Regional Accounts Payable Manager

Warsaw, Poland
Competitive salary
25 Sep 2021
03 Oct 2021
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Do you have expertise in Accounts Payable, Purchase to Pay "P2P" and / or shared service delivery, and passion for improving finance processes?

The Regional Accounts Payable Manager is responsible for the service delivery operation across all the regional delivery centres as well as for the establishment and successful operation of the Purchase to Pay (P2P) processing team within the Shared Service Centres.

At AstraZeneca, we challenge the norm, and that means we expect our people to as well. In order to develop life-changing medicines, we approach problems in a different way - agile, nimble, and focused on what our people need to make ground-breaking discoveries.

The vision of the Global Finance Services (GFS) Purchase to Pay (P2P) team is to make buying and paying effective and effortless for our business and to be the customer of choice to our suppliers. In order to deliver that we need to further simplify, standardise and automate our processes.

What you'll do

Role holder will lead on a day-to-day the operations, delivery team, overseeing one or multiple delivery centres (internal / BPO), ensuring the standard processes are adopted, overseeing multiple delivery teams (internal and or external), implement and monitor internal controls to secure the service delivery is up to the expectations

Meet with stakeholders and subject matter experts to review service performance, obtain process and operational feedback, and drive continuous improvement through the operation. Regional support to markets, projects, technology changes, legislative / fiscal requirements.

Duties are performed using a wide application of procedures requiring the use of accounting principles, theories, concepts and techniques. Solves problems of significant scope and complexity. Participates in and leads key company projects aligned with GFS strategic direction.

Key Responsibilities

Process improvement / Standardization
  • Set clear process guidelines, quick reference guides, standard operational procedures.
  • Identify, design and implement improvement projects towards efficiency improvement.
  • Provide overall tactical and strategic and process leadership
  • Identifying improvements and implements change with clear outcomes of improvement
  • Demonstrating ability to resolve issues partnering with the service provider to implement change as required.
  • Build and manage business relationships within the controllership, finance and non-finance functions and procurement.
  • Seek and implement leading practices where applicable

Control / Compliance
  • Ensure compliance with all finance policies (SOX & Financial Control Framework) as well as with IFRS
  • Review and approve high risk balance sheet account reconciliations (Candidate should be able to drive the team to achieve clean account reconciliations, highlight any risk to the group and take risk-oriented decisions)

Shared Service Center is composed by 60+ team members.
  • P2P KPI's and SLA's -Monitor P2P Key Performance Indicators and Service Level Agreement metrics to support management reporting, tracking P2P effectiveness and efficiency and to enable participation and comparison to benchmark standards.
  • Policy and procedures - Support the GPO office to create new policies and procedures, update/maintain existing policies and procedures.
  • Promote an environment of continuous improvement (CI) and improve P2P effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Maintain and define new or revised internal controls to meet Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

Essential for the role
  • Experience in Accounts Payable and Process Performance / Service Delivery.
  • Experience in managing (local, regional / global) Accounts Payable as a service
  • Experience in analysing financial process (process, policy, technology) and implementing improvements directly in the process.
  • Conceptual, analytical and strategic thinking ability
  • Able to set and manage priorities, resources, performance targets and project initiatives in a global and regional environment
  • Ability to influence and persuade tactfully, to obtain desired outcomes while maintaining effective, positive, organisational relationships
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of end-to-end process management (KPI driven)

Desirable for the role
  • SAP / Coupa / Ariba knowledge and or experience.
  • Effective problem and conflict resolution skills
  • Lean / Six Sigma / Agile process methodology

What we offer

Welcome to Warsaw Site, one of over 400 sites here at AstraZeneca, providing a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca's priorities, it's important to us that you bring your full self to work every day. To help you maintain your best self, here's a sneak peek into some of the things this site provides for you: gym access, after-work events, lunch & learns, bright and spacious environment, sustainable office working environment, networking events. Additionally, we`re happy to offer wide and various benefits package, including yearly bonus, multisport card, even up to 5 days of additional holidays, pension plan, private medical care, life insurance and a lot more...

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