P2P Team Lead
AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven BioPharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.
We are trusted partners who are connected and integrated across the global enterprise, working closely with all functions from Commercial to Manufacturing. It opens up greater development opportunities for more responsibility on a global scale.
Join a team that supports the delivery of life-changing medicines for patients by enabling the rest of the business to run effectively and harness our transformative science. We’re on a journey of growth and evolution – to find better ways to translate value for the business and our patients.
As a successful role holder, you are responsible to lead, motivate and develop members of the AP Process Team within the wider process team ensuring that the team operates to the highest standards of financial control, compliance and best practice, ensure quality and accurate delivery of services within agreed key performance indicators (KPIs) and as defined in the Service Level Agreement (SLA). You are expected to develop knowledge and capability in team members to raise competence to expected levels to meet current and future business needs and contribute process and technical expertise to process improvement initiatives as outlined in APBS scorecard.
The role holder reports to the GFS APAC P2P & Global T&E Manager and is accountable for:
Monitor day to day operations of Accounts Payable activities to ensure all vendor transactions are processed timely and accurately.
Ensure timely and smooth AP Close and maintain clean subledger through proper follow up on action plans on aging items.
Drive KPI metrics and review with the team. Maintain service delivery quality, identify improvement opportunities and drive actions.
Build and sustain effective relationship with stakeholders (Procurement, Local Users, Local Finance) to deliver performance and implement best practice.
Take the lead in issue resolution and escalation on Accounts Payable operational matters.
Setting clear team objective, managing the development and performance of the team to achieve efficient processing and effective team working by taking appropriate follow-up action according to the defined process and own judgement.
Develop knowledge and capability in team members to raise competence to expected levels to meet current and future business needs.
Ensure a high level of understanding of the local business requirements and implement and operate financial controls and governance to a standard that ensure Sox, Financial Controls Framework and Audit requirements are met.
Driving continuous improvement and standardization/simplification across the global Accounts Payable processes.
You have a Degree in Finance, Accounting, Commerce or equivalent
You have at least 5 years of experience in Finance and Accounting, including minimum of 2 years of experience managing transactional accounting teams.
Excellent communication in English.
Strong understanding of accounts payable process and core accounting concepts.
Knowledge and experience in SAP, Coupa or Celonis would be an added advantage.
An inquisitive and investigative approach with critical thinking, good problem-solving, decision making and project management skills.
May need to work globally across time zones and cultures.
At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.
AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. We only employ individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.
AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.