Accounts Payable Team Lead

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Job Description

Job Description


The Accounts Payable Team Lead is the subject matter expert for specific invoice types. They will manage a small team of AP processing staff, who will support them in timely and accurate booking of invoices and completion of supplier recs. 
The role will also require the candidate to oversee supplier communication and ensure the highest quality of customer experience on day-to-day matters.


  • Manage a small AP team to ensure operational excellence in delivery of day to day AP activities. Specific focus on supporting the productivity of AP processing team and competition of accurate and timely supplier recs. 
  • Support AP accounting processes, ensuring books are up-to date and show accurate position. Month closing, including submission of all key schedules and vendor reconciliations must be done as per agreed time lines
  • Act as the subject matter expert on the specific invoice area and recommend process improvement and change targeted to creating efficiency 
  • Escalation point for low/medium level queries, with a focus on providing an excellent customer experience. 
  • Support training and development needs for AP processors, with focus on day to day operating activities. 
  • Alignment to wider AP team objectives and KPI’s e.g. paying suppliers on time
  • Support timely delivery of ad-hoc reporting/MIS types requests

Education & Experience

  • Finance related Bachelor’s Degree as a minimum / Finance qualification preferable 
  • Minimum of 4+ Years of related experience required
  • SAP ERP experience
  • Supervisory experience, attention to detail, communication skills and stakeholder management 

About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, was formed in 2003 and quickly went on to become one of the world’s leading airlines. From its home in Abu Dhabi, Etihad flies to passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Together with Etihad’s codeshare partners, Etihad’s network offers access to hundreds of international destinations. In recent years, Etihad has received numerous awards for its superior service and products, cargo offering, loyalty programme and more. Etihad is recognised as one of the world’s leading airlines in response to COVID-19 and was the first airline in the world to fully vaccinate its crew on board.

Etihad sees tackling the climate crisis as the most important issue of our time, and through strategic partnerships with major global aviation brands and OEMs, Etihad is relentless in its pursuit of industry decarbonisation.

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