Accounts Payable Manager – Full Time – Galway

  • Contract
  • Galway
  • Country: Republic of Ireland
  • Address Region: Galway County


Accounts Payable Manager

Our client, a leading company in the development and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products, is recruiting for an Accounts Payable Manager. This role is based in Galway and is a contract with view to permanency.

This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic team within the company’s Finance function.This role is commutable from Clare and Tipperary also.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead a team of three Accounts Payable resources and ensure they meet their performance goals
Manage the AP processes to ensure that they are completed on a timely basis
Ensure all purchase invoices and credit notes are processed appropriately using the correct channels to route/process invoices
Ensure all stock invoices are matched correctly to GRN’s
Ensure all non-stock invoices have an appropriately approved purchase order generated
Ensure creditor reconciliations are completed on a timely basis and that reconciling items are resolved timeously
Review the controls in place and make recommendations to enhance the internal controls to prevent unauthorised/inappropriate transactions being captured
Coordinate with back-office functions being performed by other group companies, ensuring the correct procedures are being followed
Produce monthly KPI reports showing processing volumes by person, backlog by company and developing trend analysis
Streamline the payment process to minimise the number of payment runs being processed on a daily/weekly/monthly basis
Work cross-functionally with other finance colleagues to streamline the Procure to Pay process
Ensure there is no manual circumvention of controls, that the Delegation of Authority is followed and that any instances of non-compliance are investigated and loopholes closed off
Provide training and constant feedback to other business users as to the correct procedures to be followed for invoices to be processed
Actively identify opportunities to streamline the workflow process and reduce the administrative burden

Education and Experience Required:

Relevant 3rd level qualification
Degree qualified (preferable but not essential)
At least five (5+) years + experience in a similar role, ideally pharmaceutical/healthcare multi-currency, multi-company experience would be an advantage
Excellent written and communication skills
Strong computer skills in MS Office


Organisational skills, personal efficiency, time management skills and the ability to prioritise competing demands are key communication skills
Ability to lead and motivate a team and manage diverse personalities and viewpoints
Ability to build relationships and collaborate with others is vital
Strategic decision-making within the business as an influencer
Being able to understand company finances, resourcing and ultimate aims of the business is important role-modelling
Demonstrate and lead on the values, initiatives and culture of an organisation
A strong working knowledge of best practice processes, change management implementation, coaching and mentoring
Demonstrated ability in prioritising key initiatives, driving growth and setting targets and KPIs to monitor the performance
Positive and proactive person who is energised by having great responsibility
Practical, action-orientated approach to managing priorities and teams

For further information on this AP Manager role in Galway please contact Helga Reeves on (phone number removed)

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Job Type: Contract

Location: Galway

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