Sr Manager, AP/AR

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Work Schedule

Standard (Mon-Fri)

Environmental Conditions

Office

Job Description

Position Summary:

As Senior Manager of Finance Operations, your role will involve leading a large group of individuals responsible for timely and accurate transactional processing. The primary objective is to achieve all operational targets, while ensuring adherence to Service level agreements (SLAs). Additionally, you will be expected to meet the company's targets for effective team management and engagement.

The role would suit a candidate with excellent rapport building ability, strong leadership and people management skills. Experience in a similar managerial position in a Finance Operations function and passion to achieve critical metrics are crucial to fully grasp the complexity of the role.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead employees and teams of employees up through the Manager 1 level, by setting and monitoring performance goals and objectives, prioritizing of activities, and ensuring timely and effective decision making and issue resolutions.
  • Drive talent development strategy within the function
  • Evaluate key business factors and drive value by devising and implementing strategic plans and operating models through the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and monthly budgetary cycles.
  • Propose and implement structural and procedural changes for the organization to drive standardization and productivity, with support from the Global Process Owner.
  • Responsible for setting targets and monitoring of operational performance against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the direct team with a view of generating accurate forecasts.
  • Effectively work with the Treasury team to ensure smooth operation of bank accounts.
  • Deliver clear and pro-active communication and business partnering with support business divisions and key global partners (e.g: Accounting teams, Treasury etc.)
  • Champion the continuous improvement methodology across the teams to drive ideation and execution with a view of creating lean processes and standardization.
  • Ensure the performance of all tasks is carried out in line with company policies, internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
  • Comply with equal employment opportunity laws, regulations and company policies related to discrimination in hiring, performance managing, promotion and compensation, including sexual harassment.
  • Additional tasks will include:
  • Engage with the GPO organization, IT and external enabling technology software supplier where required to escalate any system related issues.
  • Collaborate effectively with Internal and External Audit teams to ensure timely and accurate completion of testing procedures.
  • Represent function across organizations internally and externally.
  • Deputize for Director where required.
  • Undertake other projects and responsibilities as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications Required:

  • Skills:

Exceptional leadership skills, ability to inspire and motivate team members, develop and mentor teams set clear expectations, and provide guidance and support.

Proficient communication skills at a senior leadership level.

Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

Superior organizational skills to prioritize tasks and projects and adhere to set timelines.

Flexibility and adaptability to changing business needs and priorities.

Excellent attention to detail to ensure accuracy in documentation and reporting.

Advanced knowledge of accounting principles.

Superior negotiation and relationship building skills.

Proven track record of excellent judgment and decision-making ability.

Demonstrated diplomacy, integrity and ethical standards.

  • Qualifications and experience:

Fluent in English.

University or College degree in accounting, or equivalent professional qualification is an advantage, but not required.

Functional process expertise within Accounting Operations.

Typically 10+ years of experience in a Finance function and 2+ years of management experience.

SME system knowledge in multiple ERPs (example: Oracle E1, SAP) and third party enabling software is essential to perform this role effectively and efficiently.

Excellent digital literacy and knowledge of the Microsoft Office software is required (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).