Accounts Payable Manager

Malaysia, Selangor, Petaling Jaya

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Key Activities & Deliverables

  • Manage 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 D2P 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 /SDA and performance targets related to Accounts Payable & Vendor Master Data activities and deliverables
  • Promote a working environment that encourages personal development and workstream 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 support to resolve any issues or conflicts.
  • Identify the skills and talents required to meet the business objectives for all functions/tasks within the D2P operations team
  • Ensure all business activities comply with relevant Company SOPs, local laws and are of high ethical standards - Back up the head of the department during his/her absence

Documentation & Controlling

  • Ensure a high level of understanding of the local business requirements and implement/operate financial control and governance to a standard that ensures 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 learned across the teams


  • Degree in Finance & Accounting/Commerce or equivalent.
  • Proven work experience as a team leader or supervisor
  • In-depth knowledge of performance metrics
  • Accounts Payable, Vendor Master creation processes knowledge
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Organizational and time-management skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • At least 3 years of experience in managing transactional accounting & business service teams, in a performance-driven & agile environment.
  • Knowledge and experience in SAP (essential) or other ERP / Accounting systems.

Job Level:

Manager with direct reports