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Manager - Account Payable

Employer
adidas
Location
Chennai Chennai Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu, India
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 24, 2024

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Job Role
Manager
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:

Global Business Services (GBS) aims to provide globally unified services based on standardized and automated solutions across different functions and markets. This will enable us to drive operational efficiency, quality services, improved agility and better decision-making whilst reducing complexity and workload.

Accounts Payable is part of the S2P stream and split into Vendor Master Data maintenance, Invoice Processing, Payments and Expense Management. This role is responsible to lead several teams of the AP GBS Porto department, drive tactical topics and provide ongoing support to the AP director. The AP manager functions as escalation point and supports ongoing projects.

PURPOSE

  • Ensuring correct and daily execution of key responsibilities in the adidas Global Business Services according to the requirements of the company Accounting Manual for specific area of responsibility.
  • General functional expert with responsibility for processes and the delivery of services with his/her team.


Key

Responsibilities:


  • Ensure team’s management including coaching, training, motivation and performance appraisal guidance;
  • Supervise the daily operations by adhering to the agreed SLAs towards the business partners;
  • Ensure good relationships with business partners and the global functional Team on a proactive basis;
  • Develop and report relevant KPI’s for area of responsibility;
  • Ensure that KPI’s are maintained, achieved and reported in a correct and timely manner;
  • Generate ideas for process improvements with respect to the processes in scope and ensure high quality and efficient work;
  • Problem analyses and proposal or assessment of solutions, and respective implementation.


Key Relationships:
  • GBS senior leadership team
  • S2P GPO team
  • GBS Porto Delivery Excellence
  • Finance teams in the markets


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience with SAP is an advantage;
  • Experience in a Shared Service environment is an advantage;
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English in a business setting;
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and high degree of customer orientation;
  • Problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Self-motivated and self-directed individual;
  • Good communication skills / good team player;
  • Team management skills is added advantage


QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 9+ years relevant work experience in the accounting / business area;
  • Degree in Accounting, Business Management, Economics or related areas;
  • Proven work experience in people management / demonstrated ability to manage a medium-sized team.

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