Accounts Payable Team Lead

Finance Warsaw, Poland


Description

Position at Premier Research Group Limited

Premier Research helps highly innovative bio-pharmaceutical and medical device companies transform life-changing ideas into reality. We take on the most challenging areas of study, with a special focus on unmet needs in such areas as analgesia, CNS, rare diseases, medical device and diagnostics, and pediatric research.

We’re looking for a talented and energetic Accounts Payable Team Lead to join our team! Working at Premier Research means being an individual - you will be recognised for what you do and you will truly have an impact.

You will be working in a friendly environment with colleagues who are genuinely supportive regardless of location or seniority. Premier Research is on an exciting journey - there is a true buzz throughout the company, so come and be part of it!

This role will be responsible for leading, overseeing and motivating the Accounts Payable team in conjunction with the Global Accounts Payable Manager.  The Team Leader will also be familiar with all Accounts Payable job functions including, invoices and expense reports, in order to provide effective guidance and support to A/P Specialists.  

 

ACCOUNTABILITY:

The Team Leader, Accounts Payable will:  

  • Support the Global Accounts Payable Manager in overseeing all aspects of Accounts Payable
  • Ensure team members are meeting deadlines and working in the most efficient and productive manner
  • Take the lead in creating an environment that promotes smooth, efficient operations and effective collaboration
  • Assist Global Accounts Payable Manager with troubleshooting and problem resolution as needed

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and promote a culture of open communication and an inspiring team environment
  • Monitor team performance and report on metrics
  • Identify training needs and provide coaching to team members
  • Standard A/P Specialist tasks as assigned by Global Accounts Payable Manager (i.e. processing invoices and expense reports for one or more countries) if required
  • Maintain familiarity with all aspects of Accounts Payable processes including country specific nuances
  • Assist the Finance Specialist, PremierPay with processing and problem resolution related to the Investigator Payment System (PremierPay) as needed
  • Assist with implementation and maintenance of the Procurement/Purchase Order System
  • Assist with forecasting A/P payments and cash management functions within the Accounts Payable department
  • Assist with completing the annual US 1099 Forms and annual Canadian T2200 Forms
  • Other activities as assigned by the Global Accounts Payable Manager

 

EDUCATION, SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:

 

  1. Educational Background
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  1. Experience
  • Three to five years full service Accounts Payable experience
  • Experience with multi-currency and foreign language invoice processing

 

  1. Expertise and know-how
  • Knowledge of the various systems used by the Accounts Payable department including but not limited to Costpoint, PremierPay, Jaegger Procurement, Microsoft Office with strong skills in Excel. 
  • Premier Research specific software knowledge is not required but must have the technical skills to learn new systems quickly.

 

  1. Personal skills & behaviours
  • Fluent verbal and written English language skills
  • Excellent leadership skills, team player, collaborative and able to build an effective team
  • Ability to multitask and work effectively in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills, able to prioritize work to meet deadlines
  • Accountable, dependable and strong commitment
  • Customer service focused in approach to work both internally and externally
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, having a positive outlook and a “can do” approach to challenges
  • Maintains a positive, results orientated work environment


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