Kerry Group

Accounts Payable Manager

Kerry Group
Querétaro, Mexico
Not disclosed
31 Mar 2023
11 Apr 2023
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Accounts Payable Manager

About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

About the role

Key responsibilities

Service Delivery:

  • Lead the Accounts Payable (AP) Shared Services function and ensure that controls and standard practices are in place for payables processing within the various business units.
  • Provide guidance and resolution on reconciliation of outstanding transactions
  • Provide support for internal and external audits
  • Ensure accuracy in daily invoices and meet time limits
  • Serve as contact for resolving escalated AP cases
  • Assist with the month-end process for AP
  • Ad hoc analysis - much of this role requires once-off, ad hoc analysis depending on the key initiatives of the business at that point in time
  • Support process requirements and Go-Live for any Kerry acquired companies
  • Assist in developing and implementing process improvement projects across the GBS
  • Liaise closely with operations for Accounts Payable globally
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders including site, suppliers and Global
  • Measure, monitor, and publish KPI's related to the team's process area
  • Lead any SAP optimization, identify and implement process improvement based on best practice of shared services
  • Implement methods and control tools to ensure stable and high quality in the provided service
  • Coordinate with Procurement, Supply Chain, Site Finance on monthly basis on top vendors invoices and payment status. Providing detailed Invoice Failure Analysis and defaulters and agree on resolution.

People Management:

  • Manage and develop an AP team, ensuring that a proper team structure is implemented
  • Help to coordinating processes and workloads within AP Team
  • Develop employees to undertake new assignments and/or promotions
  • Maintain a stimulating work environment to motivate staff performance and facilitate employee retention
  • Ensure that the team members are cross trained to provide continuous customer service delivery during periods of leave or turnover
  • Recruitment and selection of new team members as required
  • Identify the training needs, develop the training, calendar for cross-training and skill development of employees after they have completed the initial new hire training process
  • Assess and coach individual employee development
  • Deliver quarterly performance appraisal discussions and annual assessments

Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Minimum of 10 years working experience in a same capacity
  • Good knowledge of Accounts Payable area, specifically end-to-end understanding of the process
  • High attention to detail and ability to handle large data reports with an excellent degree of accuracy
  • International background with exposure to multicultural environments is a plus
  • Strong analytical skills; process driven, systematic, analytical with keen eye for details
  • Strong understanding of Change Management and process improvement
  • Track record in driving and managing process standardization across countries
  • Excellent understanding of value for vendors and stakeholders
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Advanced capability in MS Office tools to document, analyze, interpret and present data to bring about efficiencies in the process PowerPoint to be used for effective presentation of data including graphs and charts
  • SAP Experience - understanding and efficient use of SAP system to include links to other related systems such as MDG, ECC, SRM and Open Text
  • 15+ years of Accounts Payable experience with exposure to working in Shared Services environments
  • Strong and proven people management background with end to end AP process knowledge
  • Must have good knowledge of balance sheet, P&L, intercompany and GRIR transactions and month-end closing activities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate in fluent English, in a clear manner

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below. 

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