• Accounts Receivable Manager

    Job Location US-AZ-Phoenix
    Store Support Staff (Corporate/Field Support)
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  • Overview

    The primary responsibilities of the Accounts Receivable Manager are to develop and manage the Accounts Receivable function at Sprouts including billing, settlement/cash application, accounting and reporting for more than $200M in annualized vendor funds and other Sprouts accounts receivable. This position will also play a pivotal role in our goals of automating and upgrading billing and collections processes and systems in response to the company’s growth and increasing use of technologies to manage the company’s operations.  This position is based at the Sprouts Support Office in Phoenix, Arizona and manages a team of approximately 2-3 FTE's.

    Essential Functions

    • Manage all A/R billing activities including: billing loaders or feeds from other systems (e.g., Bill Back Manager, Deal Management, Resets, Landlord Receivables),daily uploads and/or JEs into the Accounting System
    • Manage vendor funds/rebate billing process in Bill Back Manager
    • Manage Coupon reimbursement and accounting processes
    • Facilitate period-end closings by ensuring the accurate and timely completion of the A/R Department’s close-related responsibilities while focusing on strategies to drive the reduction of the close timeline.
    • Provide analytical support and reporting related to significant vendor contracts
    • Prepare monthly Accounts Receivable reporting and analysis including the Monthly Accounts Receivable Summary and aging analytics; recommend reserve for bad debts
    • Preparation and/or review of assigned balance sheet reconciliations
    • Conduct Monthly Accounts Receivable meetings with Merchandisers/Management and analyze/recommend reserve for doubtful accounts
    • Manage Accounting and billing for Reset Process with Merchandising Services team
    • Manage detailed documentation of all Accounts Receivable processes for cross training/onboarding
    • Evaluate, develop, implement, and monitor accounting and operational policies and procedures for owned areas, with an emphasis on improving accuracy and timeliness, reducing risk and strengthening compliance; especially the reduction of manual, Excel-based activities
    • Act as a key member of cross-departmental teams to improve the flow of data and reporting. Ensure information flow between a/r, a/p, accounting teams and other internal and external partners.
    • Continuously evaluate internal controls in response to changing systems/processes and work with department leadership and Controller to identify and implement necessary control changes.
    • Provide internal and external auditors with requested documentation on a timely basis.
    • Develop, review and maintain Accounts Receivable documentation to support external and internal audit requirements
    • Subject Matter Expert and Access Approver for Workday A/R Module and Bill Back Manager module of Category Analyzer and other core systems as assigned
    • Strengthen and maintain relationships with both internal and external parties.
    • Build and develop a talented and highly motivated team, including creating establishing and managing goals that are aligned with overall departmental and company objectives.
    • Other tasks as assigned by management

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or a closely related business field with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in Accounts Receivable, with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in a leadership/supervisory/managerial role. CPA or MBA a plus.
    • Intermediate knowledge of the grocery/retail or similar industries including accounting for vendor funds, coupons and landlord Tenant Improvement arrangements, business metrics and reporting.
    • Demonstrated success with complex process ownership, SOX compliance accountabilities including ownership of key controls, financial/process systems ownership, and successful interface and partnerships with operations, vendors, finance and IT.
    • Wide-ranging business financial process knowledge and skills in overseeing processes with numerous stakeholder and linkages.
    • Ability to collaborate with all levels of management and employees.
    • Ability to work with considerable independence with heavy accountabilities.
    • Demonstrated experience with Accounts Receivable process review, analysis and improvement


    In addition to a rewarding career, Sprouts offers a comprehensive program to help support you and your family. These programs include:

    • Competitive pay
    • Opportunities for career growth
    • 15% discount for you and one other family member in your household on all purchases made at Sprouts
    • Flexible schedules
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 


    Eligibility requirements may apply for the following benefits:

    • 401(K) Retirement savings plan with a generous company match
    • Affordable benefit coverage, including medical, dental vision
    • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care
    • Company paid life insurance and short-term disability coverage

    Why Sprouts

    Grow with us!

    If you have a passion for inspiring people and a flair for fresh food, consider applying for a job at Sprouts! With a focus on customer service, our neighborhood grocery stores offer high-quality, farm fresh produce, natural meats, plenty of scoop-your-own bulk goods and much more in a fun, friendly, old-fashioned farmer’s market setting.  Come grow your career in healthy living with a fast-paced, rapidly growing company and teams that pride themselves on empowering others along their journey.


    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements. Sprouts’ management reserves the right to amend and change duties, responsibilities, and requirements to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.


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