Job Description

The P2P SME will be the point of contact for resolving those escalated complex and judgemental transactions that arise in the P2P process which cannot be resolved by the day-to-day operations team. The SME will be responsible for imparting relevant training to the operations team to increase the quality of outputs and ensuring that the team can act self-sufficiently thereby reducing the number of items escalated.

The SME will also be responsible for responding to urgent requests and managing sensitive / confidential information from different parts of the business, including the Exectuive.

This role will require cross functional collaboration across the Business, third party suppliers & operations team and an understanding of internal control / governance to support the P2P process. It may also include input into P2P improvement projects, playing a key role in one-time solution identification, implementation and training to the wider stakeholder group.

The SME is responsible for delivering clear and concise communication within the team, to suppliers, the Business and if necessary the Executive.  Communication may be formal training sessions or ad-hoc as needs are identified in the operation teams or requests made by the Business.

Frequently the SME will engage in day to day support of the operational teams when delivery performance requires improvement or to support other ad-hoc tasks such as SOx control design / effectiveness testing.

UK Shift- 1:30PM – 10:30 PM

Responsibilities: (Please specify % amount against each responsibility)

  • Support the Operations Team process complex P2P transaction.
  • Provide one time solutions, training and process improvement for P2P processes and applications.
  • Project management, deliver the local Business Unit requirements to support timely delivery of global initiatives.
  • Design & delivery of training modules for local Business Unit on new process / applications (this may include formal presentations or one-to-one support requests from the business).
  • Business facing support role for the Senior Executives, the Business and Suppliers.
  • Liaise with management in other functions to improve the end to end P2P process.
  • Support improvements in the standard operating procedures.
  • Support the month-end close AP close processes and the SOx testing cycle including input into the design and operating effectiveness of P2P controls.

Education (required grade and area):

> Degree level qualification

Licenses/ Certifications (please prioritize and specify required and nice to have):

Nice to have ~

> P2P professional qualification (such as CIPS) / qualified accountant.

Experience (please prioritize and specify required and nice to have):

Required ~

> A minimum experience of 6 years in P2P role

> A minimum of 3 years' experience in an P2P / SME project improvement role.

> A track record of P2P SME / P2P Process Improvement.

> Sound overview of end to end P2P operational and financial controls, business processes and reporting.

> Record of cross functional stakeholder relationship management, partnership with Suppliers and relationship building with senior management teams.

> Should demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to interact professionally with internal and external customers, with great customer service.

Nice to have ~

> Experience of offshored / outsourced Accounts Payable finance processes.

> Sound overview of end to end operational and financial controls, business processes and reporting.

> Experience of SAP / Ariba