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Vendor Finance Supervisor

DATE:  Jan 15, 2022
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  127112
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus

Job title: Vendor Finance Supervisor

General Summary: The Vendor Finance Supervisor has responsibilities over merchandise and expense related activities as well as period end close tasks and other ad-hoc reporting requests.  The Vendor Finance Supervisor role also includes overseeing daily and month end close responsibilities of four direct reports.

Reports to: Manager Vendor Finance


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Accounts Payable month-end close procedures; journal entries, reporting, balance sheet fluctuation analysis
  • Create/maintain complex Excel/Access models driven off logic statements and large data tables
  • Prepare ad hoc reporting and complex analyses of Accounts Payable transactions
  • Stimulate change within Vendor Finance, across the business, and with external customers focusing on system enhancements, electronic solutions, mobile supply chain, vendor anticipation, and enhanced KPIs to improve operational efficiencies
  • Support other business partners as needed
  • Supervise internal and external invoices are processed accurate/timely and paid to the right vendor, at the right time, for the right amount
  • Always strive to improve operations and identify efficiencies with our department in order to help support our customers
  • Monitor, drive, and grow both cash and credit card discounts campaigns
  • Ensure management's Merch and Expense controls related to invoice processing, vendor/supplier master file including adding new vendors are authorized and reviewed, and accruals for non-inventory or services received but no invoice or invoiced not received (INR / RNI) are recorded in the proper period
  • Key resource for dealing with expense related Auditor requests and financial reporting requests
  • Drive continued development and results from each direct report through elite leadership skills.




Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrate high level of systems knowledge.  Position will be required to understand information from multiple systems and will possess the analytical skills to match data between systems
  • High degree of Accounting & Financial Analysis skills
  • Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Detail oriented
  • Organizational and deadline-management skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Strong accounting knowledge
  • Strong analytical, communication, and presentation skills






Experience:  5+ years of experience in Accounting Operations


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Business Objects/MicroStrategy, Lawson, Oracle, Jesta, SQL Developer & Hyperion is a plus
  • Undergraduate degree in finance/accounting is required; MBA and/or CPA or background in public accounting is plus



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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 












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