Welcome to the WAGNER world!

With more than 1,600 employees at 16 locations and in 13 countries we are one of the market-leading manufacturers of innovative coating technology. We bring colour, protection and functions to surfaces. Our customers are industrial enterprises, crafts enterprises and do-it-yourselfers. The enthusiasm for perfect surfaces unites us. We are not simply looking for employees. We are looking for people who share our enthusiasm.

Accounts Payable Specialist

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447



Thank you for your interest in Wagner. We always have our eyes open for talented people who want to learn, grow and expand their capabilities with Wagner.

From start to finish, you'll enjoy a fun and colorful career at Wagner.

Wagner is small enough that you matter and large enough for you to make a difference.

Wagner Spray Tech believes that people represent a company's most important asset. At Wagner, we strive to create an organization where everyone participates and efforts are focused toward continuous improvement. These improvements are driven by dedication, teamwork, and the innovation of the Wagner family.

Our company participates in the US government's E-Verify process. In addition, all offers of employment are contingent on a drug test and background check.


Our benefit package includes starting at 4 weeks PTO per year, 401(k) and a company match, medical, dental, life, disability, long term care insurance, as well as tuition reimbursement.



Position Objective:

Manages the input of vendor invoices into the Accounts Payable system, in alignment with company policies.  Assists with weekly check and ACH payment runs, and review of employee expense reports.    Monitors and maintains reporting / communication of Accounts Payable activity to minimize surprise financial results.  Remains flexible enough to adapt to new challenges and special projects, as required.





  • Vendor Invoice Processing – Reviews vendor invoices and ensures appropriate General Ledger expense coding, 2- or 3-way match, and purchase order / invoice authorization from management.  Enters invoices into SAP system for processing and ensures proper filing of related invoices and supporting documentation. 
  • Resolution of Vendor Disputes and Vendor Statement reconciliation – Communicates with vendors and relevant internal personnel to resolve invoice and / or payment disputes / chargebacks with vendors.
  • Expense Report Processing – Reviews employee expense reports and verifies appropriate supporting receipt / invoice documentation, General Ledger expense coding, manager authorization, and alignment with company expense reimbursement policies.
  • Payment Runs – Assists with the preparation of weekly / bi-weekly ACH and check payment runs for vendor invoices and employee expense reports.  Maintains appropriate filing / organization of payments and supporting documentation.
  • Vendor Master Maintenance / Set-up – Maintains accurate vendor master records and ensures that new vendors are appropriately authorized and accurately set-up within SAP.
  • Performs other duties and assumes accountabilities, as apparent or as delegated, including mutually agreed-upon objectives.


Relationship to Others:

Interacts with all levels of management and employees regarding Accounts Payable and expense report activities.  Communicates on a consistent basis with Purchasing, Inventory, Shipping / Receiving, and Finance personnel regarding purchasing and payment activities.  Maintains communication with external vendors regarding outstanding invoices, payment status, and vendor disputes / chargebacks.



Dimensions of Position:

  • Controls vendor accounts, including but not limited to invoice processing, assisting with payment runs, and reconciliation of outstanding vendor account balances.  Verifies all vendor invoices are appropriately recorded and scheduled for payment in alignment with agreed-upon payment terms.  Contacts vendors to resolve disputes / chargebacks and other payment discrepancies. 


  • Ensures the consistent application of Accounts Payable and employee expense reimbursement policies and internal controls.  Administers daily / weekly Accounts Payable activities and acts as a financial representative of Wagner to vendors.  Recommends and implements new concepts and approaches, regardless of obstacles, to advance the scope and value of the position.



Education and Experience:



  • 4-year or 2-year Accounting or Business degree preferred.



  • Minimum 2 years of Accounts Payable experience required with a mid to large-sized company, including past management of invoice processing and assisting in payment runs. 



  • Knowledge of Accounts Payable accounting principles and how they affect business.  Highly competent with Microsoft Office products.  Knowledge of SAP, and / or other comparable operating software systems, report writing, and other computer applications is preferred. 


  • Able to work independently and manage responsibilities with minimal supervision.  Manages time and workload efficiently, ensuring that tasks are completed timely.  Detail-oriented and able to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment.  Professional, business-driven mentality with the ability to communicate and interact with all levels of the organization, as well as vendors and other external parties.  Excellent oral / written communication abilities and organization / analytic skills. 

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis