Accounts Payable Manager

    • Philadelphia, PA

Accounts Payable Manager

Based in Philadelphia, PA, the Accounts Payable Lead will be responsible for global service delivery in all regions including America, Canada, India, Asia Pacific and Europe. This role will also oversee vendor maintenance, compliance, AP performance management and analytics. Additionally, this role will drive alignment with Source to Pay objectives.

Responsibilities:

Global service delivery

  • Manage business partner relationships with the business, suppliers, controllership, sourcing and technology
  • Escalate and resolve issues that arise
  • Define and maintain AP policies
  • Maintain, create and optimize processes related to service delivery
  • Maintain calendars related to payments and payment communications
  • Manage 3rd party relationships where applicable


Vendor Maintenance
  • Create and maintain vendor accounts
  • Ensure adherence to applicable sourcing policies such as payment terms
  • Participate in global vendor initiatives


Compliance
  • Define and maintain framework to ensure AP compliance with regulations, internal control objectives and SOX controls
  • Ensure that compliance with contractual obligations are met
  • Coordinate internal and external audits
  • Ensure changed to compliance requirements are incorporated into AP operations
  • Monitor compliance gaps and issue resolutions
  • Define and manage document archiving and retrieval strategy
  • Maintain compliance calendar


Reporting & Analytics
  • Maintain and execute the global AP performance management framework
  • Validate and report on performance metrics
  • Define and maintain AP reporting inventory
  • Provide reporting and analytics support to other AP functions as necessary


Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or similar field or equivalent work experience required
  • 5+ years experience in purchasing, accounts payable or accounts receivable in a multi-national company.
  • 2+ years experience direct people managing, preference of mentoring on and offshore staff
  • Experience of working in a shared service center accounts payable environment which includes outsourced service providers
  • Proven ability to direct accounts payable and related disbursement processes


Professional Experience
  • Good understanding of outcome management
  • Experience of managing outsourced service providers and navigating an outsourcing contract
  • Knowledge of six sigma, business process management frameworks desirable (not essential) to drive continuous improvement
  • Strong analytical & problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills - written, verbal & presentation skills, with an appreciation of the needs of the audience.
  • Experience working within a matrixed organization


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