World Vision International

Accounts Payable Team Lead

Job Description

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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.