Accounts Payable Team Leader

Careers at Bloomberg

New York, NY

Posted Sep 27, 2017 - Requisition No. 62314

Our team:

The Accounts Payable & Master Data team is part of Bloomberg’s Global Accounting Operations department. Our team is based in New York City and is responsible for the end-to-end process for all supplier payments, cash control, cash application and cash disbursements. In addition, we’re responsible for data governance of SAP customer, vendor and material master domains, as well as providing master data governance expertise and support to Bloomberg’s business areas.

About the role:

We’re looking for an Accounts Payable Team Leader for our North America HQ office. As Accounts Payable Team Leader, you’ll strategically lead all AP operations, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and compliance through research, development and administration of Account Payables policies and operating procedures. You’ll frequently be involved in workflow, projects, initiatives and business planning that requires complex judgment and solutions based on analytical thought.

You’re one of those people who:

You demonstrate leadership skills, a strong work ethic and can motivate others through your vision, energy and self-confidence. You don’t settle for status quo. Rather, you continuously challenge yourself and others. You possess a strong intellect that is combined with a practical and realistic common sense understanding of how to get things done.

You will lead a team that’s committed to delivering payments to all suppliers in a timely manner. You share in their focus on meeting compliance rules, protecting Bloomberg and its suppliers from fraud, as well as delivering first-class customer service.

We trust you to:

  • Manage, mentor and evaluate performance of the Accounts Payable team while supporting their ongoing development and training.
  • Collaborate and establish relationships with internal and external business partners.
  • Execute operational control within your daily activities, with a continued focus on how to mitigate any potential risk. Ensure compliance, best practice and proper controls are followed.
  • Ensure metrics targets and high accuracy rates are met.
  • Provide operational solutions, promoting team customer service and supplier satisfaction. Recommend system and process improvements.
  • Serve as an escalation point for supplier issues, communicate in a professional manner and constantly strive for providing excellent customer service.
  • Work with international contacts to ensure that consistency in policy and procedures are met.
  • Share your knowledge of AP processes and technologies in order to best partner with our different stakeholders.

You need to have:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in customer service & Accounts Payable
  • Prior, demonstrated leadership experience
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver in accordance with aggressive timelines.
  • Excellent communication skills; business writing and presentation skills with personal presence to interface with corporate decision-makers.
  • Professional, tactful approach to problem-solving.
  • Strong work ethic with a positive, hands-on, can-do attitude.

If this sounds like you:

Apply! If we think you're a good match, we'll get in touch with you to let you know the next steps.

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