PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Accounts Payable Lead is responsible for the end-to-end cash disbursements process, focusing on minimizing the administrative cost to process invoices and payments, while delivering a high level of service that meets or exceeds the Service Level Agreement. The APL will process invoices for products and services procured from vendors, while maximizing cash flow opportunities; establishing and maintaining common process company-wide based on best practices.
Provide leadership in administration of all components of processing cash disbursements.
Identify and present solutions for continuous process improvement.
Lead and Manage the Accounts Payable Team.
Work with Cash Management and Treasury in developing and maintaining disbursement bank relationships.
Meet or exceed customer Service Level Agreement.
Support teams in identifying, defining and implementing process improvement solutions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Bachelor’s degree with a major in finance, business or accounting.
Knowledge and skills
Expert in the end-to-end cash disbursements process, with the ability to take a hands on operational role as required.
Proficient in using Finance ERP solutions.
Fluent in spoken and written business English and Spanish.
Knowledge of using alternative payment mechanisms with experience of working with Procurement to optimize their use.
4+ years of experience in Purchase to Pay processes.
Shared Services operations experience.
Internal controls experience.
Experience in interfacing with business customers in defining procurement service requirements or procurement/accounting information.
Broad based experience in accounting and financial systems.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Project management experience.
Fluent in spoken and written business Portuguese or French desirable.
Understanding of Procurement, Accounts Payable and Disbursement best practices.