Corporate - Accounts Payable Specialist in Bradenton, FL at First Watch Inc.

Date Posted: 11/30/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    8725 Pendery Place
    Bradenton, FL
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
  • Restaurant
    *First Watch Corporate Office

Job Description

Job Summary 

Our Company is looking for a reliable and precise professional to join our Accounts Payable team. This position is specifically responsible for processing of payments specific to First Watch’s restaurant leases. This also includes reviewing and reconciling statements received from landlords as well as other aspects of Accounts Payable processing. We are seeking an experienced candidate who can process Accounts Payable, analyze statements and reports, and work with landlords / vendors to reconcile and resolve discrepancies. The Accounts Payable Specialist will also be equipped to contribute to our continuous process improvement efforts. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities 

The essential functions in this job description are not all-inclusive of this position’s duties and responsibilities. 

  • Perform all aspects of Accounts Payable with multiple systems at high volume 
  • Verify documentation to process payment 
  • Verify incoming AP batches for accuracy, resolve any errors 
  • Perform data entry functions processing AP 
  • Ensure policies and procedures are applied to payment processes 
  • Perform research and problem solving for landlord/vendor account reconciliation 
  • Provide reporting to upper management as required 
  • Keep records on file for easy access by accounting and other personnel 
  • Duties related to vendor maintenance 
  • Review, enter and process invoices and ensure the accuracy of amounts and coding 
  • Cross train and assist other team members as needed 
  • Assist in the development of forms, procedures and work instructions 


  • High School graduate / GED 
  • 4+ years of experience in Accounts Payable 
  • Strong understanding of the Accounts Payable and reconciliation process 
  • Experience with an organization of equal or greater volume and complexity 
  • Computer skills including ability to use software including experience with Excel, Word, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat Pro 
  • Experience with Great Plains or similar accounting software 
  • Experience with a property management company a plus 
  • Experience with a large purchasing system a plus 
  • Basic math skills, including ability to verify the accuracy of invoice details, calculations and total charges 
  • Analytical skills to find disparities in documents, statements and reports

First Watch is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, First Watch will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.