Director of Accounts Payable



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About The Group


From a small store in Turin to a large, internationally recognized group: we are present in 90 countries around the world, with over 4,000 employees and 30 companies, managed directly and indirectly by the Luigi Lavazza Spa parent company, which distribute and market our products and coffee machines. In addition to Lavazza, the following brands are also part of our Group: Carte Noire, Merrild, Kicking Horse, Eraclea and Whittington tea.


Joining Lavazza means doing business with passion, knowing that the impact of our work goes beyond the quality of the production chain. We are a big family and we are constantly looking for new talents who share our values and can enrich our team.



Job Purpose/Overview


At Lavazza, the overall responsibility of the Director of Accounts Payable is to oversee and manage all aspects of the Account Payable department ensuring timeliness, accuracy, and compliance with client and vendor payment requirements. The A/P Director will establish and maintain adequate and appropriate internal controls for all payment functions, while managing relationships with internal client-facing teams, the rest of the finance function, and external vendors and clients. This role reports to the Controller and will manage a team of 4 FTE


Location: West Chester, PA  OR  New York, NY



Key Responsibilities


  • Ensure compliance with corporate policies and accounting principles for all disbursements
  • Management of weekly pay cycles and payment types
  • Reconciliation of vendor discrepancies
  • Reconciliation and management of employee credit card and travel expenses
  • Identification and implementation of process improvements
  • Development of performance metrics and service levels
  • Management of staff with required professional training and development
  • Monthly AP close procedures
  • Annual regulatory reporting
  • Vendor file maintenance
  • Audit compliance and reporting
  • Cash forecasting
  • Other duties as assigned 



Job Specifications/Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting required 
  • Minimum 5+ years of A/P experience in a leadership or management role
  • Highly organized with ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver assignments on time
  • Ability to exhibit poise, composure and confidence when confronting stressful or high-pressure situations
  • Hands on, self-starting, disciplined, and detail oriented individual with ability to work independently in a high-volume environment
  • Experienced in accounts payable and treasury software applications (SAP preferred)





  • Competitive Medical, Vision, Dental Benefits 
  • 401K Package 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Onsite Cafeteria and Gym (West Chester location)
  • Hybrid Work Schedule 
  • Ability to be barista certified
  • Monthly Lunches provided by Lavazza
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Performance Development Plans 
  • Employee Discounts 
  • Flexible business casual dress code - jean friendly! 
  • Free coffee, anytime!





Lavazza is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Lavazza prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.








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