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Date:  Sep 3, 2019

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Accountant, Accounts Payable

Job ID172517 
Location Name: CA-FSC SF Off (0174)
Address: 525 Market St, 32nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States (US)
Job Type: Full Time
Position Type (Regular/Temporary): Regular
Job Function: Finance


Beauty is serious business. Our accountants, analysts, and managers balance the bottom line with multiple budget priorities and revenue streams. These talented, passionate, and meticulous financial professionals keep their eyes on our numbers to report, plan, and advise—to act as true partners to the business and keep our amazing growth on track.


Position Overview

The Accounts Payable Accountant for Sephora will be responsible for overseeing the flow of billing invoices and assisting with resolving payment issues. This position will work with multiple business partners, both internal and external, to help resolved payment questions and assure the right information has been received. This entails working with vendors via email, monitoring and resolving aging reports, reviewing payment runs to ensure all items have been captured and various other day to day ad hoc responsibilities.


  • Responsible for communicating directly with vendors and internal business partners
  • Build and maintain internal and external relationships
  • Gather information and communicate with external vendors to resolve issues
  • Document notes clearly and efficiently to track the flow of an invoice or other items & be able to communicate these notes to other stakeholders
  • Process payments in SAP and submit for payment
  • Communicate efficiently with management regarding payment approvals and timing
  • Meet internal and external deadlines for invoice resolution and payment terms
  • Research payment questions in a timely manner and provide business partners with a clear understanding of the status of their invoice or payment concern
  • Ad hoc duties/projects as assigned
  • JE prep & review


  • 2+ years of experience in finance or financial operations
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Experience with SAP is a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Critical thinking and creative problem solving
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrate effective research skills
  • Time management
  • Eagerness to learn and develop
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable to the needs of the business

SEPHORA has been changing the face of prestige cosmetics since its debut in 1970s Paris. Sephora was acquired by luxury group Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in 1997 then launched stateside in 1998, and is currently home to 200 world-class brands - including its own private label, SEPHORA COLLECTION. Sephora's curated assortment features more than 14,000 products including makeup, skin care, perfume, hair care, body, professional tools and more. Sephora is the beauty education hub, offering consultations at the Beauty Studio, a variety of complimentary classes, one-on-one service from Personal Beauty Advisors, and exclusive retail technology SKINCARE IQ, COLOR IQ, and FRAGRANCE IQ. Sephora is an international force in beauty, and its award-winning website and ever-growing presence on social-media make it the world's premier digital beauty destination.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

Job Segment: Accounts Payable, ERP, Accounting, SAP, Finance, Technology

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