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Regional Accounts Payable Process Lead

  • Location: Houston, Texas, 77010
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 17 hours ago

Terrific 3+ month contract-to-hire opportunity in Houston, TX for a Regional Accounts Payable Process Lead. Will be accountable for leading various large teams regionally that support and deliver Accounts Payable Services.  Will focus on improving and optimizing company's Procure-to-Pay business processes enabling the Accounts Payable department to be more cost effective and Agile in an ever-changing environment. Will demonstrate good partnering and cross-functional teaming skills with peers and will apply the required knowledge and experience to contribute how the department will move from its current architecture to one that meets the future needs of the business.

Responsibilities include:
•    Lead a team that provides global support to the Company and its external suppliers using the latest trends, tools and best practices, ensuring accuracy of accounting documents.
•    Lead a team of skilled accounting experts across multiple disciplines responsible for the end-to-end Accounts Payable operations, whilst maintaining key controls compliance.
•    Develop, implement and maintain systems, procedures, policies and Best practices, including Accounts Payable functions to ensure adherence to company guidelines and local legislation.
•    Responsible for delivering first-class customer service with internal stakeholders and external suppliers.
•    Responsible for setting goals and objectives for direct reports that align with the overall department and business goals.
•    Select and hire high skilled employees.
•    Train and evaluate employees to enhance their individual development and performance.
•    Address performance issues and make recommendations for personnel actions.
•    Motivate and reward employees including providing salary increases, bonuses and promotions within allocated budgets and company guidelines.
•    Demonstrate leadership by projecting a positive attitude and providing learning incentives and mentoring staff members.
•    Ensures that effective team representation takes place for the coordination of work processes and projects with other departments and divisions.
•    Provides accounting assistance to project managers and operations staff; responds to financial questions/concerns to meet business needs.
•    Proactively seek opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness of existing global processes (identify opportunities, develop business cases, and design and implement an appropriate solution).
•    Add business value by leading projects following LYBs standard project and system development methodologies.
•    Lead and/or implement multiple high priority cross-functional initiatives in a fast paced highly changing environment.
•    Responsible for implementing global, enterprise-wide automation strategies, architecture and solutions in alignment with Company goals.
•    Embraces changes with regard to M&A, seeking synergies and integrate best practices whilst remaining compliant to change management processes and enterprise SoX key controls.
•    Provide coordination with internal and external audit entities to provide evidence for accounting compliance.

•    B.A. degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance.
•    10+ years of experience in related activities within Purchase to Pay Processes, process orientation and supervision.
•    5+ years Management or leadership experience in an international environment.
•    Strong leadership, teamwork and communication skills plus the ability to manage multiple diverse issues.
•    Demonstrated ability in several leadership competencies, see Appendix for detailed explanation.
•    Strong operational/tactical leadership skills with maturing strategic leadership.
•    Proven excellence in people management skills.
•    Proven excellence in process management skills.
•    Broad experience and understanding of system/SAP disciplines, standards and best practices.
•    Recruiting, coaching and mentoring employees through their career paths.
•    Ability to strike the right balance between managing financial risk and enabling business opportunities.
•    Good understanding in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, e.g., SAP and any other business relevant software.
•    Knowledge of Inhouse-Cash, ACH, wire transfer and other electronic funds transfer technology.
•    Successfully implementing AP/P2P strategies and solution architectures that produce results.
•    Ability and willingness to travel is required.

If this sounds like the perfect fit, Apply Today!