P2P Team Lead

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Date: Feb 1, 2024

Location: Petaling Jaya, MY

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

The Team Lead I2P is responsible for managing a team of multiple A/P specialists, as well as the timely reviewing and processing of payables.  He/she owns full cycle accounts payable process including vendor set-up, collaborating with operations, manage purchase order workflow process including payment approval, vendor management.  
o    Manages the I2P operational activities that result in the legal entity statements and statutory reporting in a region. Covering multiple BUs
o    Coordinate and assign work to analysts to conform to monthly cycle and ad hoc requirements
o    Monitor performance and conform to service delivery cycle and internal control requirements
o    Linking pin to plant/site controllers and accounting controllers in the field of I2P
o    Involve specialists in specific accounting topics where specific / deep knowledge is required
o    Identifies improvements and initiates improvement projects
o    Provide and monitor development plans for the team members

Key Accountabilities

•    Manages and monitors accounts payable team
•    Responsible for all payable transactions 
•    Creates and maintains a high-performance environment characterized by positive leadership and a strong team orientation 
•    Displays a high level of effort and commitment to performing work; operates effectively within the organizational structure; demonstrates trustworthiness and responsible behavior 
•    Initiates contact with various programs and units within the agency, vendors, state agencies, and district offices regarding payments and develops a solution for accounts payable discrepancies 
•    Serves as liaison in responding to accounts payable inquiries for solution of routine payment problems or for information or interpretation from third parties, such as various programs or units within the agency, vendors, government entities, or auditors 
•    Maintains vendor file information

Experience

o    Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business  or equivalent 
o    Financial and business analytical skills with the ability to analyze data for business decisions in timely manner 
o    Procure to Pay (E2E) expertize with more than 5 years 
o    Experience in managing teams more than 5 years 
o    Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with internal/external stakeholders
o    Ability to work in a  remote environment from a global level whilst continuously retaining ‘an eye’ for the details
o    Communication and change management skills
o    Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies (certification will be considered a plus)
o    Ability to gather facts and analyze problems in depth. Offer potential solutions
o    Ability to manage and co-ordinate with the team deadlines

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 31442 

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