Elroy Anthony Stapleton
Senior Accounts Payable Manager
Financial Analysis Vendor Management Creative Problem Solving
Results-focused and resourceful accounting management professional with proven experience in general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial analysis, reconciliation, and financial reporting in various industries. Collaborative communicator excels in building rapport with diverse internal and external customers to ensure service excellence in environments requiring adaptability and decisiveness to ensure organizational success.
Cash Flow Analysis
Account Coding & Posting
Policies & Procedures
YMCA of the USA – Chicago, IL May 2006 – February 2018
Senior Accounts Payable Manager
A/P Operations - Manage daily operations for Accounts Payable department with oversight of process through check issuance, positive pay file upload, while ensuring compliance with corporate, general business, state, federal and other regulatory compliance.
Report Documentation – Oversee the Daily Cash Flow Report, facilitation of accounts payable processing, 1099 Miscellaneous year end filing, Unclaimed property AP Checks, expenditure coding, disbursements, and document preparation ensuring accuracy and completeness.
Vendor Management - Proactive in requests from vendors, consultants or other personnel providing timely response to inquiries, knowledge of policies and procedures, or other regulatory or accounting standards. Creative problem solver in resolving issues with accounts to ensure service excellence.
Staff Leadership – Supervise, train, and manage performance of staff of two Analysts and provide recommendations on all hires for department.
Accenture – Chicago, IL April 1998 – May 2006
Accounts Payable Analyst
Accounts Payable Process – Managed accounts payable for Canada and U.S. vendors with oversight of electronic data interface and manual invoicing. Led review of vendor invoices against purchase orders or receiving reports, verification of approvals, batching and input of daily vouchers, input of invoices, check requests into system, preparation of journal entries for adjustments, transfers or corrections to general ledger.
Team Leadership – Provided leadership for team in the absence of supervisor. Cross-trained other team members to optimize organizational goals. Assisted with accounting projects and with monthly, quarterly or year-end closings.
Client/Vendor Relations – Responded to inquiries from internal or external clients or vendors regarding invoices or payments and followed up as needed.
Creative Problem Solving - Researched and escalated issues to minimize penalties and ensure timely resolution of problems.
Recognition – Received Individual Recognition Award in July 1999, October 2001, June 2003, September 2004, and April 2005.
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
(A.A.S.), Major: Accounting & Business Management, Triton College, River Grove, IL
Advanced Accounting & Business Courses, Northeastern Illinois University
Bachelor of Science, Institute of Agriculture, Caracas, Venezuela
SAP Financial PeopleSoft Financial Microsoft Word & Excel Financial Edge Concur