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Accounts Payable Team Leader


Company Overview:

Novanta Inc. is a leading global supplier of core technology solutions that give advanced industrial and healthcare OEMs a competitive advantage. We combine deep expertise at the intersection of photonics and motion with a proven ability to solve complex technical challenges. This enables Novanta to engineer core components and sub-systems that deliver extreme precision and performance, tailored to our customers’ demanding applications. We deliver highly engineered photonics, vision and precision motion solutions to customers around the world. The driving force behind our growth is our team of innovative professionals who share a commitment to innovation and customer success.

Job Summary:

The AP Team Leader is a dynamic position managing the Shared Services Account Payables team for multiple European Novanta companies. This position ensures compliance with SOX and other internal policies requirements within the Account Payable function, implements best practices across the Accounts Payable team and is go-to person for the Accounts Payable accountants in terms of complex transactions and issues. In addition, this role will also be supporting the transition of Accounts Payable processing from various European sites to Brno.

This position will report to the Shared Service Center Accounting Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Resolve complex issues with transactions processing (go-to person for the Accounts Paybale Accountants)
  • Resolve technical issues affecting Accounts Payable in cooperation with IT
  • Investigate root causes of existing issues, design and implement process improvements to mitigate those
  • Detailed understanding of functionality of each ERP/Platform used by the Accounts Paybale team
  • Mitigate knowledge/skill gaps of the Accounts Paybale team
  • Best practices implementation across the Accounts Payable team
  • Drive process improvement initatives
  • Follow corporate accounting policies, including adhering to SOX controls
  • Supervise and ensure timely processing of Accounts Payable transactions
  • Provide guidance to the Accounts Payable team regarding legal requirements especially VAT and internal compliance of invoices
  • Ability to perform the Accounts Payable Accountant daily duties in case it is needed to overcome a peak
  • Participation in invoice payment process
  • Participation in closing activities (subledgers closing, reconciliations, accruals), cooperation with GL
  • Participation in special projects

Required Experience, Education, Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills in English
  • German is a plus
  • SAP and/or Oracle ERP experience
  • Ability to travel
  • Drive to get things done
  • Ability to find solutions, not only causes
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and works well under pressure
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others in other countries
  • Strong personal and professional ethical values; impeccable integrity
  • 2 – 3 years Accounts Payable accounting experience in a Shared Services environment for a multinational company
  • 1 – 2 years in Accounts Payable Team Leader role

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