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Accounts Payable Manager- Aurora, CO


Kärcher is the world's leading provider of cleaning solutions with around 13,000 employees in 70 countries and an innovative product offer for commercial and domestic customers alike. Renowned for our innovation, over 90% of our products have been developed in the past 5 years. We owe this success to our employees, their skills, dedication, ideas and commitment. Constant investment in R&D, quality, marketing and design make us a well-known brand and a most attractive employer to develop your career with. Do you want to be part of our growth story?



Accounts Payable Manager- Aurora, CO




All over the world, Kärcher is synonymous with top performance, innovation and quality. In the same way that our products stand out from others, we too stand out as an employer. As a family-owned company, mutual appreciation and trust are particularly important to us. At Kärcher you can expect extraordinary tasks, which is why we look for employees who show outstanding motivation, dedication, and team spirit. Only together can we create that which sets Kärcher apart – and each individual employee plays an important role in this. The difference is you.




The Accounts Payable Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day activity and assist in the strategic planning of Fleet Management, Travel & Expense, vendor invoice and account management, payment runs and AP process communication. The Accounts Payable Manager will provide coverage and training for Analysts and Specialists, as necessary.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage processing of production and non-production invoices.  Ensure accuracy of system input, PO’s, required turnaround time, payment, escalations, and reporting.
  • Ensure team members research and resolve vendor issues, payment inquiries and maintenance of accounts.
  • Ensure validation of all changes within vendor accounts or bank detail.
  • Actively monitor bank transactions for vendor payments, intercompany settlement and customer rebates.
  • Initiate payment runs for all vendor payments and customer rebates on a weekly and ad-hoc basis.
  • Review duplicate invoice posting report prior to all payment runs.
  • Develop and distribute weekly and monthly reporting to management on processing of invoices and vendor account management.
  • Monitor reporting and accounts to identify opportunities for vendor discounts.
  • Review daily accounts payable reconciliation to bank transactions and communicate any issues to relevant parties to ensure they are resolved.
  • Assist in month end close and year-end audit.
  • Prepare and review 1099 forms for all relevant vendors.
  • Facilitate the company escheatment process related to any unclaimed property items.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with the Fleet Management Policy, support of drivers, reports and quality of data.
  • Generate weekly GI / IR reporting and identify process improvements.
  • Ensure management of corporate T&E policy, CONCUR system processing and expense payments.
  • Review and post monthly accruals for accounts payable and goods-in-transit
  • Ensure all team members are trained and there is cross training for each function.
  • Facilitate department projects and ensure timely completion.





  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent required



  • 8+ years of Accounts Payable processing experience required


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Deadline and detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience in SAP preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong team player that takes initiative
  • Ability to successfully plan and follow through within established timelines
  • Ability to review others’ work in a timely and effective manner



This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.  These may be added, removed, changed or reassigned as needed to accommodate business requirements.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer – M/F/Disabled/Veteran

Base Salary

$85,000 - $95,000 per year 


Incentive Plan

Karcher Incentive Plan (KIP) -  15%  



Kärcher has competitive benefit offerings for all full-time employees, which include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, dental and vision plans
  • Employee, spouse, and child life insurance
  • HSA and FSAs for health care, child care, and commuting
  • 401k matching up to 4%
  • Paid holidays (11 per year)
  • Flexible PTO for exempt employees; generous PTO for non-exempt employees


  • Paid sick time
  • Short and long term disability Insurance
  • Employee purchase program for all Kärcher retail products
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Headquarters location equipped with onsite cafe and fitness center


Fabiana Valbuena

Talent Acquisition Manager

Kärcher North America, Inc.

6398 N. Kärcher Way

Aurora, CO  80019






Nearest Major Market: Denver