Accounts Payable Operations and Process Development Senior Manager

Full Time London Greater London IT Job Pro UK

This role leads the team responsible for invoice processing and contributing to integration projects of newly acquired businesses and centralization activities.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of Accounts payable, the ability to work with cross-functional teams, manage within tight deadlines, exemplify excellent problem-solving skills, demonstrate exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and implement processes to improve operational efficiency, all with a strong sense of ownership and urgency.

Managing relationships

* Establish and maintain good working relationships with third party providers and internal customers across Visa Europe and beyond.

* Partnering with Payments team to share insights, optimize invoicing processes, and being able to provide cover for activities.

* Establish good relationships with the newly acquired entities enabling smooth transition of work.

* Collaborating with procurement, operations support and VAT teams to enhance end to end processes.

* Internal Audit liaison encompassing provision of reporting, process documentation and implementing action plans to address compliance deficiencies.

Managing Accounts payable team

* Provide leadership to the team with two Accounts Payable Executives and one Senior AP Specialist as direct reports, ensuring that all the important tasks are done to a high standard and compliant to internal and external rules and requirements.

* Responsible for timely recording and resolution of invoice queries and anomalies with suppliers and internal business.

* Management and control of AP sub-ledger and aged balances.

* Responsible for regular delivery of vendor reconciliation on key or complex vendors.

* Manage the activities and inputs to ensure the delivery of monthly accounts and year-end reporting in accordance with specified timetables and financial controls.

* Focus and reporting on delivering key metrics with improving measures regarding timely processing and payment of invoices, including issue resolution and larger problem-solving initiatives.

* Continuous monitoring of process and control effectiveness with use of scorecards and process control charts.

* Management of Key performance Indicators to ensure service standards are met and ‘Paid on time’ metrics improved.

* Develop and implement action plans to manage unresolved issues and process deficiencies.

* Manages system changes and related change management.

* Hands-on attitude to lead projects related to Accounts Payable, work with IT and FSS for testing on changes related to payables.

* Initiates systems and process improvements with a Continuous Improvement mindset.

* Develops and maintains excellent process documentation.

* Proven leadership with the ability to create an environment of respect, inclusion and care.

* People focused, ensuring team engagement, enablement and capability.

* Advanced skills in listening, coaching and constructive feedback.

Integrations of newly acquired businesses

* Supports integration activities for payables with minimal disruption to payables and internal stakeholders

* Effectively collaborates with Procurement and other Business stakeholders, applying E2E process thinking to optimize processes across the value chain

To apply for this job please visit itjobpro.co.uk.