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Global Process Owner, Accounts Payable


Universal City, CA 09-30-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

The Global Process Owner, Accounts Payable will be responsible for and mandated to drive the Global AP enterprise strategy, which will initially include partnering with the Global Finance Operations Transformation (GFOT) program to implement a new global Accounts Payable operating model and to partner closely with the Service Delivery teams, Business Stakeholders, Sourcing and IT to drive the Global P2P technology roadmap.

Below are some of the key areas of focus and responsibilities for this role:

• Support design and implementation of Global Finance Operations Transformation program
• Ensure optimal use and adaptation of ERP/enabling technologies;owning the AP Technology Roadmap

Continuous Improvement:
• Support identification and prioritisation of Continuous Improvements impacting the Global Process

Standards & Controls:
• Design people, process, and technology standards for end-to-end process at Enterprise level
• Establish and maintain an appropriate accounting control environment within Finance operations

Policies & Procedures:
• Ensure development and implementation of standards that support the business needs
• Provide Advisory, Reporting & Compliance (ARC) with input into key accounting policies
• Develop and maintain accurate accounting and operational procedures

• Design & Implement master data governance across end-to-end process
• Work with key stakeholders across the process to ensure the process is "fit for purpose"
• Assist stakeholders in the resolution of complex or non-routine issues

• Work with stakeholders across the end to end process to review staff activities and provide the support needed to ensure appropriate quality and staff productivity
• Provide input into the performance process including reviews and staff development

• Set performance targets and Service Level Agreement thresholds
• Secure the appropriate budget for Transformation/Improvement initiatives across the end-to-end process
• End state, manage Transformation/Improvement budget across the end-to-end process & deliver associated benefits

BPO Management:
• Support the Service Delivery Team (Captive) in managing the relationship with the BPO Provider

2020/2021 key deliverables and areas of focus:
• Review existing documentation to understand current AP processes in place for US and International markets
• Support the GFOT program in the detailed process and organisational design phase, which will include development of enterprise standards, policies and operating model design
• Support the GFOT program as we transition to the new model, ensuring adherence to the enterprise standards and policies agreed in the design phase
• Partner with key stakeholders in Sourcing, IT, Service Delivery and BPO partner to develop and implement the Global P2P technology roadmap.


Work Experience:
• 8+ years' experience in Accounts Payable environment including managerial positions of increasing responsibilities, ideally in a GPO position
• Leadership experience within an outsourced or shared services Accounts Payable function
• Ideally experience of implementing technology solutions within the Accounts Payable area
• Thorough understanding of accounting controls, with deep experience in Procurement, A/P, invoice processing, payment and disbursement
• Significant experience and use of ERP software (SAP) and familiarity with Procurement & A/P systems and interfaces
• Entertainment industry preferred

Education or Certification:
• BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required
• CPA or MBA desirable

Desired Characteristics
• Proven ability to implement business process changes to improve operating efficiencies
• Executive presence, ability to interact with executives at high levels to resolve issues or effect changes
• Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to interface with all levels of management and vendors
• Overall knowledge on requisition, purchasing, payments and accounting in an enterprise-wide business resource system
• Ability to lead a remote function or team
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills