Accounts Payable Associate I (St. Louis, MO)

| St. Louis, MO
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About Benson Hill
Benson Hill empowers innovators to develop more healthy, tasty and sustainable food by unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants. Benson Hill’s CropOS™ platform combines machine learning and big data with breeding techniques and plant biology to drastically accelerate and simplify the product development process. This platform allows for cost-effective and more efficient ways for companies to analyze and make improvements in plant genetics. Benson Hill brings a unique and holistic approach to our product and platform development, as we span a broader workflow involving trait and seed development, genome editing, and breeding all the way to creating better ingredients and varieties that tap a strong consumer demand for more flavorful and nutritious fruits and vegetables. More information can be found online at www.bensonhill.com. Follow us on Twitter at @BensonHillInc.

Our Purpose and Core Values

Our Core Values are a set of common principles we share that are fundamental to our company’s identity.

  • Be Bold!  We redefine boundaries by providing new solutions to difficult problems. Together we are driven to transform the future and will not allow the fear of failure to prevent us from innovating. We voice our opinions, embrace change, and challenge each other to think creatively.
  • Be Inspired! We redefine boundaries by providing new solutions to difficult problems. Together we are driven to transform the future and will not allow the fear of failure to prevent us from innovating. We voice our opinions, embrace change, and challenge each other to think creatively.
  • Be Real! We understand who we are, what we want to achieve, and what it takes to get there. We hold each other accountable through timely, candid, and well-intentioned feedback. Together we engage in honest communication and healthy debate that leads to success through true alignment.

Department Overview

The Accounting Department oversees the accounting and financial planning and reporting functions of the organization. The team oversees accounting functions such as ledger accounts, financial statements and cost control systems with a focus on regulatory compliance and practices.

Position Summary

We are actively seeking an Accounts Payable associate to work with our Procure to Pay team performing daily payable transactions including processing invoices and making timely payments by a variety of methods. This role works with the organization to ensure compliance with company policies and support financial goals for multiple operating entities. The role requires a self-directed individual, who is highly organized and has an eye for detail and accuracy. The individual must have an ability to build effective relationships across the team and company and be willing to grow their skill set and perform duties as assigned.

You Will:

  • Partner with business leaders to ensure compliance with corporate payment policies, including vendor payments, employee expense reimbursement, credit card usage, and other payables.
  • Maintain records in compliance with tax requirements and SOX controls
  • Examine incoming documents to ensure accurate, timely invoice entry within the appropriate operating entities and software systems.
  • Attach or confirm appropriate documentation, PO matching, and/or bill approval
  • Prepare payment proposals within guidelines determined by management and vendor terms, and issue payments via a variety of methods
  • Support month-end accounting tasks, including taking care with cut-off dates, providing information for accrual entries, and reconciling general ledger accounts
  • Prepare requested reports and financial information

You Have:

Education

  • Associate degree in Business/Accounting or commensurate experience preferable

Experience

  • 0-3 years demonstrated experience and knowledge of the procure to pay function

Software/Skillset

  • A positive, team-oriented attitude is key to our positive culture!
  • Knowledge of basic accounting procedures and familiarity with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Strong Microsoft Office and computer skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure, meet tight deadlines and adapt quickly to change
  • Good oral and written business communication skills
  • Comfort interacting with vendors and business partners through a variety of methods in a professional manner
  • Ability to troubleshoot, resolve and communicate solutions for issues
  • Experience with purchasing and ERP systems such as Coupa, NetSuite, iRely and/or Concur preferred

Other

  • Attention to detail
  • Strong Customer Focus
  • Collaborative mindset
  • Ability to focus and work independently with little direction

We have a Total Rewards Package at Benson Hill that consists of more than just your paycheck. Total Rewards at Benson Hill covers Pay (salary and bonus), Health (employer benefit contributions) and Wealth (investments). Some of the perks include:

  • A Collaborative Environment
  • A flexible PTO program with a focus on work/life balance
  • Competitive medical benefits and retirement savings plan
  • FREE Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Education reimbursement
  • PAID parental leave
  • And more….
More Information on Benson Hill
Benson Hill operates in the Agriculture industry. The company is located in St.Louis, MO. Benson Hill was founded in 2012. It has 304 total employees. To see all 39 open jobs at Benson Hill, click here.
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