Head of Accounts Payable

Location: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Contract Type: Permanent
Specialisation: Finance & Accounting
Salary: RM180000 - RM220000 per annum
REF: BBBH222717_1528275722

Our client is an established Finance Shared Services with a current focus on standardization. They are also planning to migrate in additional countries into the hub and as a result, they are looking for a strong Head of Accounts Payable to drive changes and upskill the current team and expand their capabilities. You will be leading an overall team of 15 direct reports.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of 15 to achieve SLA objectives within Accounts Payables across the 3 pillars of Invoice Processing, Payments, and T&E.
  • Keeping abreast of both general and specific industry economic conditions in the APAC region.
  • Collaborate with other finance work streams to innovate and drive process enhancements, automation and major system upgrades.
  • Function as the expert to have the foresight to proactively identify opportunities to resolve possible functional issues in AP.
  • Provide support to the team as the highest point of escalation in AP to maintain vendor and business unit goodwill under difficult circumstances.
  • Provide sound advice and guidance on internal control and business requirements related to accounts payable.
  • Drive improvements in team performances across the key SLAs.
  • Continuously drive a team culture which identifies and implements Continuous Improvement initiatives to enhance operational efficiency, improve service delivery and cost efficiencies.

The Ideal Candidate should demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Strong regional stakeholder management skills. Total career experience of 10-15 years, with at least 5 years of experience in a people management role leading a team of 10-15 members.
  • Has a proven track record in improving team performances through coaching, mentoring and performance management.
  • Direct knowledge and experience in end-to-end Accounts Payables of at least 5 years
  • Pioneering experience is a must.
  • Good exposure to several ERPs.
  • Possess at least a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, professional accounting qualifications will be an advantage.
  • Additional Asian language skills will be a plus.

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