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Associate Manager Accounts Payable

General Information

Ref #:

20240036741

Travel Amount Required:

None

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time

Location:

Noida - India - India

Company Overview

Here at UKG, our purpose is people™. Our HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions help organizations unlock happier outcomes for all. And our U Krewers, who build those solutions and support our business, are talented, collaborative, and innovative problem-solvers. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people – both at work and at home. Our benefits show that we care about the whole you, from adoption and surrogacy assistance to tuition reimbursement and wellness programs. Our employee resource groups provide a welcoming place to land, learn, and connect with those who share your passions and interests. What are you waiting for? Learn more at www.ukg.com/careers  #WeAreUKG 

Description & Qualifications

Description

JOB OVERVIEW :

The position will primarily perform the role of an Associate Manager Accounts Payable, to manage Global Vendor Invoice Processing & Vendor Onboarding processes for UKG worldwide across Americas, EMEA and APAC regions.

Associate Manager Accounts Payable will be responsible for managing a team of 14-15 AP members, engage in their skill & career development planning as well as closely monitor operational deliverables & key performance indicators around maintaining SLAs & accuracy, support in implementing new systems & functionalities, enhance existing control framework etc.

This role will require close coordination within AP function to work with AP Audit/Accounting sub-group in GFS Noida and AP Payments & AP Customer Service sub-groups in Weston, US) as well as across cross functional Finance areas such as Procurement, GL, Treasury, Internal Audit etc., FIPO (Finance Integration Program Office) on process/projects/systems etc., IT on system implementation/enhancement/maintenance requirements. This role will also require building high trusting relationships across the business functions (internal customers) outside of finance such as Facilities, Sales/Marketing, HR, IT etc. to obtain continuous feedback around processes and to pro-actively resolve any issues as well as to address any escalations.

This position will be based out of UKG Noida office in India and will primarily operate during 11:30am IST to 8:30pm IST but is expected to operate during different hours based on global operations and/or project driven requirements that include stakeholders across different time zones.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Manage a team of 14-15 employees.

Works on improving the process efficiencies by auditing and evaluating the existing processes and implementing lean methodology/RPA/Automations.

Train and develop team members to ensure accurate and timely execution of assigned tasks.

Communicates and fixes priorities as per the requirements.

Leads, supports, and monitors strategic projects/department initiatives.

Demonstrated understanding of accounting systems.

Helps with AP monthly period close.

Partner with internal customers to educate and enforce accounts payable procedures, policies, and controls.

Managing global vendor on boarding team in accordance with company policies, ensuring accurate banking information and tax documentation.

Understanding of full-cycle global procure to pay accounts payable process.

Understanding of month-end close process and related activities like accruals, reclass, intercompany transactions & settlements.

Ensure maintaining compliance with accounting policies, tax regulations, and internal controls.

Managing all reporting like DPO, Cash forecasting, vendor spent analysis, SLA and KPI reporting.

Drive continuous improvement efforts by implementing process improvements and automation.

Oversees and report system issues and process deficiencies to the management or IT staff for resolution.

Other projects and duties as assigned.

BUSINESS CONTEXT OR OTHER SUCCESS CRITERIA

Driving the Change & Innovation: Challenges the status quo, effectively influences others (all levels of the organization) to embrace change, overcomes change resistance and seeks out outstanding ideas and implements them.

Structured Problem-Solving skills and experience: Uses a systematic, disciplined, and fact-based process that gets to root cause to solve problems, analyze and improve.

Qualifications

Technical:

Experience with standard ERP tools such as Oracle/SAP or D365 (D365 would be an added advantage)

Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, SharePoint, and collaboration applications

Professional:

Bachelor’s degree/MBA

Minimum of 8 years of experience in Accounts Payable process and 4 + years of experience in managing team

Experience with Accounts Payable/ERP implementation projects, including system integration, user acceptance testing and business readiness activity coordination (Finance project management experience a plus)

Strong planning and organizational skills

Excellent interpersonal, customer-orientation, collaboration, and business acumen skills

Excellent verbal and written communication, including presentation skills

Proficiency in understanding and translating internal and external stakeholder needs to align on priorities and define automation opportunities.

Other:

Ability to learn new methods, techniques, systems as per business requirements

Proven ability to identify, analyze and resolve issues in a timely fashion

Proven ability to challenge norms, identify and drive continuous improvements and innovation where applicable

Proven ability to manage a team of 10 or more people

Proven ability to influence stakeholders and decision makers.

Ability to transform ambiguity into clarity and simplify complex concepts and processes for ease of understanding.

Detail-oriented, results and quality-focused

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with cross functional resources.

Ability to work independently and in group settings.

Ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple work requests.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

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Disability Accommodation

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email UKGCareers@ukg.com.

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