Director Accounts Payable Shared Services

Christus Health in Irving, TX

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Description The Director of Accounts Payable-Shared Services is a system level position responsible for managing and leading full cycle Accounts Payable operations to ensure processes adhere to regulatory compliance requirements and maintains/enforces defined organizational standards while upholding service levels that complement our ability to meet stated financial obligations. This position not only provides guidance, direction and leadership to the accounts payable team; it also collaborates heavily with Regional Leadership Teams, Accounting, Finance and Treasury Teams, Information Management Teams regarding AP Systems and Support as well as with the Procurement and Materials Management partners to identify and implement continuous improvement strategies. This position also leads both external and internal audit review cycles. This position supports responsibilities for all related CHRISTUS Health entities. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee existing full cycle AP operations and manage daily activities for successful execution of strategies that offer automation, strengthen internal controls, and build process efficiencies where needed to satisfy industry best practices and recommendations. Engage as the Subject Matter Expert for Accounts Payable initiatives seeking comprehensive solutions that offer long-term sustainable improvement opportunities as well as maximize resources. Develop and monitor reporting metrics to support accounts payable actively benchmarking while ensuring that each aligns with industry expectations and produces desired results. Develop, maintain and enforce policies and procedures, standards of operations, and desk procedures that set clear expectations and produce consistent results for both internal and external users. Routinely evaluate and monitor staffing levels and collaborate with HR on recruitment and vetting of potential candidates for any new or changing roles as needed. Must possess the ability to delegate responsibly and hold team members accountable Must possess the ability to train, motivate and supervise staff both in-house as well as remotely Proven experience planning and/or participating in business systems and solutions implementations/conversions/upgrades/integrations required Lead annual compliance and financial audit review cycles coordinating with audit team members, providing the necessary supporting documentation, and responding to inquiries as required. Manage annual 1099 Compliance Reporting effort to ensure regulatory standards are upheld as well as coordinate with Tax Leadership team as needed on any IRS correspondence received until full resolutions is gained. Requirements B.S. in Accounting/Finance or related field Minimum of 15+ years of Accounting experience required, including a minimum of 10 years managing complex, automated, high volume accounts payable functions Prior experience leading and managing a large team within a complex environment Demonstrated ability to optimize processes, implement change and manage associated risk in AP environment required Continuous improvement and demonstrated end to end process management skills required High energy, passionate for excellence, ability to delegate responsibly, monitor results and manage in a fast paced complex business environment Advanced knowledge of Accounts Payable procedures in both a manual and automated environment Knowledge of fundamental accounting principles, procedures, and applications for audit compliance, experience with both internal and external audits is required Familiarity with acquisition integration accounting a plus Energy and stamina to lead and transform an organization with constant rapid change Possess personal and professional integrity with a collaborative work style Accounts Payable Manager Certification Preferred CPA is a plus

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