Manager, Accounts Payable Operations

Phoenix, Arizona


You're passionate about a zero-emissions future and want to build something special. You want to own your space but work with talented, like-minded people on important projects. The pace doesn’t scare you - it excites you. Quality and integrity matter to you.

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Nikola Motor Company is seeking a Manager, Accounts Payable Operations to be a key player in the cross-functional organization, responsible for establishing best-in-class procure-to-pay processes and procedures and building out a team to support our growing operations.
The ideal candidate is a hands-on and versatile professional who will drive the business results through the accurate and timely accounts payable function.  

You Will:

  • Develop a high functioning efficient and responsive accounts payable team to meet the business demands
  • Proactively partner with supply chain and operations to improve system, processes and controls, and resolve payment issues
  • Communicate with external vendors and internal customers to resolve issues and facilitate a positive working relationship
  • Ensure all vendor statements are reconciled timely
  • Develop and implement streamlined processes designed to optimize the balance between the need for agility and solid financial controls
  • Hire, onboard, and develop strong accounts payable staff. Foster strong work ethics and team morale
  • Understand financial dimension’s structure to accurately code expenses. Partner with corporate accounting team to develop coding guidelines as the business needs evolve
  • Support month-end close by performing reconciliations and preparing journal entries as assigned
  • Lead automation and other system enhancement initiatives including paperless invoicing and approval, reporting and KPIs
  • Act as the process and system expert for the entire procure-to-pay cycle

You Have:

  • At least 10 years full cycle AP and/or GL experience, including managerial experience in manufacturing environment
  • A broad knowledge of the procure to pay process including best practices
  • Experience developing and implementing processes, strong project management skills
  • Ability to identify process improvements and lead process changes. Prior system implementation experience is a strong plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels in the company and externally, coupled with a client-service attitude
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail and passion to maintain immaculate records
  • Must enjoy problem solving, streamlining work, identifying areas for improvement and following through to drive related changes
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field
  • CPA or CMA preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Paymode preferred

Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization. This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT.



Equal Employment Opportunity statement (EEO)

Nikola Motor Company™ is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

To all recruitment agencies: Nikola is not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and recruiting agencies. No fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of Nikola, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.