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Accounts Payable Organized Play Associate

The Pokémon Company International

Get to know The Pokémon Company International 

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world. 

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Get to know the role 

Job Title: Accounts Payable Organized Play Associate

Job Summary: The Accounts Payable Organized Play Associate is responsible for the program administration of Play! Pokémon Awards Program. This requires exercise of discretion and independent judgment to coordinate funding and disbursement of cash and/or scholarships for award winners and travel stipends through third-party vendors. In certain cases, this position may attend these live events on behalf of the AP department to help players and guardians understand the payment process. 

FLSA Classification (US Only): Non-Exempt  

People Manager: No 

What you’ll do  

  • Approximately 50% of your time will be spent on managing the process for Awards disbursements (scholarships, cash, and travel stipends). This often includes exercising discretion and independent judgment to research and respond to disbursement inquiries from award winners or their guardians.
  • Attendance at live events may be required to assist players and guardians.
  • Review Players information from Organized play for completeness, to set Players up in our Accounting System. 
  • Analyze player data from Organized play to be in compliant with GDPR (General Data Protection regulation)
  • Maintain and update various databases and record-keeping programs to ensure players’ information in complete and accurate.
  • Monitor Zendesk (Player inquiry system) to ensure inquiries are addressed promptly and meets SLA
  • Ensure that internal controls and procedures are followed and identify any discrepancies to management
  • Monitor AP general mailbox to ensure e-mails are addressed promptly and meets SLA
  • Develop and implement disbursement policies and procedures
  • Manage funding to third party vendor and manage the relationship with third-party vendors
  • Coordinate with the preparation 1099s and 1042s annually. Extract and analyze information from the accounting system and/or third-party service providers.
  • Coordinate with third party vendor to load data and mail 1099 and 1042 forms by due dates
  • Collaborate with the Tax Department to ensure accuracy of tax information, by giving quarterly withholding tax amounts to pay to the IRS
  • Lead and/or participate in meetings with both internal and external business partners to address moderate to complex issues.
  • Review invoices and payment requests for proper approval and documentation. Assign general ledger account coding to ensure adherence to departmental budget, generally accepted accounting principles, and Company policies.
  • Initiate workflows using RPA software. Review outputs from the RPA bot to ensure completeness and accuracy. Review exceptions log and exercise discretion and judgment to ensure resolution
  • Assist with AP month-end and year-end accounting tasks, research variances as needed.
  • Partner with RPA developer to automate AP processes or enhance existing RPA bots as needed
  • Document or update desk procedures to ensure completeness and accuracy
  • Act as back up to (Associates-Senior Associate r)
  • Other ad-hoc projects as requested

What you’ll bring  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Finance/Accounting
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience in the Accounts Payable
  • General understanding of accounting principles including knowledge of general ledger accounts
  • Experience with the following is preferred:
    • Automated AP system with paperless invoice processing
    • Travel & expense management software
    • W8/W9 and Form 1099/1042-S
    • Robotics Process Automation software
    • Manage external vendors
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and accounting software applications.
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Skilled in the follow-through of multiple assigned tasks and projects
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills (verbal, written)
  • Proven problem solver

How you’ll be successful 

  • Passion for Pokémon: Develops an understanding of the Pokémon brand, the impact it has on our people, culture, business, fans, and communities, and applying that knowledge and passion to everything you do. 
  • Challenging the Expected: Approaches challenges with curiosity and creativity, embracing the possibility of failure as an opportunity to learn something new, develop innovative ideas, solve complex problems and identify unique opportunities.  
  • Integrity and Respect: Demonstrates integrity and respect by leading with empathy, listening to others, seeking out different perspectives, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and results. 
  • Dedicated to Quality: Takes ownership to maintain and promote high standards, looks for new ways to learn and improve, and embraces a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others in an effort to continuously improve.  
  • Building Relationships: Develops and strengthens relationships, adopting a “team first” mentality and working collaboratively to solve problems and meet shared goals.  
  • Delighting Customers: Listens and understands the interests and needs of our customers and stakeholders, making them feel heard and important, and embracing these learnings to continue delivering a unique Pokémon experience. 

What to expect  

  • An employee first culture
  • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pokémon
  • Competitive cash-based compensation programs
  • Base salary range: $51,000.00 - $76,000.00. This range is applicable for the labor market where the role is intended to be hired. It is common for TPCi to start employees below the midpoint of the range. Final base salary is directly related to each candidates qualifications and experience uniquely.
  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you
  • Generous paid family leave
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance
  • US Employees: 401k Employer Matching
  • UK/IRE Employees: Pension Employer Contributions
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Commuter benefit
  • LinkedIn learning
  • Comprehensive relocation package
  • Hybrid work environment

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. For roles in the United Kingdom, candidates will need the right to work. In some cases, and for some roles, the Company may be able to arrange a visa. For roles in Ireland, this role requires candidates to have the right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland. However, we welcome applications from all nationalities and may consider supporting an employment permit application, in appropriate and suitable cases. 

Internal Job Profile:  Accounting Support (S3)


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Location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
Date found: 2022-11-05

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