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French Speaking Procure to Pay Team Leader

Job Description
INTRODUCTION
The requirement is for Accounts Payable Team Leader / Procure to Pay Team Leader Function. The prospective candidate would be a TL within Europe, as per project requirements

Working closely with the Delivery Manager, Local Finance Team, or clients to ensure the timely and accurate payment of invoices providing an effective service on behalf of Client’s European businesses according to legal and statutory requirements, agreed company processes and Service Level Agreements.

FUNCTION
Performance Management

· Act as deputy for the Delivery Manager during any absence to provide cover for all duties as required
· Ensure and if necessary, provide cover to maintain acceptable service levels for all business units during any periods of sickness, holidays and vacancies within the AP / Procurement Team
· Support the Delivery Manager in monitoring and addressing any under-performance and attendance issues within the team
· Monitor and manage the performance and efficiency of the AP / Procurement function through the preparation and publication of monthly Key Performance Indicators, ensuring regular review and initiating process changes and improvements as necessary to improve performance and efficiency
· Through own behavior, coaching and feedback, demonstrate and promote a “client service” approach within the AP / Procurement team
· Providing regular feedback for the team and complete Global Speed appraisals every half year
· Identify and recommend process improvements to evolve the revenue function
· Review of aging reports and monitor the progress of receivables on a regular basis.
· Attending Conference calls with Client and customers to ensure issues and disputes in receivables are escalated timely and appropriately.
· Calling customers with identified issues for faster resolution
· Foster and maintain good business relationships with internal and external functions.
· Foster and maintain good team spirit providing constant individual feedback and training
· Preparation and analysis of monthly results
· Train backup person and provide regular update on process changes

Business Partnership
· Foster and maintain good business relationships with other function to ensure revenue process is timely completed
· Share knowledge and contribute information with peers and local country finance personnel as necessary
· Drive and actively contribute to internal communication
· Provide an overview to Business Finance (Business Partners and the FP&A team) on billing and credit management as appropriate
· Liaise with internal and external “client” base to resolve queries as necessary
· Foster and maintain high level of communication within own team and with other SSC members
· Foster and maintain good business relationships with other function to ensure revenue process is timely completed
· Attending weekly/monthly/quarterly calls with Clients and local team/regional/HQ

REQUIREMENTS
· Strong French language
· 1-3 years of experience in AP / Procurement functions of which at least 1 year in a supervisory role in similar position with proven people management skills of teams larger then 5 associates
· Good Communication & people management skills
· Graduate or equivalent in Finance and Accounting or Procurement
· Good exposure in Finance & Accounting domain / Procurement is an advantage
· Exposure to ERP Environment (SAP) is preferred
· Advanced excel skills is required
· Preferably finance and accounting background
· Ability to work with high volume, transactions orientated environment, accurate and detailed oriented
· “Client” focus and good communication skills
· Team player
Contact

David Csiba

+36 70 704 6762