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The Walt Disney Company

Assistant Manager, Accounts Payable

Job Summary:

This role provides direct leadership and management for a team of 5-10 individuals, responsible for providing excellent customer service to internal Lines of Business and Market Finance teams (suppliers) in the APAC region. The Assistant Manager will supervise and review team members supporting the accounts payable function, including management of the vendor master, invoice processing, compliance and controls associated with the accounts payable process, disbursements, Procure to Pay (PTP) customer service, and management of tax obligations. As a part of a global PTP organization, the role will be responsible for partnering with key stakeholders and Disney Worldwide Shared Services (DWSS) resources to drive continuous improvement, leverage and implement the use of technology, increase productivity, lower costs, and improve cash flow on behalf of The Walt Disney Company (TWDC). This position will work closely with the Cash and Banking, Corporate Treasury, and other key disbursement partners throughout TWDC. This position reports directly to the Senior Manager, Procure to Pay

Responsibilities:

  • Coaching, mentoring and performance management of team members
  • Manage and prioritize, allocation of work
  • Support Casual Buyers, stakeholders and suppliers within the APAC region
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable statutory regulations and Company policies/procedures, as they relate to the areas of accounts payable
  • Ensure Service Level Agreement requirements are met
  • Build and manage strong key stakeholder relationships with LOB and Market Finance teams, Sourcing and Procurement, Corporate Tax and external vendors
  • Build and foster an environment where all team members and points of view are respected and valued
  • Encourage direct reports to continually invest in building mutually beneficial working relationships with key internal stakeholders and external partners
  • Analyze inquiry data to proactively identify and communicate process improvement opportunities to reduce/eliminate defects
  • Drive, execute, and deliver ongoing process improvements to increase productivity, lower costs, and improve payables related cash flow within the APAC lines of business
  • Address LOB/Market escalations, as necessary
  • Perform monthly reconciliation approvals
Special projects as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related major
  • Written and verbal English fluency
  • 4 years Accounts Payable, Travel/Expense Management, Finance, Accounting or equivalent experience with a large-scale, multi-national employer
  • 2 years’ experience leading teams
  • Experience working in a shared services environment
  • Working knowledge of MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
SAP system knowledge

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