Lead, Accounts Payable

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As an Accounts Payable Team Lead you will be responsible for overseeing the accounts payable function and leading a team of AP professionals in the Manila office. Your primary role is to ensure accurate and timely processing of invoices, payments, and expense reports while maintaining compliance with company policies and regulations. This role requires strong leadership skills, attention to detail, and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

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What is your mission?

You will provide the best service to our partner brands by performing these tasks:

  • Team Management: Lead and manage a team of accounts payable professionals, providing guidance, coaching, and support to ensure the team's productivity, accuracy, and adherence to deadlines. Conduct performance evaluations, set goals, and foster a positive team culture.
  • Invoice Processing: Oversee the end-to-end process of invoice processing, ensuring all invoices are accurately recorded, approved, and processed in a timely manner, in compliance with established policies. Resolve any discrepancies or issues related to invoicing.
  • Payment Processing: Manage the payment process, including preparing payment requests, coordinating approvals, and ensuring timely and accurate payments to vendors and suppliers. Ensure adherence to payment terms and collaborate with the Accounting team on cash flow management.
  • Expense Reports: Oversee the processing and reimbursement of employee expense reports, ensuring compliance with company policies and timely reimbursement to employees. Review expense reports for accuracy and resolve any discrepancies or policy violations.
  • Vendor Relationship Management: Build and maintain positive relationships with vendors and suppliers, addressing any inquiries or issues related to payments, invoices, or account statements. Collaborate with the Procurement team for vendor onboarding and contract management.
  • Process ImprovementContinuously evaluate and improve accounts payable processes and workflows to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and productivity. Identify areas for automation, implement best practices, and support system enhancements or upgrades.
  • Compliance and Reporting: Ensure compliance with relevant financial regulations, internal controls, and company policies. Generate and analyze AP reports, metrics, and key performance indicators to monitor team performance and identify areas for improvement

Who are we looking for? 

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. Professional certifications (e.g., CPA, CMA) are a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in accounts payable, with at least 2 years in a supervisory or team lead role, preferably in a global organization.
  • Strong knowledge of accounts payable processes, payment processing, and relevant accounting principles.
  • Experience working with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, preferably SAP or similar platforms.
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills, with the ability to motivate and develop a high-performing team.
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and other Microsoft Office applications
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills (verbal and written) skills and is able to positively influence behaviors and outcomes.
  • High level of competency with Microsoft Office Programs. Advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel required, including pivot tables and VLOOKUPs. 
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to evaluate business processes.
  • Solid problem-prevention and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organization skills, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail is a must to ensure processes are performed in compliance with the company's AP schedule.
  • Superior Stakeholder Management Skills.
  • Proven project management ability that shows how to organize, find solutions, and follow through to a successful conclusion.
  • Advance presentation skills and the ability to guide and influence leadership.
  • Willingness to adapt to changing business needs and deadlines.

Company Perks

Free learning and development courses for your personal and career growth

Comprehensive HMO benefits and insurance since day 1

Dynamic company events

Above-industry salary package and incentives

Opportunities for promotion

Free meals and snacks

Our Values

Worldwide, strongly uphold our values to be of service to our people, our clients, and our community.


We consider our people as the foundation of our success.


Our commitment to quality ensures that we always do our best.


We stay agile and fast, always looking for ways to solve our clients’ needs.


We pride ourselves on helping our clients reach their full potential.


We do things right and we get the job done.