Manager, Accounts Payable

Date: May 8, 2021

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35203

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.

We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.

We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.

We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.


Spire is seeking an experienced, collaborative Manager of Accounts Payable to work in our Birmingham office. This role will be the responsible for the leadership and administration of all components of accounts payable processing to ensure completeness, accuracy and timeliness of payments.

Duties and Responsibilities


Provide leadership and administration of all components of accounts payable processing to ensure completeness, accuracy and timeliness of payments

Manage staff consisting of clerks (focus on invoice entry) and specialists (focus on payments) including performance evaluation process, monitoring workflow and assisting with problem resolution with internal and external customers and ERP system issues and enhancements.

Coordinates timely and accurate check and electronic payment process

Resolution of matching errors of vendor invoice, purchase order and receipt acknowledgement

Form strong partnerships within the Supply Chain and across the business to resolve issues

Review payments for compliance, approval verification and quality review

Research and reconciliation of accounts payable balances and vendor statements

Perform management reporting specific to accounts payable

Responsible for month end reconciliation of Accounts Payable ledger to the General ledger

Supervise the Accounts Payable staff, providing guidance and training on Accounts Payable policies and systems

Define and monitor departmental performance metrics to continually enhance productivity and efficiency

Identify and make recommendations for implementation of leading Accounts Payable practices and process improvements

Ensure policies, procedures and controls are following Sarbanes-Oxley requirements

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

Strong leadership skills

Strong Ethics and Integrity, Dedication to a Safe Work Environment, Commitment to a Diverse Workforce that recognizes and respects

Customer focus, results-driven, teamwork, communications, adaptability, quality, initiative, problem solving and analysis

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Manager of Accounts Payable supervises a team of 9 employees with one remote employee located in St. Louis.

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or a related discipline, or equivalent experience required

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

Three+ years experience Accounts Payable or related experience

Knowledge of financial, accounting and ERP systems required

Proficiency with an ERP payment system required; Oracle eBusiness Suite preferred

Experience with reporting tools preferred

Product Management and/or Solution Architecture experience preferred

Knowledge of Oracle E-Business Suite preferred

Physical demands, environment and schedule

Work is normally performed in a shared, open-office environment

Requires some work during nonstandard business hours

Some travel required


We Advance
We Care
We Collaborate
We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 


We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

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