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Eaton Corporation Team Lead - AP in Pune, India

Job Title: Team Lead - AP Req-#071236

If you desire to be part of something special, to be part of a winning team, to be part of a fun team - winning is fun.

We are looking forward to an Team Lead - AP Eaton’s Global Finance System and Services, based in Pune, India.

In Eaton, making our work exciting, engaging, meaningful; ensuring safety, health, wellness; and being a model of inclusion & diversity are already embedded in who we are - it’s in our values, part of our vision, and our clearly defined aspirational goals.

This role is in Accounts Payable Process in a fast paced, high volume SSC environment that supports Eaton’s global business and operations that use SAP application for financial accounting and reporting. The position is responsible for preparing and processing invoices, indexing, payments, vendor master creation and maintenance, answering supplier queries, resolving customer queries etc. with a high degree of efficiency and quality for Eaton business units. This position is responsible for managing a team of employees in Pune, India, one or more Accounts payable activities – invoice processing, vendor master, payments, hold resolution etc. while fostering process improvements and continuous learning. This position is also responsible for managing key production metrics and activities associated with quality audits.

Your essential responsibilities:

Management of Teams:

  • Manages non-Professional staff, in one or more subgroups of Accounts Payable which will include invoice processing, hold resolution, supplier maintenance etc depending on the region, ledger and team size by creating goals, mentoring, coaching and providing opportunities to enhance current skill sets in order to foster/empower an innovative team environment.

Day to Day Activities:

  • Driving customer satisfaction by ensuring accounts payable activities are performed as per customer expectations and service level agreements

  • Work allocation and balancing between team members to ensure a balance between employee engagement and customer satisfaction

  • Subject Matter expert – Work with the team members to resolve issues as well as provide solutions to the issue

  • Plans and oversees daily production activities by facilitating continuous process improvements and knowledge sharing/transfer of direct reports in order to drive standardization of processes.

  • Manages metrics to meet goals by ensuring direct reports job functions and activities are performed efficiently and effectively in order to support the rapid integration of acquisitions and facilitate divestitures, and reorganizations.

  • Provides customer support and resolution to issues by metrics monitoring and quality audits in order to assure quality of product to the customer.

  • Working knowledge of IC reconciliations, Hold resolutions, CRR reviews, Vendor reconciliationss

  • Adhering and ensuring smooth month end close

Governance:

Focus on internal controls especially to SOX, statutory requirements – local as well as US GAAP, company’s accounting policies

Work on remediation of gaps identified as part of various audits – Internal, External, SOX, Peer Review

Define process/strengthen processes to ensure better and strengthen controls in AP processes

Continuous Improvement

Drives continuous improvement in the team by proactively identifying areas of process simplification, improvement and automation through Lean tools like Six Sigma, BPI, Kaizens, VSM etc.

Ad-hoc Activities:

  • Participates on project enhancements as process knowledge expert.

  • Prepares monthly metrics reporting for both senior management and the process team in order to identify areas where progress is being made or opportunities for improvement.

  • Participates in the selection process of hiring candidates

  • Works with the Process Leader in strategy deployment and also, sharing ideas for strategy development

  • Other activities assigned by supervisor or special requirements for management or company

  • Know and comply with Eaton policies: Global Ethics, Values and Philosophy, Management Environmental Safety and Security and Health (MESH).

Qualifications

  • Experienced Manager of People (5-8 years) is essential, preferably a CA/MBA/ICWA

  • Must have relevant experience of at least 5 to 8 years’ experience in AP (P to P) is essential.

  • Must have handled a team of minimum 8 + FTE’s

  • Knowledge of ERP required - Oracle, SAP, MFGPRo

  • Process knowledge of PTP cycle

  • Knowledge of SOX/ US GAAP/ India regulatory/Internal control

  • Effective communication with ability to build successful teams

  • Excellent written/oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated process improvement and project leadership skills

  • Ability to independently achieve consensus and bring forward new ideas to remove barriers

  • Proactive work style

  • Ability to work under pressure and balance many assignement at one time

  • Proven Record of delivery of process improvements.

  • Ability to own a project and bring it to a logical and successful completion

  • Change Management Experience is preferred

  • Core knowledge of AP- Purchase to Pay Cycle

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills. Must be able to analyze data, identify problem areas, make improvement recommendations, and implement approved recommendations.

  • Customer focused with an attitude and ability to define and meet customer expectations.

  • Proven experience with Microsoft Office Suite or similar.

  • SAP/Oracle Financial or equivalent Financial Systems experience.

  • Some knowledge of lean tools such as 8-D analysis, Pareto Charts, and Business Process Improvements (BPI).

  • Demonstrates strong skills on following competencies: Dealing with Ambiguity, Customer Focus, Functional/Technical Skills, Integrity and Trust, Intellectual Horsepower, Managerial Courage, Organizational Agility, Drive for Results.

Position Criteria:

• Sound MS Office skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word) required

• Good Accounting knowledge

• Strong customer service orientation

• Structured approach to problem solving and issue resolution

• Ability to apply accounting system expertise to troubleshoot financial system problems, resolve customer issues and implement new solutions.

• Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.

• Ability to consistently meet deadlines.

• Highly motivated self-starter who can work well in a team environment or independently.

• Adaptable to change.

• Demonstrates strong skills on following competencies: Dealing with Ambiguity, Customer Focus, Functional/Technical Skills, Integrity and Trust, Intellectual Horsepower, Managerial Courage, Organizational Agility, Drive for Results.

Preferred Criteria:

  • • This role will require the candidate to work in shifts Night Shift (18:30 to 03:00 AM (following morning) or 12:30 to 21:30 depending on the region assignned

  • This role requires an individual to be able to adapt to change in an ever changing environment and manage a staff to those changes.

  • Supplier of resourcing to other areas of the organization which requires continuous cross-training efforts of staff; managing becomes a challenge to cover work-load and met metrics.

  • Managing multi-lingual and multi-cultural staff to be able to support our global customer’s expectations for Invoice Processing.

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Yes! Because you are the one we are looking for, we hope to hear from you now!

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We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Finance/Accounting

Region: Asia Pacific

Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No

Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only

Travel: No

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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