Job Reference 15619
Job type Permanent
Location Dublin 2 / Working Remotely
Salary € 0-40,000, 40,000-60,000

The Role

Accounts Payable Team Lead 

Permanent Role 

Hybrid Working in operation - part working from home, part working in office. 

Salary negotiable depending on experience 

Part of a 4 person peer group of other AP Team Leaders 

Reporting to AP Manager 


We are looking for an experienced Accounts Payable Team Lead to provide effective management of a team of AP Specialists. You will be responsible for supervising, managing and motivating team members on a daily basis.

As a Team Lead, you will require strong leadership and communication skills. You will oversee the AP teams’ processes and activities, coordinating with various internal and external stakeholders to achieve the team goals.

As Team Lead you will apply your knowledge of Accounts Payable processes and financial control requirements to achieve strong results.


Main Responsibilities:

Team Management:

  • Operational management of a team of 4-6 AP Specialists
  • Hold regular 1-2-1s with line reports, promoting open communication
  • Set clear and measurable goals which define accountability to produce successful results (applying SMART methodology)
    • provide timely and clear feedback on performance to these goals
    • drive accountability and ownership at all levels of the AP function
  • Delegate tasks and set deadlines
  • Maintain AP KPIs to monitor and manage AP invoice volumes and queries
  • Monitor team performance and report on metrics
  • Contribute to the overall AP & Finance management team to positively drive results
  • Demonstrate the Sandvik Core Values, leading by example
  • Motivate team members
  • Discover training needs and provide coaching
  • Listen to team members’ feedback and resolve any issues or conflicts
  • Recognise high performance and reward accomplishments
  • Encourage creativity and risk-taking
  • Suggest and organize team building activities

Operational responsibilities:

  • Ensure appropriate processes are in place to provide financial controls around aged balance sheet items: goods received not invoiced, aged creditors
  • Escalation point for all internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrate system and process expertise and drive process improvement initiatives
  • Identify and resolve system related issues
  • Manage the weekly/monthly payment run process
    • Manage the investigation and resolution of rejected payments
  • Ensure Vendor Master & Customer Master Data processes are followed in accordance with Internal Control requirements
  • Manage month end close activities
  • Prepare and present the Accounts Payable month end management pack
  • Validate that internal controls are current and adhered to as per SMR requirements

Project considerations:

  • Contribute as Accounts Payable Subject Matter Expert during the implementation of the new ERP system as required


The Person

Required Experince:

Min 5 years relevant work experience with specific experience in Accounts Payable, preferably in a large global company

Proven work experience as a team leader or supervisor

In-depth knowledge of AP performance metrics

Good PC skills, particularly Microsoft Excel

Excellent communication and leadership skills

Proven networking skills within a fast-paced organisation

Organisational and time-management skills

Knowledge of SAP is of benefit but not a requirement

The Package



Life Assurance

Gym Membership

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