Salary: Open
Employment Type: Permanent
Industry: Technology/Online
Sub-industry: Software Company
Function: Finance & Accounting

Company Overview

Global organization provideing network services for enterprises, new media providers and telecoms carriers. Headquartered in London and presence in more than 200 countries

Job Description

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

Critically re-assess and reorganise day-to-day processes to ensure maximum efficiency and robustness of the operations;
Lead automation in AP area to achieve status “in line with industry best practices”;
Lead by example of integrity, consistency and structured approach
Nurture talent, develop the team and ensure succession planning top-to-bottom
Achieve satisfaction of external and internal stakeholders
Develop set of meaningful KPIs and establish the culture in the team of constant search for improvements;

 

OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES

Optimize Creditor’s ledger ageing with priority of compliance with suppliers’ T&Cs
Manage supplier payment cycle and maintain on-time invoice matching;
Run wholistic risk management of accruals to maintain correct level of liabilities at month end. Close coordination with R2R team.
Minimize erroneous payments and resolve fast anomalies;
Support of Group Ico purchasing process to secure zero ICo variances;
Identify control risks, create of mitigating controls, document processes;
Suggest ways to improve procurement activities, including supplier management
Mitigate fraud risks arising from phishing emails & fake invoices
Manage asset base of the company:
Automate data management processes;
Create transparent reporting with sufficient flexibility of disclosure for both Group and Statutory accounting purpose;
Identify cost inefficiencies and lead improvements;
Deliver short- and long-term forecasting outlooks;

 

MANAGEMENT SKILLS

Assess skill level and future potential of the team members and distribute roles and responsibilities accordingly;
Proactively assess the need for and suggest restructuring and amendment of the team;
Motivate, inspire and develop each individual member of the team to achieve high satisfaction, productivity and career progression;
Encourage and facilitate inter-functional communications with objective to minimize communications’ bottlenecks;
Promote collaborative relationships along with open and honest conduct of the team members;
Lead by example of professionalism, objectivity and intolerance to nepotism, discrimination and exclusion;

 

SKILLS

Expertise in Accounts Payable including best practices, technologies, processes, procedures and tools
Experience managing and transforming a client-service oriented function
Ideally qualified accountant. At least- knowledge of general accounting practices, financial management, sourcing, and contracting processes
Expertise in SAP or any other major ERP
Experience of supervising managers of multifunctional or global teams in the past
Experience and comfort with remote management
Result oriented, with high level of motivation for self-growth, along with the drive for growing team members and overall organization
Experience working for a multinational organization and working with colleagues internationally
Excellent stakeholder engagement skills and ability to communicate effectively with clients of all levels and with fellow project team members
Hand on
Self Starter
Cultural sensitivity
Excellent English

 

Requirements

Degree in Management, Business, Finance, Accounting
Training and certification in Six Sigma or LEAN, or similar quality management experience
At least 10 years of management experience in AP
15-20 years overall experience

Job reference: JO-210217-248428

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