Job Details

Team Lead, Accounts Payable


Date Opened: 01/04/2023

Job Type:

Job Number: 220003OG

Job Description

Company Description

Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) is coming to India! We are in the process of setting up an integrated Global In-House Center, (GIC), in Bangalore to build a corporate team who will play an important role as HBC executes its strategic plan. This center will house several hundred highly talented individuals in the first two years and the office has potential to expand as the business grows. We will begin to build our team in Bangalore focused on Information Technology, Information Security, Finance and Accounting, in addition to Merchandising Operations and may then scale the operations to build capabilities in various other functions.


Hudson's Bay Company is one of the fastest-growing department store retailers in the world. In North America, Our leading businesses banners across North America and Europe include Hudson's Bay, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Saks OFF 5TH. At HBC we are a company of adventurers who explore uncharted territory, challenge convention, and work with imagination and fun.

Major Responsibilities

The Team Lead – Accounts Payable is responsible for all aspects of service delivery by the SFA team in support of the company’s processes. This role must demonstrate a high degree of customer orientation to meet the needs of internal “customers / business partners”. This individual will be responsible for the effective management of the team and will provide oversight over the Expense AP, Uploads, Master Database management, Imports, Licensee, Corporate Card & Travel 

Primary Role responsibilities include:
•    Manage resources to support Account Payables activities including:
•    Expense AP & Upload
•    Vendor Control
•    Imports & Licensee
•    Corporate Card & Travel

Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to enable the GCC to succeed as well as build the employer brand in the community

Plan work assignments, evaluate work performed, and provide direction and decisions in handling procedural and technical problems. Monitor work outcomes and provide metric data for management

Research discrepancies of financial information and/or documentation (e.g., purchase orders,  vendors, invoices, etc.) for ensuring accuracy and adherence to procedures prior to processing

Ensure adherence to policies, internal control / audit requirements, and service standards

Reviews and maintains process documentation

Research, analyze, and resolve payment and vendor issues

Trains, coaches, mentors and directs the work of direct reports

Consistent KPI reporting and enhance business insights – Consolidated dashboard implementation

Support on-time go-live for global systems implementations and special projects

Support effort in building a high performing team and implement strategies to retain talent


Job Qualifications


Personal Characteristics

Proactive self-starter with a dynamic and resilient nature able to work and lead in a fast-paced environment. Proven ability in driving tightly controlled operation metrics with strong planning and problem-solving skills.
He/she will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to engage with stakeholders across the business and provide critical input to business teams. This individual will have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities with strict adherence to deadlines and should be great a stakeholder management.

Professional Qualifications

•    Strong financial aptitude with minimum 8-10 years of work experience with MNCs/GCCs, with preference to Retail industry focused on Account Payable functions
•    Minimum 3 years supervisory / people management experience
•    Experience in Oracle ERP (Oracle Fusion Preferred) and Accounts Payable systems
•    Strong proficiency in Microsoft office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
•    Demonstrated expertise in design and implementation of financial processes and technology
•    Demonstrated success managing and directing multi-functional business units

Educational Credentials

B. Com (Mandatory) or MBA Finance (preferred)

Office Hours
•    This role will be expected to work a “North American” shift pattern, approximately 4PM – 2AM IST and needs to be flexible as per business requirement