Senior Associate, Spend Management (Remote)


United States of America / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Industry: Future of Work
  • Post Date: 07/10/2024
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  • Company Address: 999 18th Street, Suite 2240, Denver, CO, 80202

About Guild

At Guild, we unlock opportunity for America’s workforce through education, skilling, and career mobility.

Job Description

At Guild, we believe talent is everywhere and that opportunity should be too. We continue to have our home and headquarters in Denver, but we have embraced a distributed model of working to reach the best talent in the United States. While some roles may require proximity to our Denver office, roles based outside of our Denver office can sit in any of the following 30 states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI and Washington D.C. Please only apply if you are able to live and work full-time in one of the states listed above. State locations and specifics are subject to change as our hiring requirements shift. All salaries ranges are standardized nationwide and will not vary by region.


If you are an Internal Candidate, please apply via our Internal Job Board


At Guild, we uphold our Core Values in everything we do.  Our team emphasizes our Core Values in the following ways:
  • Nurture A Learner’s Mindset - using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and development areas
  • Build Shared Success - building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Be an Owner - holding self and others accountable to meet commitments
  • Create Belonging - recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to our company

Guild is hiring a Senior Associate, Spend Management. The Senior Associate, Spend Management plays a pivotal role in ensuring efficient and effective management of the procure-to-pay (P2P) process within the organization. Collaborating closely with the Senior Manager and Director of Spend Management, you will support the seamless execution of procurement activities, accurate processing of invoices, and timely disbursement of payments. Your attention to detail and expertise will contribute to the efficiency and accuracy of our financial transactions.

As the Senior Associate, Spend Management, you will:

  • Procure-to-Pay Oversight: Support the end-to-end management of the procure-to-pay process, ensuring adherence to organizational policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Purchase Order Management: Coordinate with stakeholders to accurately set up purchase orders (POs) in the ZIP system, verifying details such as pricing, quantities, and vendor information.
  • Invoice Processing: Oversee the receipt, validation, and matching of invoices against POs and receipts, facilitating timely and accurate payment processing.
  • Payment Management: Ensure payments are executed promptly and accurately, liaising with finance teams to address any discrepancies and optimize cash flow management.
  • Control Implementation: Implement and maintain robust controls within the P2P process to mitigate risks, prevent fraud, and safeguard financial assets.
  • Vendor Relations: Cultivate positive relationships with vendors, addressing inquiries and resolving issues related to invoicing, payments, and contractual terms.
  • Travel & Expense (T&E) Management: Manage the T&E process for the organization, utilizing the Navan system to facilitate expense reporting, approval workflows, and reimbursement.

You are a strong fit for this role if you have:

  • Financial Acumen: Demonstrated proficiency in financial management principles, including budgeting, forecasting, and variance analysis.
  • Analytical Skills: Ability to interpret financial data, identify trends, and derive actionable insights to drive process improvements and cost savings.
  • Attention to Detail: Meticulous in reviewing and validating financial documents, with a keen eye for accuracy and precision.
  • Communication: Strong verbal and written communication skills, capable of effectively liaising with internal stakeholders, external vendors, and cross-functional teams.
  • Problem-Solving: Resourceful in resolving issues and mitigating risks within the P2P process, employing critical thinking and creative problem-solving techniques.
  • Technology Proficiency: Proficient in utilizing P2P systems such as ZIP and Navan, with the ability to leverage technology to streamline processes and enhance efficiency.
  • Collaboration: A team player who collaborates effectively with colleagues at all levels, fostering a culture of cooperation and knowledge sharing within the organization.

We feel passionately about equal pay for equal work, and transparency in compensation is one vehicle to achieve that. Total compensation for this role is market competitive, including a salary range of $80,000 - $110,000, as well as company stock options. We are committed to providing opportunities that align with our larger company strategy of Career Mobility. We believe that skills are transferable and value candidates that have a passion for our mission and a learner’s mindset. If you don’t have 100% of the qualifications but can see yourself doing a great job, we invite you to apply.

At Guild, we unlock the talent and economic potential of America’s workforce for employees and their companies. We partner with the nation’s largest employers—including Walmart, Chipotle, Discover, Hilton, Macy’s, Target, and The Walt Disney Company—to create cultures of opportunity that help them attract and retain top talent, while building the workforce of the future from within. By using our proprietary Career Opportunity Platform to develop education and learning programs that work in the real-world, thousands of employees at those companies have gained the skills, knowledge, and guidance they need to build a brighter future for themselves and their families—all without paying for tuition or career services on their own. 

Guild is female-founded and a certified B Corp. The company has been named to the TIME100 Most Influential Companies of 2022 list, CNBC Disruptor50 list three years in a row, Inc. Best Led Companies list, Fast Co. World Changing Ideas list and the B Lab Best for the World list among many others. 

Guild is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let your recruiter know. We currently offer the following benefits:

  • Access to low-cost, high-quality health care options through Cigna and Kaiser (due to coverage limitations, Kaiser is currently only available in CA & CO)
  • Access to a 401k to help save for the future
  • Open vacation policy for employees to rest and recharge
  • 8 days of fully-paid sick leave, to take the time to heal and or recover
  • Family-friendly benefits, including 12 weeks of parental leave for non-birthing parents and 18-20 weeks for birthing parents; 4-week ramp-up period for when employees return from a leave of 6 weeks or more; as well as employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, employer-sponsored life insurance, fertility and caregiving benefits.
  • Well-rounded wellness benefits including free and low cost mental health resources and financial wellbeing support services
  • Education benefits and tuition assistance to help your future development and growth


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