New job Global Process Owner – Purchase to Pay in Tamil Nadu

Global Process Owner – Purchase to Pay

Company : Williams Leatag
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Tamil Nadu

Full Description


Williams Lea is the leading global provider of skilled, technology-enabled, business-critical support services, enabling clients to maximise fee earning potential and improve critical workflow. Long-term trusted relationships with blue-chip clients across investment banks, law firms and professional services firms. These relationships foster cross-selling opportunities and business expansion through up-selling of value added services. Williams Lea employees provide services at client sites, from centralized Williams Lea on shore facilities, and through low cost company offshore locations. Global revenue is in the area of $400M annually. Williams Lea is owned by Advent International, one of the largest global private equity investors. The business was acquired in December 2017 as part of Williams Lea Tag. Williams Lea is now being carved out as a separate business, requiring the establishment of stand-alone Finance and other functional overhead organizations.

Number of reports:

  • No direct reports
  • Matrix management across Controlling, Business Partnering and Expertise functions
  • Account management of the PTP Tower within WLT’s outsourced BPO provider

Role purpose:

The Financial Control (FC) team is key to developing and maintaining a strong robust controlling function, led by a Controllers Network where each GPO is fully engaged with the Regional Controllers to ensure the accuracy, timeliness, compliance and completeness of the financial and management accounts reported to key stakeholders and the Board of Directors.

The GPO role fulfils a strategic and tactical capability to ensure the accounting systems, processes and integrations are robust and controlled to underpin the technical accuracy and completeness of accounting within the ERP system globally.


  • Accountable for the end-2-end PTP process map (including the integrations catalogue) and will collaborate with the Regional Controllers to implement these, monitor process compliance and identify opportunities for optimization and continuous improvement
  • Accountable for the performance management of Accenture’s BPS Run service for the PTP tower and collaborate with Group to ensure the overall BPS contract and performance is aligned to SLA and continuous improvement targets
  • Active participation and leadership for PTP within the Controllers Network governance forums
  • Partner to align/define the process improvement roadmap/agenda/timelines and collaborate on delivery of initiatives to ensure they are effectively embedded into ‘run’ operation
  • Accountable for the end-2-end process design, operation and compliance across BPS Run Service and the Regional Controllers
  • Accountable for the performance management of the BPS tower against SLAs and KPIs and gatekeeper for managing increases/decreases of operational/transactional scope for BPS Towers and commercial/contractual implications
  • Accountable for the touchpoints and integrations between the PTP Tower and MDM (Master Data Management) team
  • Collaborate with other Finance teams (e.g. Business Partnering, Treasury, Tax) to align on touchpoints to factor into requirements for change initiatives process roadmap
  • Responsible for good Stakeholder engagement/management & communication cadence across Finance and affected business functions
  • Joint accountability with GPO – OTC (Order to Cash) for Receivables Financing management and payment prioritisations co-ordinating with the Regional Controllers
  • Accountable for PTP process related approvals (e.g. PAP spend requests, indirect supplier setup, supplier payments, changes to the global financial authority matrix etc)
  • Responsible for monitoring compliance to the global financial authority matrix both within the ERP and across the business

Person specification:

  • Experienced Finance professional, with a strong grasp of finance concepts across controlling and reporting functions with relevant accounting qualifications
  • Proven experience in a Global Process Ownership role within a in large multinational company with regional level, group functions and outsourced BPO service
  • Demonstrable understanding of end-2-end transactional accounting and a strong grasp on PTP processes, indirect Procurement and Accounts Payable concepts, metrics, design and roadmaps
  • Experience of process development and improvement methodologies is preferred (e.g. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills appropriate for engaging and influencing diverse range of audiences and stakeholders
  • Strong business process modelling and management skills (preferably BPMN; Lean)
  • Structured analysis and modelling skills: including business process and entity modelling
  • Effective influencing and decision-making skills, showing clear leadership when it comes to driving out the definition of a problem and its solution
  • Actively manages own development and skills, with a clear awareness of own strengths and opportunities for growth
  • Proven ability to manage within a matrixed environment and motivate and mentor others
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines in a fast past and dynamic environment
  • Proficiency in working in an ERP environment

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