Accounts Payable Manager

Job Overview

DriveTime Needs an Accounts Payable Manager


DriveTime is the nation’s second largest used car retailer, focused on helping people find and finance used vehicles (trust us, it’s more exciting than it sounds).  We have single-handedly rebuilt, retooled, redreamed and reconfigured the way people think about driving cars, breaking apart from the industry’s status quo.  For more than 14 years, DriveTime has changed the auto world from the ground up while emphasizing values, morals and growth from the inside-out!


DriveTime’s goal is to take every customer on the full path to ownership. All the way from purchasing vehicles, inspecting and selling; to financing, servicing and warranties – when it comes to owning a vehicle - we know what’s up!  As motivated as we are to take our customer on the path to ownership, we are just as focused on taking our employees on the path to owning their careers.  Across the nation, from our home office and call centers to our 145 retail locations and 26 inspection centers, we are looking for talented individuals like yourself to join our ever-growing team!

Job ID# 26791
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Interest: Corporate
Type: Regular Full-Time
Post Date: 7/10/2019

A Day in the Life of an Accounts Payable Manager

That’s Nice, But What’s the Job?


In short, as the Account Payable Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the AP Team to insure continious flow of all payable related items and assisting with setting the direction and strategy for the group.  You will also support all stakeholders with answer to questions and provide results concerning daily activity, audits and policy related issues.


In long, the Accounts Payable Manager is responsible for:


  • Providing proactive leadership to the team to achieve maximum performance that results in a method consistent with DriveTime's vision and values.
  • Daily processing and reviewing of Accounts Payable and Accrued expenses transactions as related to:
    • Matching invoices, whether prepaid, fixed asset or general expenses, with purchase orders/requests, receipts, and corporate employee requests.
    • Obtaining necessary approvals on required invoices.
    • Coding and entering approved and verified invoices into the G/L.
    • Following up with vendors and third-party service providers to ensure timely entry of all expenses and liabilities
  • Maintaining and controling the G/L accounts and business transactions by applying and conforming to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Recording and analyzing transactions in a timely manner to facilitate the closing process
  • Work with company personnel to develop efficient business processes, provide a consistent, high level of service to internal and external customers while maintaining compliance with company policies and controls.
  • Responding to and resolving vendor A/P inquires
  • Assisting with monthly, quarterly and year-end close cycles
  • Maintaining, performing and updating internal control procedures
  • Preparing and maintaining A/P reports and files including filing annual 1099’s
  • Planning and implementing Accounts Payable process improvements to strengthen controls, maximize system resources and improve efficiency and productivity (Including working with IT to complete projects and software updates)
  • Interacting with vendors and internal personnel to resolve escalated inquiries
  • Developing and tracking metrics for upper management


So What Kind of Folks Are We Looking for?


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to talk and write with confidence, charisma and competence for a wide variety of audiences including management.
  • Plays well with others. You will be working in a high-functioning team environment.  We work together in order to win together.
  • Management material. We are looking for someone that can lead, manage and grow within our organization.
  • Takes a hold of the wheel.  You’ll need to take the initiative and be comfortable doing so.
  • Organization and time management skills in spades. You’ll be handling multiple projects and deadlines that will require you to prioritize then re-prioritize… then… re-prioritize again.
  • Positive emotional resilience. Problems will arise.  We want to make sure you have the ability calmly address and resolve unforeseen challenges expected in a large, complex AP department.
  • A mind for the details. Okay we know “detail-oriented” is on about every job description – but we really mean it! 
  • Master of multi-tasking. We are looking for someone that can handle multiple tasks at once and feels comfortable juggling the work load.
  • Agile in a fast-past environment. We move, and we move quickly. Thriving in an environment that never stops, is a must.
  • Passionate and goal-oriented. We are looking for someone that is enthusiastic about their work and is passionate about not only meeting their goals but exceeding them.



The Specifics.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; preferably in Accounting
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in an Accounts Payable (AP) management position or five (5) years of other management experience in an Accounting or Accounting Operations related position.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.



Anything Else?  Absolutely.


DriveTime was awarded Top Companies to Work for in AZ by for our great culture and one of the Best Places to Work in IT as awarded by PBJ.  Essentially we offer a creative, transparent and fun environment since, well, we work here too.  DriveTime was also voted the Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc 5000, and we aren’t slowing down anytime soon!



So What About the Perks?  Perks matter.


  • Medical, Dental and Vision. DriveTime pays a nice chunk of your premiums to keep the cost as low as possible for our employees.
  • 16 days of PTO and 6 paid Holidays. Because who doesn’t love time off?
  • Benefits like 401(k), company paid life insurance, short and long-term disability.
  • Casual Dress. Come dressed in jeans (you’ll fit right in with the rest of us).
  • Game Room. Gimme a break – no, not a Kit Kat ad but we do have a ping-pong table, pool table and Virtual Reality if you ever need a break in your day.
  • Wellness Program and In-House Gym. We want our employees to be the best versions of themselves. That’s why we offer a Wellness Program that includes an in-house gym, B12 shots, teeth cleanings, biometric screenings and much more!
  • Growth opportunities. DriveTime takes a lot of pride in promoting from within. We have spent the last 14 years growing our team members and taking them on the path to owning their careers!


Not the exact job that you're looking for?

See Similar Job Listings

Meet the DriveTime Crew!

We’re a team of innovators and engineers, movers and shakers, morning people and night owls, dreamers and believers, techies and talkers. But most of all we are a family. At DriveTime we’re fueled by the success of our employees as much as we are by the loyalty of our customers.

Emily B.
Retail Operations


I love that DriveTime constantly challenges you and allows you to grow through continuous learning. Having the ability to build relationships with individuals across various teams allows you to truly understand the entire operation. Being surrounded by some of the best leaders in the industry, an environment has been created where everyone is on the same team working for the same goal.

Golfing is one of my passions! I grew up playing golf with my brothers and played competitively in High School. My best memory is when I hit a hole-in-one in the same tournament my brothers were playing at (they’re both still bitter about it) and I can claim I’m the best golfer in the family! Nowadays I like to play on the weekends and rep my DT polo on the course!

Learn more about careers at DriveTime and view our open positions.

Take the next Step in Your Career at DriveTime.