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Director Accounts Payable

Coppell, Texas
CRG has and exciting opportunity for a Director Accounts Payable with a large global organization. Reporting directly to the VP Controller, the Director Accounts Payable is a key member of the leadership team and will oversee a team of Managers and Accounts Payable staff responsible for driving the company's strategic and tactical direction in Accounts Payable.
 
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership and vision to the department by developing both short- and long-term business planning that aligns with Company goals.
  • Effectively manage labor cost to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Provide management with accurate and timely information to influence and support strategic and tactical decision making at all levels.
  • Anticipate and respond to partners needs in a manner that provides added value and generates significant value.
  • Assist in the preparation of various financial activities including data gathering, trending, modeling, planning and reporting as assigned.
  • Vendor administration and co-ordination.
  • Manage and report on DPO including suggesting and implementing processes to improve DPO.
  • Create, track, report and mange on all Payables KPI’s, including resolution of any pending/recurring issues.
  • Fully support Financial close including responding in a timely manner on any queries related to financial close.
  • Ensure all vouchers are accounted in the same month, minimize and eliminate any out of period expenses.
  • Proactively coordinate with vendors/partners to ensure timely receipt of vendor invoices and accrue for any expenses for service rendered/materials received for which invoices have not been received, including accruing for stub periods.
  • Ensure all statutory, group reporting and management reporting is done accurately and within deadlines.
  • Partner with SOX to ensure full compliance with internal, external, legal and regulatory standards and requirements. Ensure effective control procedures are in place and fully functioning to preclude improprieties from occurring.
  • Ensure that all projects and initiatives are consistent with the organization’s established policies and objectives. Submit proposal for approval, along with a project plan and budget.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and support both Internal and External audits.
  • Any other special projects that are assigned.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 5 years of accounting and payables management experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing a staff
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with PeopleSoft, Oracle Financials or other large standard Financial packages
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with auditors and SOX compliance
  • Extensive knowledge of the payable management process, including T&E
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills with high attention to detail required
  • Strong leadership, communication (written and verbal) and influencing skills
  • Training and development skills in the area of purchasing and accounts payable process
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with an offshore team
  • Professional certification, like CPA, CIA etc.
  • Experience with Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS)
  • Strong consultative, analytical, researching and problem-solving skills
  • Leadership qualities and own the process
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication and presentation skills
  • Able to effectively work with cross functional teams and other functions across the company
  • Detail oriented, strong organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Sense of urgency and ability to multi-task and committed to achieving deadlines
  • Negotiation, influencing, vendor relations and motivating skills
  • Experience with procedural and/or process recommendations
  • Ability to work with all levels to identify and fix problems
  • Strong working experience and knowledge of internal control concepts
  • Experience with Shared Services model
  • Experience with Statutory reporting requirements for Accounts Payable
  • Demonstrated ability to train staff for continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated KPI Management experience
  • Strong working experience and knowledge of SOX control concepts
  • Experience with Publicly traded company
  • Experience with a large company that has multi-location setting.
  • Strong leadership, communication (written and verbal) and influencing skills

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