Department: Finance

Office: Ann Arbor


Vericel is seeking to hire a full time Accounts Payable Specialist reporting to the Accounting Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of accounts payable and cash disbursements. Additionally, the incumbent will assist with the development of policies, procedures, daily / weekly / monthly reporting, serve a critical role in the integration of acquisitions, and contribute to ongoing process improvement and best practices.

  • Responsible for the management of the US accounts payable function.
  • Works toward optimizing the accounts payable processes, activities, and performance including responsibility for managing invoice intake, imaging, processing, and disbursing cash. Also responsible for Vendor Master data, AP Audit and AP Support/Helpdesk functions.  
  • Disbursements are approximately $20 million USD annually, utilizing Great Plains Dynamics ERP and paid in various currencies.
  • Manages daily operations of the US accounts payable function, including maintenance of amounts owed, invoice verification, discount accuracy, expense coding, voucher preparation, general ledger account reconciliation, and issuing checks and electronic disbursements for payment.
  • Interacts with Procurement and Location personnel at all levels to troubleshoot root cause issues in the Requisition to Payment cycle.
  • Supports acquisition integration teams to ensure proper and smooth integration of procure to pay and accounts payable functions.
  • Assist accounting and finance with necessary changes to the accounts payable process required as a result of legal entity consolidations.
  • Provides support for audits and special projects.
  • Maintains Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) documentation for reporting functions managed.


Accounting and Finance

  • Previous experience in accounts payable / Procure-to-Pay business experience in Great Plains Dynamics.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office applications.

Hardware/Software Experience

  • Previous experience in accounts payable / Procure-to-Pay business experience in Great Plains Dynamics.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to enter work performed data into the systems.
  • Ability to use the internet to source information.
  • General computer skills.

Language Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests, commissions, proportions, and percentages.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent  from two-year college or technical school or higher.
  • Greater than one year related experience and/or training.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer