Accounts Payable Manager

Long Beach, California

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APL, one of the world's leading ocean carriers, offers more than 90 weekly services and call ports in over 50 countries worldwide. We provide container transportation through our international shipping network which combines high-quality intermodal operations with advanced technology, equipment and e-commerce. APL is part of the CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group founded in 1978 by Jacques R. Saade. CMA CGM has a global presence thanks to its numerous vessels calling various ports all over the world. CMA CGM has grown continuously, and has been constantly innovating to offer its clients new sea, land and logistics solutions. Headquartered in Marseilles, the Group has employees all over the world in hundreds of agencies. With over 160 years of experience, APL has the knowledge and the expertise to help our customers grow their businesses and negotiate in an increasingly complex and ever-changing global marketplace - whether that is venturing into new territories or growing in already developed markets.


Responsible for managing the Accounts Payable team and processes; serve as the liaison between the Shared Service Centers, Treasury and APL Lines entities. Review all incoming emails for necessary approvals and documentation and forward to appropriate team for handling. Assist vendors and intercompany partners as needed.


  • Provide training, coaching, and feedback to Accounts Payable Team. Assure vendor communication, invoice processing and vendor master data entries are performed timely and accurately. Support AP Sub Ledger reporting, intercompany matching, and business inquiries.
  • Urgently action emergency reconciliations/vendor issues to avoid business disruptions. Update documents and dashboards for KPI and business reporting. Provide daily/weekly stats. Working incoming daily emails, placing in Pending and Closing once completed
  • Liaise with the Shared Service Centers and Treasury to provide support to effectively run the accounts payable function for APL Lines worldwide.
  • Support internal and external audit requirements for P2P process.
  • Process payments to vendors using company procurement card when urgent; monitor, track, and record 1099 vendors, prepare 1099 IRS reporting at year end and support 1042 reporting deliverables.
  • Responsible for reconciliation of intercompany activity and matching.
  • Miscellaneous related duties or projects as assigned.

  • Knowledge Skills and Abilities

    • Minimum 2 years Management experience required with direct reports
    • Minimum 2 -5 years accounting experience required, must include Accounts Payable experience
    • Accounting Degree required; CPA helpful but not required.
    • Proficient computer skills to include Microsoft applications, Excel, Outlook, Word.
    • Excellent (Verbal and written) communication skill.
    • Excellent analytical skills.
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Ability to work independently and as a team.


    1. Bachelor's, Associate, or 4-year technical degree

    2. 2+ years Experience

    3. Must possess excellent performance skills in the following areas:
    • Commitment to task
    • Tolerance of ambiguity
    • Interaction
    • Versatility
    APL is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

    Alternative application methods are available for individuals who are unable to use or access our online application system. For assistance, please contact us at

    Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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