Supervisor Accounts Payable

Ref#: 16440

Function: Finance

Location: Canada, ON, Waterloo

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As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 

The opportunity:

The Global Source to Pay team helps maximize value from OpenText’s vendor relationships and ensures our business unit stakeholders have the goods and services they need to succeed.

Reporting to the Manager - Accounts Payable, this position leads a team that processes payables transactions, enforces policies and internal controls, drives organizational change management related to the Source to Pay transformation, provides support for end-users in addition to managing vendor relationships and interactions. The Supervisor will work closely with internal stakeholders within the business units, Sourcing & Procurement and other finance/admin functions to ensure a seamless Source to Pay business process

You are great at:

• Managing and mentoring a team of Accounts Payable Analysts and or Specialists performing transactional activities as well as driving process improvements
• Developing and retaining talent in addition to ensuring team engagement and accountability
• Managing end-to-end Payables transactions (Invoices, Expense Claims, Payment Requisitions, Global Payments) and ensure transactional alignment with policies and internal guidelines
• Leading Change Management activities related to process transformation and ongoing process changes in the Source to Pay domain
• Providing end-user support to business stakeholders regarding the source-to-pay process, policy, system and transactions – ensuring excellent customer service and Service Level Agreement compliance
• Building and managing relationships with vendors, coordinating any transactional correspondence for payables in addition to addressing any payment related issues
• Managing transition of vendor information and open payables related to any acquisitions and mergers
• Mitigating business risks by enforcing internal controls and supporting internal and external audits related to the Source to Pay business process as appropriate
• Facilitating a seamless Procure to Pay process for all stakeholders by collaborating with other Finance/Admin teams such as Sourcing and Procurement, Tax, Accounting, Finance Planning and Analysis, Finance Systems and IT
• Improving process efficiency and effectiveness by driving business process improvements within the function aligned with department and organizational objectives
• Participating in system change related activities such as requirements gathering, solution validation, acceptance testing and user support
• Participating in governance and maintenance of master data pertaining to the Source to Pay business process

What it takes:

• College Diploma Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent
• Minimum 5 years of experience in an Accounting Finance function, preferably Accounts Payable or Procurement
• Knowledge and Understanding of Corporate Financial Accounting
• Understanding of the Source to Pay and Procure to Pay business process is an asset
• Strong writing, communications, interpersonal, and customer service skills. Ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience
• Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
• Organized individual with an ability to prioritize multiple activities in a fast paced and changing environment
• Highly motivated, participative team player with the ability to perform in a results-oriented, and time-sensitive environment
• Strong problem solving skills
• Attention to Detail
• Quick learner. Familiarity with ERP environment especially SAP is an asset
• Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement

At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of sex, national origin, disability or race. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email

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