Accounts Payable Manager

Job Description

Title: Accounts Payable Manager

Company Name: Deakin University

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: South West Coast VIC

Employment Status: Full Time

  • Based at our Waterfront Campus
  • Full-time (36.75 hours per week) and continuing
  • HEW 8 $100,289+ 17% Superannuation 

A pivotal leadership position within the Corporate Finance Team, the Accounts Payable Manager leads a large team in the day-to-day operational delivery of accounts payable including development and implementation of service level agreements and key performance indicators. Providing strong operational leadership and subject matter expertise, this is a rare opportunity to lead a team of high performing professionals in delivering robust accounts payable support to the university.

With the division having recently experienced a period of major change, this role requires a dynamic and resilient leader with demonstrated success in establishing positive, collaborative work cultures. With a background in functional and cultural transformation programs, ideally, within large and complex industries such as manufacturing, retail or FMCG, you will have a focus on continuous improvement and an interest in new technologies and automation opportunities. A confident, credible communicator with well-developed negotiation and influencing skills, you will have worked with remote teams and can easily navigate the challenges posed when managing stakeholders virtually.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee the operation of the Accounts Payable at Deakin function ensuring the function meets agreed KPI's
  • Manage the day-to-day operation of the Accounts Payable team; provide effective leadership and management of staff and ensure the achievement of operational objectives
  • Assist with system implementations and improvements, drive change and implement best practice
  • Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Mentor and upskill team members to improve effectiveness and customer service
  • Establish clear expectations and contribute to the development and monitor Key Performance Indicators to ensure the efficient delivery of the Accounts Payables function
  • Provide required analysis and reporting to Senior Management
  • Document manage, review and improve best practice Accounts Payables policy and procedures
  • Partner with both the Senior Coordinators, Finance Services to design and stabilise the new business process and develop and embed operational efficiencies

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • Bachelor degree in Commerce or a related field desirable
  • Extensive Accounts Payable experience and management expertise
  • Demonstrated experience working to meet tight deadlines, achieve targets and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Strong knowledge of general ledger and basic accounting principles
  • Analysis and Problem Solving: Sources relevant information; identifies problems and offers sustainable, practical solutions
  • Considers others perspectives in making decisions and providing advice; strives to exceed expectations
  • Proactively improves the efficiency and quality of existing materials processes and systems
  • Plans, analyses and co-ordinates the delivery of projects while balancing priorities and resources
  • Maintains composure and focus under pressure, adapts to changing situations and recovers from the setback
  • Demonstrate the ability to exercise sound judgment, initiative, diplomacy, tact and discretion as well as proven experience handling sensitive and personal information in a confidential and appropriate manner

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

 Position Description - Accounts Payable Manager - 507704.pdf

Applications for this position close on 25th February 2021. 

This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check and a National Police Record Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role.

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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