Accounts Payable Supervisor

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Competitive Salary
May 02, 2021
Jun 09, 2021
Job Role
Accounts Payable
Contract Type
Full Time
Account Payable Officer

PERSOLKELLY is one of Australia's largest and longest serving recruitment providers. Delivering both quality temporary and permanent options, we specialise in the recruitment of Professional, ICT, Government, STEM, Management and Executive talent.

Our client, a Global Leader in Iron Ore, is seeking a high level Accounts Payable Supervisor to join and lead their busy team based in East Perth. This is a temporary / ongoing assignment with the potential for extension or permanency in the future.

Reporting to the Manager, Category and Procurement Services this role is responsible for leading the Accounts Payable (AP) team from both a people and process leadership perspective. This role is accountable for execution of the accounts payable function and development / implementation of efficient and effective AP processes whilst working across Procurement and Finance functions.

This exciting opportunity requires someone with proven ability to lead, coach and develop a team. Good communication skills with stakeholders both internally and externally with suppliers is essential. A track record of identification of process gaps and opportunities, the ability to understand root causes and put corrective actions in place to drive higher performance in a sustainable manner is required.

The Accounts Payable Supervisor should have a solid background in AP processes and how they integrate into the Procurement function and the greater business. They must possess good numeracy skills, attention to detail and the ability to prioritise whilst maintaining governance standards.

Key accountabilities will include but not limited to:
  • Leading and developing an Accounts Payable team for performance now, and succession planning for the future including training, coaching and career development for the team
  • Ensure Accounts Payable outcomes and metrics achieve required targets, stretching to improve each and every day
  • Managing priorities and responding to internal and external customer queries, including systems and process queries
  • Working cooperatively with Procurement, Finance and Treasury to ensure individual and group performance goals/objectives are met for timing and quality
  • Managing the 3-way match process using systems to run efficiently with scale
  • Building, checking and approving payment runs
  • Providing recommendations for improving Accounts Payable processes and systems, and implementing them with support across procurement

  •  Qualifications and skills required:
  • Demonstrated leadership experience of a medium sized team
  • Advanced knowledge of Accounts Payable process and governance requirements to prevent fraud
  • Knowledge and experience of SAP, Ariba and Readsoft
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles.
  • Understanding of broader purchase to pay processes
  • Good numeracy skills, attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, determine priorities and organise work to meet objectives and deal with issues.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products (Excel, Outlook, Word, etc)

  • If you are interested in these roles and fit the criteria, please apply online today! If you have any further questions before applying online, please email Rebecca Nash at

    **PLEASE NOTE - only online applications will be considered**

    Who are we

    At PERSOLKELLY, our passion is - and always has been - putting you first.

    We propel our people forward by supporting their careers in fresh ways, backed by our expertise and capability.

    We're committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment which values and respects diverse styles, backgrounds, experience and perspectives.

    We welcome and encourage women, people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent and people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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