Accounts Payable Manager (Shared Services)

Location Singapore
Discipline: Accounting & Finance
Contact name: Karthik Balakrishnan

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Accounts Payable Manager (Shared Services)


Our client is a leading US MNC and is looking to expand its shared services in Gurgaon.


  • Responsible for handling 30-40 resources split across multiple teams, reports to Accounts Payable Manager
  • Review and approve various types of account payable transactions, due diligence, and release of funds from bank within agreed turnaround time
  • Ensure prioritisation & urgent payment requests are attended to promptly
  • Ensure team's adherence to turnaround time and accuracy of activities undertaken including any transition in / Out or ad-hoc projects
  • Participate / Lead governance and other stakeholder meetings as required by the Manager
  • Effective management of internal & external stakeholders while nurturing a good relationship and ability to get things done with positive influence
  • Work on standardization across teams and ensure escalations and process challenge are resolved / avoided through proactive actions and flagged to management on time
  • Ensure 100% compliance to RICS & ISAE guidelines. No exceptions allowed
  • Work with other Managers and Team Leaders in the project to create a culture of collaboration
  • Drive career planning and employee engagement activities for direct and indirect reports
  • Continuously strive to upskill team from an industry, domain and 'soft skills' perspective
  • Drive process improvement initiatives using Lean and Six Sigma principles to create efficiencies
  • Ensure relevant performance objectives for the team are defined, set up and tracked basis predetermined frequency. Ensure feedback mechanism is functioning effectively
  • Manage teams’ productivity, efficiency and effectiveness to complement business objectives
  • Regulate process controls effectively and proactively while continuously striving to improve control environment
  • Coach and mentor team members to ensure all round development of individuals
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to lead and inspire the team to achieve success
  • Improve and drive a strong MI system to map all KPIs and critical Accounts Payable metrics e.g., paid on time, PO compliance, Accounts Payable cycle time, exception rates etc. to enable best in industry benchmark scores

Sounds like you? To apply you need to be/have:

  • Accounting graduate/M. Com/MBA with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • 8 – 10 Years of experience in F&A majorly in Accounts Payable, atleast 5 years of people management experience
  • Excellent stake holder management and people management skills
  • Experience in employee performance evaluation is a must
  • Must have prior experience in process migrations
  • Experience of real estate accounting would be an added advantage
  • Understand upstream downstream interactions of Accounts Payable with other accounting functions
  • Well versed with Lean and Six Sigma practices. Green Belt certification will be an added advantage
  • Ability to multi-task, work effectively under pressure, prioritise, and manage workload for team while meeting client needs
  • Engage and communicate clearly, confidently and in a concise manner with internal and external stakeholders and see things from their perspective with solution-oriented approach
  • Understand training needs. Ability to conduct trainings across a varied set of teams