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Cost Assurance Analyst

Denver, CO

As a key member of our Finance Team, you will be responsible for approving vendor invoice payments, reviewing account balances and working with our vendors and internal departments in resolving balance issues, providing accounting with financial information for the monthly financial close, auditing vendor invoices, and submitting disputes to resolve billing discrepancies.


The successful candidate will have experience in dealing with a variety of cost structures and will possess skills necessary to communicate with vendors and internal departments to exchange information and quickly resolve discrepancies and disputes. The position and skill sets required for the successful candidate are described below and provide further insight into this important role.

Position Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain vendor invoice reconciliation and dispute management processes
  • Assist in onboarding new vendors to support new product releases
  • Ensure vendor rates are being properly managed and implemented. Review large cost impacts and communicate to business as needed.
  • Review weekly and monthly statistics of all vendors for performance issues and financial issues.
  • Approve vendor invoices for payment and ensure account balances are accurate.
  • Analyze costs to identify trends and discrepancies on a month to month basis.
  • Perform monthly audits on payments, reconciliations and accruals.
  • Provide financial analysis support to accounting and other teams in finance.
  • Review and/or develop audit reports to assist in identifying cost discrepancies.
  • Submit timely, well documented disputes to vendor for inaccurate billing through the dispute process.
  • Maintain Network Infrastructure and Maintenance budget and forecast updates.
  • Possess strong attention to detail, excellent organization skills, and ability to balance multiple tactical, operational, and strategic tasks at once.
  • Logical thinker, capable of thinking beyond current processes and the ability to assimilate new techniques
  • Proven analytical ability spanning multiple internal business operations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work equally well under supervision and independently
  • Strong data mining and analytical skill
  • Proven problem solving

 

    Requirements

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • MBA or Master’s degree in related field preferred
    • Formal management and leadership training preferred

    Expertise & Experience

    • 5+ years’ experience with in the software or communications industry specifically with SMS products
    • 5+ years’ experience in the software or communications industry working cross-functionally and driving definition, development, and launch of leading-edge products
    • Working knowledge of CRM systems – Salesforce.com is desired
    • Demonstrated experience in data analysis, business process development, document retention and report presentations
    • Driving product ideation, innovation, development, and launch using lean and/or agile product development methodologies
    • Leading product development in a lean, entrepreneurial start-up environment
    • Meeting or beating targets and deadlines
    • Influencing and collaborating cross-functionally and at all levels of the organization
    • Establishing and managing internal and external customer expectations
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
    • Proficient in customer relationship management (CRM) software; Salesforce preferred

    Competencies

    • Superior verbal and written communication skills
    • Willing and able to accommodate infrequent travel
    • Astute interpersonal relationship management
    • Quality and customer-service driven to consistently delight customers
    • Positive, professional attitude; confident, assertive, and tactful communicator
    • Strong initiative, self-motivated, proactive, and resourceful
    • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
    • Team player who is willing to go above and beyond to help others
    • Strong presentation and persuasion skills
    • Proficient in creating product and process documentation
    • Solid understanding of business and financial statements

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