Darren Drain

Accounts Payable Manager / Information Technology Specialist at Bayard Advertising


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May 2019 - Present

Bayard Advertising

Accounts Payable Manager / Information Technology Specialist

Jun 2016 - Present

Sensei Darren

Owner Instructor - Sensei Darren's Bully Proof LLC


May 2018 - May 2019

Forsman & Bodenfors

Accounts Payable Manager


Apr 2017 - May 2018

Media Assembly

Information Technology Administrator

Manage the Accounts Payable (AP) daily work flows in a high-volume environment, plan and implement AP process improvements to improve efficiency and strengthen controls, and provide guidance and training to AP staff. Responsibilities include processing full-cycle AP, supervising AP staff, interacting with vendors and ensuring timely and accurate payment of invoices, reviewing and analyzing AP aging and other AP reports.

Apr 2003 - Apr 2016

Re:Sources, A Publicis Groupe Company

Accounts Payable Manager

● Worked with finance managers for Zenith, Optimedia, Moxie, Bromley, Saatchi and Saatchi and Apex. ● Provided direct management of all Interactive and Print accounts payables analyst. ● Monitored ordered media dollars and media vendor clearances. ● Sent monthly open payable, aged payable and KPI reports to business units. ● Managed audits and a high volume of vendor inquires. ● Opened media profiles for media teams. ● Conducted weekly conference calls with MediaOcean and Costa Rica team. ● Researched and reconciled vendor refund checks. ● Reviewed discrepancy reports to ensure all reconciled invoices are cleared to A/P. ● Requested voucher reports and send offset emails to treasury. ● Requested and processed the bimonthly credit reports. ● Requested missing invoice reports and involve media if necessary. ● Ensured timely email response from payables analyst.

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