Purchase to Pay Process Lead

Job Title: Purchase to Pay Process Lead
Contract Type: Contract
REF: 122599
Contact Name: Laurentina Kennedy
Contact Email: laurentina@rftgroup.ie
Job Published: almost 6 years ago

Job Description

Purchase to Pay Process Lead
The Purchase to Pay Process Lead is responsible for ensuring that:
Accounts Payable (AP), Travel & Entertainment (T&E), Vendor Management (VM) and Purchase Order (PO) processing for the European entities operating in are carried out in a controlled and efficient manner.
Staff are managed and developed to maintain high levels of morale, motivation and productivity and a customer service mindset is at the fore.
Delivery of projects is of a high quality, managed to time, with the desired results achieved.
Key performance indicators for the teams are developed and monitored, with actions identified and delivered to achieve process efficiency and overall compliance.
Continuous improvement is driven across the processes and the teams are able to continually challenge and improve key processes.
Functionality of the IT systems is maximized, to meet the demands of the business and to assist with maximizing efficiency
Lead and manage members of the AP, T&E, VM and PO Processing teams, including objective setting, development and training, coaching staff and providing ongoing direction and feedback.
Delivery of the bi-yearly performance reviews and establishment of development plans across the team to ensure capabilities and skills are up to date and remain relevant to direction of business growth. It is important that the team is highly motivated to deliver a high standard of customer service.
Ensure that all Procure to Pay (P2P) processes are carried out in a controlled and efficient manner.
Ensure the integrity and accuracy of the multiple systems relating to the P2P function.
Ensure that all processes and procedures are robust and maintain Sarbanes Oxley compliance.
Instill a strong control ethic within the team and ensure all team members have a thorough understanding of all control elements.
Lead and / or participate in key initiatives and projects, as well as collaborate with colleagues across the business in relation to their projects.
Ensure that delivery is of a high quality, achieving the outcomes required in relation to change management and ongoing process.
Ensure delivery of training on the P2P process and global policies to business customers is effective
Provide ongoing challenge and review to all P2P processes in order to deliver a culture of continuous improvement:
Challenge and improve the IT environment to enhance efficiency and control
Leverage knowledge across the EU and US to deliver effective, efficient and consistent services to customers
Ensure the correct KPIs are measured to drive cost effectiveness and control
Education & Experience Requirements
10 years of operational accounting / hands-on finance experience gained in a shared services environment within a large multi-national organisation
Proven experience of leading and developing a diverse team (30+ employees)
Proven experience of leading teams through change (e.g. organiztional or new systems implementations)
Strong IT skills, particularly in relation to ERP systems and supporting technologies
Will require some travel, due to the geography of those colleagues that the role interacts with.
For further information on this Purchase to Pay Process Lead position please contact Laurentina Kennedy at The RFT Group on 01 2302400 Check out all our open jobs on our Recruitment website: www.rftgroup.ie
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