Director/ AVP- Accounts Payable (Invoice to Pay)

L’Oreal North America Business Service Center– St. Petersburg, FL

L’Oréal leads the world of beauty with 35 global renowned brands such as L’Oreal Paris, Maybelline, Garnier, Lancôme, Ralph Lauren, Matrix, Redken, Carol’s Daughter, Skinceuticals, Essie, Kiehl’s, YSL, NYX Professional Make Up, Urban Decay, Mizani, and Clarisonic.  With $26.9 billion (Euros) in annual sales and record operating margin in 2018 at 18.3% of sales. We have a presence in 150 countries, over 500 registered patents, launching over 500 products a year and 3.7% of its consolidated sales invested into its world-wide research facilities, L’Oréal is a technologically advanced company which manufactures and supplies over 4.5 billion units annually to the world. 

We are the Accounting team at the L’Oreal Business Service Center located in St. Petersburg, FL. We lead the completion of all the critical accounting transactions. We ensure the compliance of our methods and processes, and develop the reports that are used to share our results globally. We are always aiming to reach even greater heights in terms of accuracy and timing, and are looking for exceptional Accounting professionals like you.  Opportunity: Come join our dynamic team! We are currently actively looking for a:

Director/ AVP - Accounts Payable (Invoice to Pay)

L’Oreal North America Business Service Center– St. Petersburg, FL

Responsible for overseeing the overall tasks of Accounts Payable North America Team to ensure services are delivered on target and meet Group standards. Accountable for the overall success of the Accounts Payable team. Manage multiple Managers and is responsible for staff processing a large volume of transaction on the SAP Fusion, SAP WISE and SAP Canada platforms. Leverage synergies within Accounts Payable Shared Services Department using scanning and robotic technology.  Key responsibility - manage a large staff while maintaining and increasing productivity.

•    Responsible for overseeing the entire Accounts Payable function to ensure the team is operating      efficiently and vendors are paid timely and accurately.
•    Manage the AP/Purchasing link required to ensure the 3-way match process is fully functional and      controls are in place.
•    Understand each business segment to ensure existing policies and procedures are managed      correctly and best practices are employed. 
•    Implement practical solutions to problems.
•    Manage a team of travel and entertainment (T&E) auditors who will ensure policy compliance to      all expense report submissions.
•    Perform special projects and coordinate with shared services teams in NJ.  Such as E-invoicing,      P-card and workflow automation to gain departmental efficiencies
•    Establish, monitor and analyze department key performance metrics.
•    Project lead for significant AP process improvement, compliance, and other ad hoc initiatives 
•    Responsible for the hiring, training & development of staff
•    Conduct performance evaluations of staff
•    Performs other miscellaneous tasks and duties as assigned by SSC head.

Leadership & coaching 
•    Manages, develops, recruits talent
•    Develop strategies to attract and retain a highly skilled and engaged workforce
•    Motivates staff through specific initiatives (e.g. improvement projects, team events & celebrations)

•    Create a diverse work environment that facilitates teamwork and open communication
•    Assist team managers in setting performance measurement procedures for all employees      (including objective setting, appraisal, and personal development plans)
•    Embodies SIMPLICITY values:

-    Teams are the new heroes 
-    Cooperation is the new confrontation
-    Problem solving together is the new meeting behavior
-    Frame and trust are the new control   

-   Test and learn is the new perfection 
-    Empowerment is the new management
-    Consumer satisfaction is the new product performance
-    “Eat what you cook” is the new “leave before it burns

•    Bachelors degree in accounting, finance or related field

•    9-15 years of related work experience required managing a large-scale accounts payable team

•    SAP experience required
•    Must be able to lead, manage, and motivate a diverse staff 
•    Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, primarily Excel with Pivot tables
•    Must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills; business acumen; leadership skills;      oral and written communication skills; and excellent interpersonal skills
•    Commitment to delivering quality results and overcoming obstacles and challenges in a time      sensitive environment 
•    Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment
•    Consumer products company background preferred

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.

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