Associate, Accounts Payable

Location: Holt Renfrew - Toronto - Distribution Centre (396 Humberline Drive)
Department: Finance
Cosmetic/Brand Line:
Work Status: Full-Time
# of openings: 1
Project #: 14509


Holt Renfrew offers you an inspiring, fashion-driven environment with opportunities to learn and grow. From our incredible partnerships with iconic luxury brands, to our commitments to corporate social responsibility, you will be inspired every day. 

As Canada’s leading luxury retailer, our purpose at Holt Renfrew is to Inspire a Life of Style and this inspiration starts with you! Together, we drive Passion, Warmth, Excellence, and Unity, to deliver extraordinary experiences and build lasting relationships with our customers and each other. 

A job at Holt Renfrew offers a competitive total compensation, a generous employee discount, pension, and health & dental benefits, tuition assistance, and continuous learning and development


Associate, Accounts Payable

As a member of the Accounts Payable Team, the Accounts Payable Associate will be responsible for engaging with our internal and external customers and ensuring that all issues delaying or preventing payment are closed in a timely manner. This position requires a highly motivated individual to focus on issue resolution and root cause analysis. The successful candidate must have exceptional analytical skills, ability to problem solve, and be comfortable working with high volumes and moderate to complex issues. This candidate will also be working with all levels within the organization.


Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Work with Stores, Purchasing, Supply Chain, and Vendors to close issues delaying or preventing payment
  • Work with diverse internal Holt Renfrew partners to prepare root cause analysis and determine permanent solutions
  • Investigate and clear Uncosted items and Goods Received Not Invoiced
  • Investigate Aged Invoices with missing receipts
  • Reconcile vendor statements
  • Negotiate with vendors and assist with cash management activities at month end/quarter end
  • Partner with internal and external customers and escalate issues to management when necessary
  • Participate in regular purchasing and vendor updates/meetings
  • Identify and document process improvements
  • Create/update Standard Operating Procedures as required
  • Prepare Accounts Payable reconciliations at month end


The ideal candidate:

  • Post-secondary degree in Finance, Accounting or Business
  • 3-5 Years full cycle Accounts Payable Experience
  • Working knowledge of ERP system
  • Working Knowledge of the Procure to Pay process
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Highly service oriented and very responsive
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Excel
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills


The measures of success: 

  • Contribution to financial objectives
  • Individual objectives linked to the achievement of department goals
  • Feedback from internal and external clients

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