Finance Manager AP - Temporary (MR-33952498)

Location: Amstelveen, North Holland, Netherlands
Salary: €6000 - €7000 per month + competitive
Sectors: Finance
Job Type: Contract
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Do you want to be part of a hard working and social team where you will have the opportunity to support the team during a transition? Are you an experienced Finance Manager and are you looking for an opportunity where you can be of added value for a company and team?

Manager Finance Accounts Payable

Location: Amstelveen
Start: October 2022
Contract: Full-time (40h) / Minimum of four months contract. Extension is possible.

About the organisation
The company is a multinational and well known in the retail industry. They have an international footprint, but are also still rapidly expanding in EMEA region. Due to this there is a strong entrepreneurial mentality requiring you to keep up pace in a fast changing organisation. You are not afraid to reach out of your comfort zone, and you get energy from communicating with different stakeholders throughout the organisation.

About the opportunity
The organisation is currently looking for someone to join them on a temporary basis as Manager Finance AP. The interim Accounts Payable Manager is responsible for working with internal customers, captive and BPO stakeholders, to maintain existing projects, track progress against work schedules, keep plans up to date and publish results with management. As the Manager Accounts Payable you will work closely with other Accounts Payable team members in East Aurora, Amstelveen, and Penang offices, as well as India and Malaysia BPO sites. In total, you will be responsible for a team of 10.

This role requires someone who can thrive in a fast-paced, high-performing environment, where creativity, collaboration, and strategic thinking are the norm. Old or current colleagues will describe you as a strong problem solver, results focused, detail oriented, and process disciplined so that there are no disruptions in daily deliverables or data integrity errors in the liability reporting.

The role will offer an opportunity to:

  • Engage with and strengthen relationships with stakeholders at all levels;
  • Provide direct input into the MGSS roadmap, including the intended execution timelines;
  • Be part of a team that launches new technologies that will automate and standardize our global; processes, helping us meet our corporate objectives;
  • Identify other key areas of improvement within the organization to drive additional efficiencies.

Purpose of Position & Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage the daily payables functions across regions, including but not limited to: daily invoice processing, metric reviews, cash forecasting and critical month end close activities;
  • Direct activities of both internal Mattel teams and 3rd party BPO provider;
  • Oversight of EMEA vendor master management, invoice processing, and payment processing;
  • Responsible for SOX control environment;
  • Manage AP aging- work with Treasury team to meet cashflow metrics;
  • Provide direction, coaching, and formal feedback to team members;
  • Keep existing projects on track and on budget;
  • Meet periodically with the global tower lead to provide download of activities, status of projects and/or any activities that may pose a threat to keeping project timelines;
  • Provide project support to test new system applications;

For a successful application, our client is asking for a qualification or experience in;

  • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred (business administration, accounting, or relate analytical field);
  • Experience working in Shared Services organization including BPO and/ or regional captive centres;
  • Experience managing multiple small to mid-size projects from project definition through program governance, monitoring and close out;
  • Ability to gain and maintain the trust and support of all levels of leadership and team members;
  • Strong client relationship and team building skills;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Possesses excellent demonstrated customer interaction, collaboration, negotiation and written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite;
  • Knowledge of Financial and Workflow Systems (Oracle, Coupa, KissFlow, Blackline);
  • Experience in Procure to Pay, including vendor onboarding & maintenance, invoicing and payment activities for both 3rd Party and Intercompany billings;
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people and skill sets.

Why should you apply?
You will have the opportunity to work in a multinational that will provide you with experiences that are beneficial for the rest of your career. Furthermore, you will be part of a talented team of individuals, in a flat-organisational structure where contact lines with management are short and you are given considerable responsibilities.

In return you will receive a;

  • Minimum of 4 months contract provided by JP Gray with the possibility of an extension.
  • EUR 6000.00 - 7000.00 gross per month excl. the holiday allowance;
  • The flexibility to work from home (standard);
  • A full time (40hrs) employment with flexible working hours. Usually everybody starts their weekend on Fridays at 1pm. A 32hr work week can be discussed as well.
  • Travel allowance (when applicable);
  • 25 holidays;
  • Pension scheme from day 1.

If you are interested in this role we look forward to receiving your application. You can send your cv and motivation to Jeanine Tukker, j.tukker(a) We will do our best to respond within 5 working days, on the off chance they we do not manage, we regret to inform we have continued with other candidates.

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