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Associate Manager, Accounts Payable

Makati City, Philippines

Category: Finance and Accounting, IT Job ID: 26287
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Works with the Manager in the management of the AP team. Manages/supervises Accounts Payable Analysts including planning, coordinating and controlling accounts payable activities such as but not limited to scanning and indexing, invoice posting/resolution of issues, payment processing, vendor master data, PO creation process, and freight billing validation; ensuring compliance to internal control and accounting policies related to accounts payable; and accurate, timely and complete submission of required reports, for the assigned cluster markets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Works together with AP Manager to establish operational strategies to:

a. Optimize workload planning and ensure back-up is in place with holiday coverage plans.

b. Deliver team KPI’s and SLAs of the assigned AP processes.

c. Deliver productivity gains to support the overall SSC objective.

d. Drive timely, systematic, and effective issue resolution process or crisis management.

e. Conducts regular huddles and process health checks with the team.

2. Ensures that all processes and controls are adequately documented, updated, and cascaded to all team members as well as ensure regular refresher trainings to build process knowledge and capability.

3. Ensures effective implementation of controls within the AP operating environment as well as full compliance with SCJ financial policies and Internal Controls.  Provide support to SOAR Self- Assessment, GIA and E&Y Audit related to Accounts Payable

4. Leads and guides the team in the identification and implementation of continuous improvements on the AP process as well as all related processes to ensure efficiency and effectiveness and more importantly provide value-adding insights to SCJ organization.

a. Regularly engages with key stake holders to drive accuracy of financial information to enable sound business decisions.

b. Share process expertise to team members as appropriate.

c. Lead engagement forums with local teams likewise for the cross-functional teams to proactively drive process improvements and immediate issue resolution.

d. Works with the COE of Accounts Payable to come up with standard processes and requests for exceptions if any variations exist for the assigned market.

5. Support the integration into the SSC AP Processes for new markets and implementation for Global AP initiatives likewise for new or enhanced scope.

6. Manages the performance and development of direct reports through regular feedback and coaching.

7. Supports AP staff through active leadership in selection, development, and performance management processes, coaching and training.

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

Required skills are those that are necessary to perform the job and can be objectively measured, such as high school diploma, driver’s license, bachelor’s degree in “x” field, etc. 

  • Undergraduate Degree in Accounting
  • Relevant SAP experience particularly on MM, FI module
  • 1-2 years direct supervisory experience with at least 3-5 senior analysts
  • Relevant work experience in a large accounting environment or shared services center is an advantage.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint with demonstrated knowledge on advance Excel functions.
  • History of strong performance

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

Preferred skills are those that are more subjectively evaluated, but are just as important for the job, such as strong interpersonal skills, proficient writing capabilities, etc.

  • Can deal with ambiguous situation.
  • With high sense of urgency.
  • With transition or offshoring background.
  • Strong systems and process orientation with good problem-solving time and project management skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with preferred experience working with diverse cultures.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills.
  • With high integrity and strong work ethics.

Inclusion & Diversity

We’re a global business, with people from every culture, ethnicity, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age and ability. We recognize the breadth of human experience, and we work to celebrate it. It is our goal to build a diverse, inclusive and supportive work environment where all people can thrive.

We’re committed to ongoing efforts that help us attract, hire, and retain diverse talent who want to build a positive, inclusive environment. Read more about our ongoing initiatives at https://jobs.scjohnson.com/inclusion.

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