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MERCHANDISE PAYABLES ASSOCIATE

Family Dollar Stores, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Chesapeake, VA posted November 21, 2021.

Summary of Position (Job Purpose) Major purpose and functions of the position
The Merchandise Payable Associate will support Family Dollar’s Merchandise Payable team within the Finance Disbursement department. This positions includes processing invoices in accordance with the vendor’s payment terms, analyzing billing discrepancies, and working with internal and external customers to resolve payment disputes.

The associate will work closely with peers and under the direct supervision of the Merchandise Payable Supervisor to perform routine tasks as assigned.

Principal Duties and ResponsibilitiesPrimary responsibilities listed in order of importance

  • Ensure compliance with accounting requirements and corporate invoice guidelines for manual or EDI invoice data; Audit invoices to ensure costs are accurate according to terms, allowances and purchase orders.
  • Process and audit authorized invoices to ensure that vendors receive payment for merchandise within deadlines. Accurate information must be entered when invoices are processed to avoid fees/penalties.
  • Research and resolve problems utilizing internal and external resources to process payments.
  • Maintain positive business relationship with suppliers, and other areas of company. Responsibilities may include: 1.) Researching and responding to all invoice and payment inquiries (e.g. invoice Status, payment Status and deduction Charges) from Suppliers, Stores, Distribution Centers, and Employees within department turn-time expectations. Communication may occur through phone, mail or e-mail; 2.) Communicating with Vendors, District Managers, Warehouse/Store Managers, Carriers, Merchandising/Buyers to resolve issues (e.g. proof of delivery, shortages, unauthorized merchandise, wrong cost on invoice, duplicate invoice, wrong vendor/store numbers, etc.).
  • Provide suppliers with information relating to system generated credits and debit memos.
  • Must adhere to all Dollar Tree and Family Dollar policies and procedures as outlined in the company handbook
  • Other job-related job duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  • 1 year of Accounts Payable Experience or Associates Degree
  • Ability to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Must exhibit strong analytical, decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to Work in a Fast Paced/Team Based Environment
  • Ability to Organize and Prioritize Tasks to Meet Defined Deadlines
Desired Qualifications Desired but not required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
Must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19, as defined by the CDC, by the date of hire. Proof of vaccination required. Request for medical or religious accommodation must be made prior to the start date