Accounts Payable Transformation Lead
Newmarket , New Zealand
6d ago

Account Payable Transformation Lead x2

  • Do you thrive off challenge?
  • Is change your game?
  • Have a thirst for improvements and automation?
  • Do you want to be part of forming, shaping and becoming a World Class Accounts Payable Team?Then this is the perfect next role for you.
  • About the role

    Our Accounts Payable department is going through major change. We have some lofty goals we want to achieve. Automation, efficiency, process improvement, reporting / analytics, world class department, do any of these grab your attention?

    Reporting to the Accounts Payable Manager, the 2 x Accounts Payable Transformation Leads are newly created roles to provide a level of specialisation and a point of escalation to resolve issues and problems promptly and effectively.

    This is naturally a leadership role, without the accountability (although could be in time!) and is designed to release the Accounts Payable Manager to focus on team and project management activities.

    We have one role that will be 18mths fixed term and one permanent. This is because we envisage with all the amazing automation and efficiencies we'll drive, we'll only require one role permanently in the future.

    This application is for the 18 months, fixed term position.

    As trusted advisors and the go to people in the team, these roles will have a significant impact on and input into the Accounts Payable workflow, service levels, quality and turnaround times.

    How often can you pick and choose what you want to be involved in related to your expertise, interest and specialisation?

    Well this is that role.

    These roles have a significant part to play including critical contribution in project design, delivery and implementation of our many change projects.

    Some of our change projects are :

  • Amalgamation into one ERP system
  • Invoice process automation and enhancements
  • Bank account reconciliation automation
  • Implementing a credit card and expense management tool
  • Improving our purchase order system
  • Developing reporting and analytics to show how successful we are as a function
  • If any of these spark your excitement, and you know you can make a significant contribution to our achieving these by bringing your expertise, skills and enthusiasm, we're keen to hear from you.

    Every role has its challenges right!? Change at pace is one of those. Not only this but balancing the BAU with the projects is going to be critical.

    Naturally achieving the projects is going to mean less hands on the BAU so it's a win : win! We've set some high reaching goals so it's going to be about working collaboratively with the Accounts Payable Manager, and the rest of the team to make it happen.

    There is no getting bored around here, there is constant change and it's all about you embracing this and being that change agent in the business.

    These roles are a unique opportunity to step into a fascinating industry and to get to know the many complexities of the retirement sector.

    These roles are based in our Support Office in Newmarket and provides a development pathway to the Accounts Payable Manager role - so seize the opportunity.

    About you

    A change agent by nature, you're passionately curious and can think innovatively and implement change with speed. You'll have a strong understanding of the Accounts Payable process, ideally around the 5 years mark coupled with systems implementation, improvement and automation of Accounts Payable Systems.

    We use Greentree so previous experience is naturally an advantage, but if you've utilised other system(s) and can learn quickly - we'll invest in training you.

    Needless to say, being an excel guru up to the level of at least pivot tables etc is part of your toolkit.

    You'll be proactive by nature and a driver of continuous improvement. If you don't like change, this role isn't for you! Have we talked enough about change yet!! You'll be able to show us in your previous experience your ability to be an advocate for change and promote process improvement and business change projects.

    Your past experiences reflect your proactive, adaptable and resilience self. But equally able to crucially think and problem solve.

    There is stacks to do, so you'll relish high volume, multiple task management and multiple stakeholders asking you for information.

    This means your interpersonal skills across all levels is second to none, including clients and suppliers.

    You'll be able to show us your strength in solution focused initiatives, have the customer always front and centre and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

    About us

    We'd love you to join us and be a part of shaping our World Class Accounts Payable function. Right now, more than 5,500 people call Metlifecare home.

    With this number set to increase, so will the opportunity to be part of creating meaningful growth.

    Established in Auckland in 1984, Metlifecare has a proven track record of successfully owning and managing retirement villages in New Zealand.

    Metlifecare currently owns 25 villages in prime locations throughout the North Island of New Zealand, with most providing a full continuum of care.

    Our villages are designed with our residents' personal freedom and sense of security in mind, with living options ranging from independent villas and apartments through to serviced apartments, assisted and hospital level care.

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