AP Project Lead

The Finance & Admin Business Analyst is essential to the ongoing profitable operations for one of the most globally recognized and respected companies in the world. By overseeing our financial activities, you will enable IBM to continue to bring to market ground-breaking innovations such as Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Solutions, Cloud Infrastructure, and Blockchain technologies, to name a few.

Your Role and Responsibilities
Purpose of the job:

The Accounts Payable project team is designed to define and deliver solutions for complex problems, issues highlighted within and outside of the APC in order to improve or deploy processes, systems, communication and controls. Project team is also responsible for the deployments of new IBM companies into the Accounts Payable systems and the integrations into existing companies.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Accept and initiate the project
  • Prepare the project plan and keep it up to date
  • Develop potential solutions
  • Recommend process/systems changes etc., as necessary
  • Ensure all departments, countries etc. are fully involved.
  • Work closely together with involved parties (operation teams, management, business control, system development teams, Procurement, country contacts, etc.)
  • Attend conference calls and provide input where required
  • Provide milestones, identify dependencies for management
  • Obtain the correct approvals and sign offs where applicable
  • Ensure all necessary documentation is prepared/updated
  • Ensure education is carried out where necessary
  • Record the time spent on different projects
  • Monitor the post implementation phase and work with the teams to address and resolve any issues
  • Officially close projects, tasks

Required Professional and Technical Expertise
  • Fluent English skills
  • Reliable, precise, efficient, well organized
  • Flexible in work schedules
  • Thorough, persistent, initiative, consistent
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as in team (assist others in other teams to meet deadlines).
  • Time Management skills
  • Project management skills
  • Understanding of Accounts Payable processes
  • Technical skills (SQL, system knowledge)

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise

About Business Unit
The IBM Finance organization is responsible for driving enterprise performance and transformation.  We are the financial stewards of IBM, delivering IBM's financial strategy, developing new business models, and mitigating enterprise risk. Do you have a passion for creating business value? Join our team in accounting, financial planning, pricing, business controls, tax, treasury, business development (acquisitions & divestitures), and global financing.

Your Life @ IBM
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About IBM
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Location Statement
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