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Accounts Payable Manager

Date: Jun 12, 2019

Location: Binan, LAG, PH, 4024

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We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:
 

 

 

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The Accounts Payable Manager is responsible for the entire Accounts Payable end to end processes for various locations catered by the shared services in the Philippines.  This role is also responsible for providing leadership to AP team and analyzing business requirements and determining the most efficient process to meet KPI’s.  The role has primary ownership of driving project deliverables for payment process areas such as freight, travel & expense, employee related claims and advances and critical production supplies.  This role is also working closely with the key business stakeholders to drive all aspects of issue resolution and process enhancements, coordinate with IT support including user acceptance testing and results. 

 


Scope:

  • Defining and measuring metrics and key performance objectives that address capability development, business adoption, and business outcome achievement
  • Manages reviews and validates all daily, weekly, monthly AP transactions of the shared services team and its internal and external customers
  • Manages monthly, quarterly and annual close of AP module in Oracle
  • Manages weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual account reconciliation analysis on A/P transactions against the GL including proper accrual of invoices and expenses
  • Leading and coordinating data cleanup activities as applicable
  • Lead coordination with the Purchasing Team on a daily, weekly, monthly or as need basis to ensure efficient flow of AP process and vendors are paid on a timely manner
  • Ensures proper coordination of the month-end close procedures with various business units
  • Attends to various meetings with the vendors and suppliers to maintain good business relationship.
  • Attends to quarterly/semi-annual and annual interim and external audits and ensure compliance
  • Ensures SOX (Sarbanes Oxley) compliance for Accounts Payable transactions.
  • Initiate policy changes as necessary to business requirements
  • Coordination with IT and Oracle team changes required in the system which includes change request documentation and coordination and evaluation of user acceptance testing
  • Participating in Sarbanes Oxley readiness including testing of controls

 

Complexity:

  • Applies specialized subject matter knowledge to solve moderately complex issues within established guidelines.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of customer requirements and ensures that work is directed toward resolving customer issues.


    Impact / Discretion:

  • Poor decisions or failure to deliver results will cause schedule delays that impact areas outside immediate team.


    Interaction:

  • Provides general direction, supervision, and mentoring to first-line supervisors and highly skilled individual contributors within a functional area.
  • Directs and provides expertise within functional area teams and participates in cross-functional initiatives.
  • Serves as point of escalation for direct reports.
  • Develops and delivers performance reviews.
  • Involved in both personnel (hiring and termination) and compensation decisions.
  • Engages with customer and third party representatives to ensure mutual understanding of expectations.


    Supervision:

  • Operates without day-to-day supervision.
  • Handles routine and unique situations, asking for advice when necessary.


    Minimum Education and Experience:

  • BS degree in Accounting, preferably a CPA
  • With 4 - 7 years working experience in handling/managing accounts payable transactions and other related accounting activities in a multi-national environment.
  • Proven experience in various Accounting areas like GL, Fixed Asset, Treasury, Payroll, AR, AP (3 to 5 years)
  • Relevant experience in US GAAP & IFRS accounting and reporting, SOX Compliance & Controls
  • Can work well at different levels of the organization
  • Can comfortably lead medium sized team (at least 10-15)
  • Willing to work in Laguna and amenable to work on night shift schedule
  • Hands on experience in task migration project will be a plus
  • Familiarity and successful working experience using key process excellence and quality principles such as Six Sigma, 8D, and, Process Enterprise.


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