Kaiser Permanente Director Accounts Payable in Oakland, California

Leads the Accounts Payable function in Kaiser Permanente's Buy to Pay shared services organization, which is responsible for accurately, effectively and efficiently processing over $20B in disbursements and 1099 filing nationally for all Kaiser Permanente regions. Responsible for general management of operations; financial management and controllership of processes; customer service and support'; service level management; compliance reporting/monitoring; risk mitigation and staff development for a team that spans over 120 individuals including both non-represented and represented union labor across three geographies. Responsible for ensuring service delivery while continually identifying, evaluating and implementing initiatives to improve service quality, turn-around times, compliance and efficiencies in partnership with our represented labor organizations. Responsible for integrating future acquisitions into our shared services model for Accounts Payable. Participates in and leads cross-functional efforts with colleagues in upstream functions (e.g., Sourcing, Procurement, etc.) to streamline end-to-end Buy to Pay processes. Works collaboratively with Controllership and Internal Audit functions to actively monitor processes, controls and mitigate risk. Develops, interprets and implements financial concepts for financial planning and control. Performs technical analysis to determine present and future financial performance. Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes recommendations for financial plans, acquisition activity, trends, future requirements and operating forecasts. Performs financial analysis and benchmarking studies and operations research to continually improve processes.

Essential Responsibilities:

Leads management team to establish strategic plans and objectives for the function; may assist with developing some cross-functional oriented objectives.

Develops a team of professionals and their capabilities. Coaches, develops and mentors direct reports through feedback and development opportunities.

Has overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, performance requirements, and recommending and implementing changes to methods.

Influences the development and execution of functional KP-wide policies and long-term goals.

Participates in development of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people for the corporate function.

Proactively monitors performance and compliance with processes, procedures and controls.

Basic Qualifications:


Minimum ten (10) years of directly related experience accounting.

Minimum five (5) years of related management experience.


Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field required.

License, Certification, Registration


Additional Requirements:

Requires expert knowledge of Accounts Payable in a shared service environment and advanced knowledge of related functions (Sourcing and Procurement).

Expert knowledge and experience with ERP Accounts Payable solutions, ideally PeopleSoft.

Expert knowledge in implementing and monitoring SOX controls.

Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience applying performance improvement methodologies (e.g., Six Sigma, etc.).

Master's degree in accounting, finance or related field preferred.


TITLE: Director Accounts Payable

LOCATION: Oakland, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.