SLS CO, Ltd, one of the premier rapid response and long-term disaster recovery firms in the nation, is seeking a Construction Accounts Payable Lead to join our team. The Company’s primary focus is rebuilding, rehabilitating and elevating homes throughout Staten Island, NY that were damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.


·         Responsible for managing the Construction Imprest Account

·         Prepare detailed account statements for the Imprest Account on a monthly basis and/or as otherwise required by management

·         Oversee the Construction payables team

·         Review contractor pay applications thoroughly to ensure billings are in accordance with contracts

·         Analyze and investigate billing discrepancies

·         Verify completeness and accuracy of lien releases submitted by the general and sub-contractors

·         Maintain necessary records for construction accounts payable

·         Correspond with general contractors, subcontractors, and other vendors regarding invoicing and payment inquiries

·         Process, batch, code and input invoices regularly into our accounting system and ensure appropriate back up is maintained

·         Ensure prior balances are accurate and all progress billings are paid timely

·         Attach pay applications with all back up and submit for various required approval signatures prior to submission for check processing

·         Obtain W-9s for new vendors

·         Research any vendor or project manager questions regarding payment status

·         Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices

·         Reconcile payables and accruals

·         Perform other related duties as assigned by management

Knowledge and Skills Required:

·         Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field; plus 8-10 years relevant work experience

·         Solid understanding of basic accounting principles, fair credit practices and collection regulations

·         Previous experience in a supervisory role

·         Experience in government funded construction projects

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·         Effective time management and organizational skills

·         Capacity to handle pressure on a daily basis

·         Proficiency in English language and in Microsoft Office applications

Position Details:

·         Status-Exempt, Regular Full-time employee

·         Work Hours:  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

·         Location:  1 Edgewater Plaza, Staten Island, NY 10305