Strategic Financial Operations Architect: Accounts Payable


San Francisco, CA

Liftoff: Accelerating Growth in the Mobile Industry

Liftoff is the leading growth acceleration platform for the mobile industry, offering comprehensive solutions to advertisers, publishers, game developers, and DSPs. Our innovative tools, including Accelerate, Direct, Influence, Monetize, Intelligence, and Vungle Exchange, empower over 6,600 mobile businesses across 74 countries in sectors such as gaming, social, finance, ecommerce, and entertainment. Established in 2012 and headquartered in Redwood City, CA, Liftoff has a diverse, global presence.

About the Role: Accounts Payable Manager

Liftoff is currently seeking an Accounts Payable Manager to spearhead the development of a world-class payables operation. As a key leader, you will collaborate cross-functionally with Corporate Accounting, FP&A, Treasury, and our Publisher Partnerships team to scale our payments process, drive operational excellence, and support new growth and project initiatives.

  • Coach, mentor, and lead a team in AP, T&E, and Publisher Payments.
  • Manage communication with cross-functional teams, including Accounting, Treasury, FP&A, and cross-department leaders.
  • Approve all invoice coding and correct approval workflow through before syncing into Netsuite.
  • Review payment listings to ensure accuracy of invoice data while managing working capital initiatives.
  • Review monthly payments listings for all our publisher payments through Tipalti.
  • Manage the month-end close process for AP, including reconciliation of accounts and preparation of reports for management.
  • Monitor AP aging reports and manage vendor relationships to ensure timely payments and maintain good relationships.
  • Supervise AP team, including providing feedback on performance, coaching, and development opportunities.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and provide recommendations to senior management.
  • Collaborate with other departments as needed to ensure effective communication and cross-functional collaboration.
  • Ensure inquiries from vendors and other stakeholders are addressed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Implement process improvements to enhance efficiency & drive scalability; vendor onboarding, Invoice Entry QA, payment/invoice approvals, bank payments.
  • Work cross-functionally with the Financial Systems team to leverage payment tools to scale invoice entry automation.
  • Build-out reporting to measure success through KPI’s and provide visibility to leadership on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis.
  • Assist the Tax & Accounting teams with year-end audit and regulatory efforts including financial statement audit requests and 1099 processing.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting policies and internal controls including vendor management, invoice processing, cash management, and cash disbursements.
  • Manage non-vendor purchases including employee travel and expenses through Expensify and our credit card program.


  • 5+ years of experience in hiring and developing great teams in AP, financial operations, or a similar discipline.
  • 5+ years of progressive responsibilities in the tech industry.
  • Intermediate or advanced Excel skills required (Pivot Tables, Index Match, Sum If, etc.).
  • Experience with Netsuite,, Tipalti, Coupa, Expensify or other leading payment platforms is a plus.
  • Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, innovative environment.
  • Experience in solving multiple and complex challenges through critical thinking and cross-functional collaboration.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Extremely organized with good project management skills.
  • Comfortable with creating new processes from scratch.
  • Strong attention to detail, deadline driven, with strong organizational skills, and understands big picture concepts.
  • Senior presence with thoughtful, articulate communication style adaptable to the audience.


SF Bay Area, New York City, Los Angeles, Orange County: $115K-130K

Seattle/Olympia, Austin, Boston, San Diego, Santa Barbara: $105K-120K

All other cities in our approved to hire states: $95K-110K


Liftoff is committed to providing and maintaining a work environment where all employees and candidates are treated with dignity and respect and that is free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. Liftoff is further committed to providing an equal employment opportunity for all employees and candidates for employment free from discrimination and harassment on various grounds.

Agency and Third Party Recruiter Notice: Liftoff does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers or Recruiting Team. All candidates must be submitted via our Applicant Tracking System by approved Liftoff vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Recruiting Team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Liftoff Recruiting Team and such a candidate was submitted to the Liftoff Recruiting Team via our Applicant Tracking System.

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