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Senior Accounts Payable Analyst (Full-time, Remote)

Portland, OR | Full Time | Remote

Job Description

Senior Accounts Payable Analyst

Note: This is a fully remote role. The successful candidate may work from any location within the United States. Necessary equipment will be provided by NWEA. 

Position Summary

The Finance team serves in three major roles at NWEA: financial operations and supporting activities; financial performance management and measurement; and fiduciary stewardship of organizational resources.  The Accounts Payable Analyst conducts these activities and acts cross-functionally to ensure efficient workflow, responsiveness, and operational excellence.

The Senior Accounts Payable Analyst has primary responsibility for meeting NWEA’s cash obligations and is responsible for developing and evolving efficient processes for timely and accurate vendor bill processing, resolving issues with internal and external parties, ensuring regulatory compliance, and maintaining a high-quality payables portfolio. The Senior Accounts Payable Analyst will have demonstrated ability to operate in multiple roles, lead functions, and implement process improvements. This position will be responsible for training new team members and for managing critical business processes.


  • Oversee the processing of transactions for all organizational payables including vendor bills, employee expense reports, and credit cards
  • Oversee and process payments including check runs, wire transfers, as well as credit card and ACH payments
  • Coordinate and manage the daily activities of the Accounts Payable analyst
  • Maintain Accounts Payable records in accordance with company guidelines
  • Own the month-end accrual process for expenses
  • Oversee the preparation of 1099’s
  • Establish and continuously improve accounts payable processes that meet the needs of an ever growing and changing organization
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with all levels of management throughout the organization, as well as with vendors and suppliers
  • Proactively work with internal business partners and/or vendors to obtain the appropriate information required by Accounts Payable to process transactions; communicate with vendors to resolve payment issues and billing discrepancies
  • Recommend solutions to business partners for future expedient bill processing; meet with business partners to resolve payment issues and to educate them on Accounts Payable processes and forms when necessary
  • Demonstrate a clear commitment to the highest standards of professional and personal conduct
  • Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the success of the team and the entire organization

Skills and abilities

  • Fundamental knowledge of financial and accounting principles and internal controls, particularly in the technology industry
  • Ability to build relationships and work with others to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects, processes, and activities related to the procure-to-pay workflow
  • Strong service orientation and the ability to coach others with both patience and enthusiasm
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate accounts payables issues and gaps to both accounting and non-accounting stakeholders at various levels of the organization
  • Strong ability to manage up to appropriate managers by keeping them regularly informed on the status of workload, status of issues, and progress of related issue resolution
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously and adjust easily to shifting priorities; ability to handle daily transactions as well as being able see the bigger picture
  • Demonstrated ability working with enterprise financial systems required; familiarity with NetSuite and Concur strongly desired
  • Deal successfully with ambiguity, manage multiple priorities, and able to achieve results during times of complex changes
  • Experience with importing/exporting data from multiple systems for a variety of uses and reporting



  • Instill trust: gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
  • Communicate effectively: develop and deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  • Customer focus: build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions
  • Drive results: consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances
  • Situational adaptability: adapt approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations
  • Manage complexity: make sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
  • Optimize work processes: know the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Financial acumen: interpret and apply understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions
  • Business insight: apply knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals

Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required; degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field desirable. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Four years relevant procure-to-pay/accounts payable experience; with experience in high growth or fast-paced environment strongly desired

About Us

NWEA® is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide timely data to help tailor instruction. For more than 40 years, NWEA has developed innovative pre-K–12 assessments, including our flagship interim assessment, MAP® Growth™; and our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP® Reading Fluency™. Educators trust our professional learning offerings to accelerate student learning and our research to support assessment validity and data interpretation. More than 11 million students in 146 countries use our solutions to support their learning and growth each year.


What we can offer you

At NWEA we not only offer a competitive base salary, we offer a 15% contribution of eligible employees’ base salary to a defined contribution 403(b) retirement savings plan; career development opportunities; an awesome work culture and environment; we also offer industry leading benefits and perks that are focused on supporting our employees’ holistic wellbeing. To learn more about what we can offer more, click here.



NWEA strives to make diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) practices the center of our work. Our organization’s mission, Partnering to Help All Kids Learn, is the foundation for our DEIA commitment as we work to reflect, value, and support the educators, students, colleagues, and communities we serve. We seek to empower and engage all stakeholders in the research, services, solutions, and products we provide, our organizational culture, and the partnerships we establish with schools, districts, states, and countries.


NWEA endeavors to make accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please call us at (503) 624-1951 or e-mail us at and let us know the nature of your request, your location and your contact information. This is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.  


NWEA is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our EEO Policy Statement, please visit our website. If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please visit the EEOC website

Company Overview

  • Website
  • Headquarters NEW YORK, NY
  • Size 500 - 1,000
  • Founded 1977
  • Type NGO/NPO/NFP/Organization/Association
  • Revenue $50M - $200M
  • Industry Software & Networking
  • About nwea
  • NWEA is a Non-Profit Organization that supports students and educators worldwide by providing assessment solutions.

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