• Manager, Accounts Payable

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    Finance and Accounting
    Job ID
  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will lead the accounts payable function for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of pricing and estimating. The Accounts Payable Manager leads the accounts payable function at Blue Origin, and will be responsible for building and managing a world class accounts payable organization.  The position is responsible for all vendor payments and associated processes, including voucher matching, invoice processing, check processing, and internal controls within accounts payable.  This role will have extensive interaction with other functions and senior management, and as such requires someone with excellent communication and analytical skills. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Overall responsibility for the management of the accounts payable function and people.
    • Responsible for the management and execution of accounts payable processes, including check disbursements, ACH payments, and vendor credit applications.
    • Develop, implement and maintain systems, procedures and policies applicable to the accounts payable function in order to ensure efficient company operations and working capital management.
    • Ensure purchase orders are matched to invoices and all invoices are accurate and appropriately approved/authorized before authorizing payments.
    • Manage vendor relationships, payments and payment terms while pursuing an efficient working capital position advantageous to Blue.
    • Manage monthly closing of financial records and posting of month end information as it relates to accounts payable; ensure accuracy of accounts payable related items in the financial statements.
    • Provide accounting assistance to project managers, operations staff, and procurement related to accounts payable and vendor payments; respond to financial questions/concerns to meet business needs.
    • Responsible for full employee life cycle including selection, hiring, performance management, goal management, compensation, recognition, task/project management, training, and career development for the group’s members. 
    • Provide training to new and existing staff as needed.
    • Prepare and recommend operating and personnel budgets for approval. Monitor spending for adherence to budget, recommend variances as necessary. 


    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 10+ years of experience
    • Successful track record leading an accounting or A/p organization.
    • Ability to work well in fast-paced, high-consequence, deadline driven environments.
    • Strong communication and presentation skills.
    • Ability to build a team as well as manage and develop people.
    • High ethical standards.
    • Demonstrated ability in process improvement
    • Ability to manage complex projects.
    • Ability to train and educate others in the organization.
    • Ability to build systems and processes.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


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