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Accounts Payable Lead (Cebu)

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CEBU CITY (Capital)

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Working with an emerging shared services organization, the AP Lead is responsible for leading and supporting the company business segment’s processing of account payables. This role is responsible for managing a functional team of accounts payable analysts to ensure accurate and timely processing/handling of payables. As an AP Lead, you will also be responsible for investigating and correcting escalated issues while maintaining positive relationships with internal and external customers, as measured by service level agreements and key performance indicators. This role reports to the Manager, AP. This position is based in Cebu, Philippines.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Management or related field preferred
  • Minimum three (3) years’ Accounts Payable experience in a manufacturing context including: 1+ years in a shared services model preferred, and 1+ years supervisory experience
  • Experience managing data in large ERP systems, Oracle preferred
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Excel (Ex: Pivot tables, VLOOKUP, Charts and Graphs etc.)
  • Lean training a plus
  • Demonstrated proficiency managing data in Microsoft Office (SharePoint)
  • Willing to work on shifting schedule

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Invoice processing production management, including capacity and demand planning based on invoice inbox volume analysis Maintain Supplier Relationships (timely payments)
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with internal stakeholders and Operating Companies
  • Month-end closing and balance sheet integrity activities
  • Internal and external performance reporting
  • Individual performance and career management (including hiring and terminations)
  • Responsible for supervising a small team of AP analysts
  • Continuous improvement leadership, including identification of process and system improvements
  • Partnering with the AP manager to support strategic initiatives
  • Partnering with related functions, such as Procurement and Vendor Data Management
  • Special projects as assigned