Accounts Payable Team Lead

Huntsman Global Business Services
Full Time

Job Description

Huntsman Global Business Services is looking for an Accounts Payable Team Lead. He/She will be responsible for facilitating a timely and accurate payables process and ensures effective communication with internal and external stakeholders. He/She will also manage and own the Accounts Payable balance sheet reconciliations and ensure compliance to SOX and IA controls.


What will your day to day look like?

  • Work directly with vendors to resolve challenging enquiries
  • Support internal customers / admin. such as local business, ASSC, Treasury and Purchasing, answering questions, internal meetings not related to invoice postings, giving direction, trouble shooting, others
  • Support projects including system testing, meetings, reporting and analysis, advising, training, documentation, others
  • Review and approve balance sheet reconciliation and follow-up on AP to GL and GRIR on monthly basis
  • Support / Resolve technical or process related challenges (e.g., WHT, VAT)
  • Identification of trends and process improvements. Identify strategic optimization and continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Lead team meetings, team building, attending training, creating, or reviewing documentation.
  • Back up support for AP Manager and colleagues.
  • Manage payment runs and exceptions.
  • Reporting activities including meetings, report creation and distribution and coordination with Purchasing, Genpact and Treasury
  • Ensure a timely and efficient purchase to pay process according to organization requests and needs.
  • Provide customer satisfaction to external stakeholders.
  • Encourage a proactive approach from the team based on process improvement attitude.
  • Encourage process and automation opportunities.
  • Contribute to maximizing P2P-AP goals, creating intra- and inter-department efficiency.
  • Guarantee the compliance of organizational regulations and contribute to the overall safety in the organization.

What skills and experiences are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related study
  • Min 5-8 years of related working experience in Accounts Payable in a corporate / manufacturing / shared services environment.
  • Project participation & support experience
  • Team management and escalation experience
  • Leadership experience in accounting/finance environment.
  • Proficiency in verbal & written communication in English & Mandarin
  • Proven proficiency in the use of Windows software programs – MS Excel, Power Point, Word
  • Analytical skills
  • Strong mathematical skills required
  • Root cause analysis and problem solving within the Procure To Pay process
  • SAP experience in invoice processing & report generation is a must
  • Additional exposure to any upstream role like creation of Purchase Orders and/or Goods Receipt in SAP would be good-to-have
  • Previous experience in any Accounts Payable workflow is preferrable
  • Exposure to SOX Controls would be good-to-have

What can we offer?

Huntsman offers unsurpassed opportunities to build a successful future. Our diverse portfolio creates a range of career fields including manufacturing, research and development, technical services, sales and marketing, customer service – and the list goes on.

Here, you can make an impact and make a difference. Come join us.

Huntsman is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all qualified applicants for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identification, sexual orientation and/or expression or any other characteristic protected by law in every location in which we have facilities national or local.

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