Team Leader, Accounts Payable, EMEA Finance Shared Services

Cook Group | Posted 11-01-2022

Limerick (Accounting)


The primary function of the Accounts payable (AP) Team Leader is to assist the AP Manager to organise and prioritise daily work of the AP team, contributing to the training and continuous development of the team, whilst working as part of the AP team and the wider Cook Medical SSC Finance team in all aspects of day-to-day work, including invoice posting, supplier queries, payments and month end tasks.

  • Operational management of the AP team.
  • Assist in all aspects of day-to-day AP work as required
  • Become the process expert for the AP function, and encourage team involvement and development through sharing of knowledge, ideas and solutions
  • Understand, review and further develop AP metrics
  • Assist the AP Manager in team capacity management to ensure that the right resources are available and trained to the highest standard
  • Co-ordinate and complete training and cross-training for team as required
  • Ensure financial controls & guidelines are respected in the processing of all transactions
  • Act as a point of reference / escalation for the team for queries
  • Supervise various reconciliations of accounts & perform various month end tasks per month end timetable
  • Deputize for the AP Manager as required
  • Review opportunities to streamline processes that will drive efficiencies and improve our customer’s experience
  • Work closely with all the different P2P functions
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with external customers as well as internal colleagues
  • Assist with interim and year-end audit requirements
  • Assist with testing and projects as required
  • Minimum 5 years relevant Accounts Payable experience in a multi-national environment
  • Previous experience working in a team leader role would be an advantage
  • Accounting qualification would be an advantage (e.g. IATI, ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Professional usage of the Microsoft Office suite of software, especially MS-Excel
  • Knowledge of ERP system (Navision or Oracle) and experience in using Business Insights would be an advantage
  • Fluency in a second European language preferred
  • Demonstrable leadership capabilities
  • A proven record of delivering exceptional customer service (Internal & External)
  • Strong record of developing and implementing procedures
  • Proven numeric & problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Excellent communication & inter-personal skills with an ability to achieve results through influencing others and maintaining strong links with other departments
  • Ability to work well within a team environment demonstrating flexibility, adaptability and positivity as required to meet team objectives
  • Self-motivated, requiring minimal supervision with the ability to multitask under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Availability and willingness to work overtime depending on business needs & to travel occasionally on company business