Micro Focus - Accounts Payable Manager

Background Information:

Micro Focus is a global software company with over 40 years of experience in delivering and supporting enterprise software solutions that help customers innovate faster with lower risk. By applying proven expertise in software and security, we enable customers to utilize new technology solutions while maximizing the value of their investments in critical IT infrastructure and business applications. As a result, they can build, operate, and secure the IT systems that bring together existing business logic and applications with emerging technologies—in essence, bridging the old and the new—to meet their increasingly complex business demands.

The Dublin Financial Shared Services Centre (FSSC) supports the Group’s businesses in EMEA and APAC markets directly contributing to the success of the company’s 4,500+ employees in the region.

The FSSC now requires an Accounts Payable Manager to support FSSC Accounts Payable Manager in managing the accounts payable function for specific entities in EMEA and APAC. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual, who is interested in advancing their career in Accounts Payable in the fast moving software industry.

Functional Information:

The Accounts Payable team are primarily responsible for maintaining the accounts payables ledger, processing supplier invoices and employee expenses and making associated payments. The team works closely with external and internal customers and several internal groups, such as General Ledger, Payroll, Tax, Treasury, Facilities, and Revenue.

Job description (duties and responsibilities):

Specific duties include, but are not limited to;

  • Manage a large AP team.

  • Regular 121s and employee performance management.

  • Organize regular team meetings, meeting minutes and follow ups.

  • Responsible for full AP process and act as subject matter expert on Accounts Payable operations.

  • Support Accounts Payable Co-coordinators on daily tasks and ensure deadlines are met in accordance with corporate timetable.

  • Vendor account reconciliations and statement review to actively resolve overdue vendor accounts

  • Key escalation point for customer and employee queries and issues and quick turnaround to resolve

  • Maintaining and developing strong working relationships with both internal and external customers and providing support.

  • Supporting internal and external audit

  • Sign off on weekly payment runs in accordance with corporate policies.

  • Sign off on month end tasks, accounts payable reconciliations, accruals etc.

  • Ensuring the accounts payable sub-ledger is closed within strict deadlines.

  • Preparing KPIs

  • Assist in special projects as needed.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

This is a role for a highly organized and motivated team player. Some of the skills required are;

  • 3+ years’ management experience is required.

  • Possess good technical knowledge of Accounts Payable / P2P processes.

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills at all times.

  • English, plus one other European language (preferably).

  • Highly computer literate, with previous experience of SAP, SUN or NetSuite.

  • Knowledge of bank payments.

  • High level of attention to detail.

  • Systematic and organized, with an ability to meet multiple deadlines.

  • Must have the ability to priorities and delegate work whilst also providing training and support