Job ID: 2018-12300
Career Level: management
Location: Salt Lake City,Utah,United States
BARD has now joined BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We lead in patient and healthcare worker safety, and technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. Our innovative solutions help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures, optimize respiratory care and support the management of diabetes.
The Finance Shared Services Center (SSC) for the Americas Region is comprised of a high performing team responsible for the timely delivery of standardized financial processes on behalf of Bard Finance and their business partners within the Commercial and Manufacturing operations. This group performs certain accounts payable, general accounting, and budgeting and forecasting, and other related activities from the regionally centralized location in Salt Lake City.
Under the leadership of the NA Accounts Payable Leader, this role is responsible for supporting senior leadership in the training, deployment, and execution of Accounts Payable activities inclusive of vendor maintenance updates, invoice processing, payments processing, and key vendor support activities for the North America and Latin America regions. The objective of this role is to support the Accounts Payable team to partner with the Bard Finance organization in North America and Latin America as well as other areas of Bard to ensure that business objectives are sufficiently met and high internal customer service levels are achieved.
Essential job Functions:
Oversee and manage a team of 8-10 AP Analysts and collaborate with other AP supervisors as necessary
Ownership of the technical aspects of the Accounts Payable function, responsible for business processes and continuous improvement in support of the function
Full operational responsibility for the Accounts Payable month end close processes including reporting, issue resolution, reconciliations, and metrics
Establish a robust / comprehensive training strategy for new team members
Ensure smooth migrations of Accounts Payable operations from disparate Bard locations to the Finance Shared Service Center
Develop processes and procedures that ensure full compliance to governmental reporting requirements (1099, etc.)
Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) regarding Purchasing policies and practices at Bard
Understanding the functionality, interfaces and interdependencies of Bard's financial processes and systems, and ensuring the existence of adequate internal controls where required
Maintain complete and accurate standard operating procedures and SOX related internal control documentation where required
Support the Internal and External audits and SOX compliance initiatives as necessary
Demonstrated project management skills, with experience in reengineering financial processes including implementation of financial systems and building training materials
Demonstrated subject matter expertise ability to become the SME and resolve errors and issues in a timely and effective fashion (win win)
Must be able to take on specialized / sensitive projects and meet deadlines
Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills
Solid understanding of accounting and finance principles
Demonstrated success in setting and meeting personal and organizational goals, including motivating organization to obtain goals
Associates Degree in Accounting or Finance
Minimum of 5 years of Accounts Payable / Invoicing experience
Demonstrated commitment to education and professional development
Strong organizational skills required to coordinate and manage multiple cross divisional work process and projects
Strong written and verbal skills enabling effective communication with all levels of management
Ability to operate independently and remain focused through change or uncertainty, and capable of handling multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
Ability to analytically review and challenge statutory financial statements to ensure completeness, accuracy, adherence to accounting standards etc.
Willingness to travel for meetings and projects
Proficiency in PC skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required
JDE (or other ERP) + HFM experience an advantage
Fluency in English, and familiarity with Spanish desired
Experience with OCR / Imaging solutions desired
This position is in an office and environment and requires the incumbent to sit, stand and perform general office functions. The incumbent may also be required to lift up to twenty five pounds occasionally. The incumbent may be required to stand for extended periods of time. Bending, stooping and reaching are also frequently required.
The ideal candidate must be able to work in a team oriented, fast paced environment. Bard Access Systems is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.
BD (Becton, Dickinson And Company)