems.
  • Provides a first level of escalation for complex questions and resolution of issues relating to vendor disbursements, invoices, and expense reimbursements.
  • Facilitates communication among Finance departments and between functional departments and Payables team.
  • Monthly reconciliation and review of credit card payments.  
  • Provide customer service and training for Expense reimbursements
  • Ensure all financial Accounts Payable deadlines are met for month-end, quarter-end and year-end financial closings. This includes the ability to be flexible with your schedule as necessary to meet deadlines or deliverables as assigned.
  • Support requests for internal and external audits.
  • Maintain excellent vendor relationships.
  • Lead continuous business improvement efforts, projects and initiatives to result in ongoing incremental gains in quality and efficiency.
  • Partner with Accounts Payable Manager to develop, establish, monitor and measure systems and procedures to improve accounts payable efficiency and accuracy
  • Provide coverage for staff when they are out of the office.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Number of Years of Work Experience: 

  • Minimum of 5+ years of related experience in a complex, large corporate AP environment
  • 1+ year of process management experience

Required Skills: (ADVANCE EXCEL A MUST)

  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, work autonomously and handle multiple assignments with competing deadlines.
  • Strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel (advanced level) and ERP systems (Oracle R12 preferred) required. 
  • Ability to be a participating member in a cooperative work environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of personalities, in a diverse environment.
  • Experience and understanding of accounting concepts

Preferred Skills: Oracle R12 Financials and Discoverer Reporting Tool experience


Education: Bachelor’s degree (preferred)

Additional Information

Nuance offers a compelling and rewarding work environment. We offer market competitive salaries, bonus, equity, benefits, meaningful growth and development opportunities and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our continuing success.


Nuance Communication Inc.  is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement is available here. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 781-565-5000 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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