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GBS AP Team Lead


Bucharest, B, RO

Company:  Goodyear

Start something great today. Go Goodyear


Location:   Romania/Bucharest 
Remote work: Yes/No
Organization: AP
Job level:   
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Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

• Manage the functional process of the Accounts Payable department by leading the team of associates including development and implementation of procedures and methods to monitor work activities and ensuring appropriate levels of resource
• Help the manager to develop AP Metrics and Best Practice benchmarks. Ensure performance measurement metrics appropriate to each specific business area are met and the AP Best Practice benchmarks are shared between GBS centers and adopted together with comparative Operational and KPI’s Dashboard Reporting for the Accounts Payable Group.
• Lead, mentor, and monitor delivery of month end AP performance results to management within the agreed timeframe and in the required format
• Lead, manage, and monitor delivery of KPIs based on the principles of superior customer service, continuous improvement, and best practice. Maintains excellent relationships with internal customers to ensure mutual goals are achieved and up-to-date knowledge of best practices within the Accounts Payable environment.
• Ensure that an efficient escalation model is in place. Act as a primary point of contact for any process and people escalations; follow up until final resolution.
• Develops team members through coaching and feedback on results. Moves decisively on performance problems.
• Promote good communication and relations between the P2P teams, other parts of the business and suppliers
• Attend meetings with management (on occasions these may be at a different location)
• Communicate fully all situations that may affect the department’s ability to meet its stated objectives.
• Conducts the interviews with job candidates.
• Conducts the performance review process with team members
• Regular mentoring, coaching, and identifying development opportunities (to be documented in an Individual Development Plan)
• Ensure adequate controls are in place and regularly followed with due care.


To join our team, you will need:

• Minimum 3 years of experience in Finance/Accounting out of which, minimum 2 years of experience as Team Lead within Finance/Accounting area   
• Minimum 2 years of experience in AP field, coordinating high volume but also complex transactions 
• Accounting / administrative degree or other similar professional qualification
• Experience of SAP and ERP Payables systems     
• Previously worked in a high-volume environment - Vendor and transactional
• Proven record of country migration into a Shared Service center   
• Experience of Payables process Automation and Systems Solutions
• VIM would be a plus    


Knowledge & Skills:

• Detailed knowledge of Accounts Payable process (including Intercompany), solid financial analysis and problem-solving skills 
• High-level of proficiency in various computer applications including Intermediate/Advanced Excel skills  
• Strong people leadership skills, people development experience, proven ability to lead, motivate and train 
• Strong project and change management skills, familiarity with project management approaches and tools required 
• Excellent English communication skills (verbal and written). Other European language would be a plus 
• Ability to create productive business environment for associates by providing opportunities to demonstrate/develop their skill sets 
• Detail oriented, strong planning and work-flow management, very good organizational skills.  
• Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines 
• Interpersonal and relationship building in an intercultural environment


If You Join Us, You Will Enjoy:

• Competitive salary package
• Free private medical services
• Flexible benefits from your favorite brands available on flexible benefits portal
• 25 vacation days/year
• Referral bonuses for new hires recommended by you
• Work from Home & Flexible Working Hours
• Discount price to purchase Goodyear tires.
• Discount on products and services through agreed partnerships.



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