AP Manager

Job Title: AP Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Salary: RM10,000 - RM15,000
Contact Name: Maheswary Kandasamy
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 02, 2019 12:44

Job Description

About our client

Our client is one of established Shared Services.


About the role

We are seeking an AP Manager to join this dynamic and rapidly expanding Shared Service. The incumbent shall be responsible for producing quality output ensuring the performance of the Payables functions and will also participate in driving systems and process improvements.


Your responsibilities

  • Create and lead a high performing team of   senior analyst and analyst.

  • Oversee day-to-day operations.

  • Take lead in issue resolution on operational matters.

  • Delegate tasks and set deadlines.

  • Build and sustain effective relationships with local business to deliver performance and implement best practice.

  • Establish annual objectives / goals with the P2P operations team to ensure resources are utilized appropriately, performance is maintained and Shared Services goals/objectives are accomplished.

  • Monitor team performance and report on metrics.

  • Manage SLA and performance targets related to Accounts Payable activities and deliverables.

  • Promote a working environment that encourages personal development and work stream improvement. Develop staff and their career goals; leading teams to execute on operational targets  .

  • Create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture.

  • Motivate team members.

  • Initiate and organize team building activities.

  • Recognize high performance and reward accomplishments, manage performance issues when required.

  • Listen to team members’ feedback and resolve any issues or conflicts.

  • Identify the skills and talents required to meet the business objectives for all functions/tasks within the P2P operations team.

  • Ensure all business activities comply with relevant Company SOPs, local laws and are of high ethical standards - Back up head of department during his/her absence.


Key Requirement

  • Must be people manager (mid-level) and have proven experience in managing a big team of 20 pax.

  • Day to day activities: 70% managing staff & 30% strategic.

  • Experience in SSC is preferred.


Documentation & Controlling

  • Ensure a high level of understanding of the local business requirements and implement/operate financial control and governance to a standard that ensure Financial Controls Framework and Audit requirements are met Transformation/ Continuous Improvement Implementations.

  • Lead and proactively identify, recommend and implement solutions in consultation with the management for continuous improvement opportunities. This includes reviewing updated process documentation.

  • Ensure effective knowledge transfer for sustainable development knowledge and sharing of best practices within the team Coaching/Sharing - Identify training needs, build capability and provide coaching.

  • Contribute inputs/findings to establish a knowledge database of issues encountered and propose resolution steps to facilitate continuous learning development and cross sharing of knowledge and lessons learnt across the teams.


You will have

  • Degree in Finance & Accounting/Commerce or equivalent.

  • Proven work experience as a team leader or supervisor.

  • In-depth knowledge of performance metrics.

  • Process and System knowledge.

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.

  • Organizational and time-management skills.

  • Decision-making skills.

  • You should have a minimum of 10 years of working experience in P2P with strong interest, and a minimum 5 years of people management or leadership experience.

  • Knowledge and experience in SAP or other ERP / Accounting systems.