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Job Title:  Manager, Accounts Payable


Ottawa, ON, CA

Other Location(s): 
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  84421
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 84421 
Business Function: Finance 
Primary City: Ottawa 
Province: Ontario 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Permanent 
Language Requirement: English Essential 

Employee Class and Level: CPMGA02 
Number of Vacancies: 1 
Job Closing Date : 04/14/2021

Job Description

The Manager, Accounts Payable leads a team of Accounts Payable professionals and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Accounts Payable function, including the management, internal control, integrity of systems, and compliance with corporate controls, policies, procedure and directives.

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Manager, Accounts Payable:


  • Directs the management of the Accounts Payable function to ensure compliance with corporate controls, policies, procedures and directives, as well as legislative requirements to ensure complete, accurate, reliable and timely financial data.


  • Responsible for the full cycle accounts payable process for approximately $3 Billion in annual vendor payments. This includes ensuring that all Accounts Payable services, systems and interfaces are efficient, accurate and transactions are processed on a timely basis; the preparation of various reports such as financial accruals and ensuring the timely and accurate submission of monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reporting and analysis; supplier statistical payment reporting and regular performance reporting and statistics for the Procurement to Pay operations; and vendor management.


  • Leads and manages the design and integration of new business processes or system changes affecting the Accounts Payable function.  As an SAP and systems module expert for Accounts Payable, identifies continuous improvement opportunities and collaborates to support and implement recommendations for process changes affecting various procurement-to-pay processes.


  • Leads and manages projects and initiatives for the Accounts Payable function directed towards process improvements.  This includes evaluating and updating processes and procedures; recommending and implementing improvements to gain efficiencies and enhance internal controls.


  • Ensures SAP access controls and processing thresholds for the staff are appropriate and that access to the Accounts Payable imaged documents and data is properly secured.
Job Responsibilities (continued)


  • Promotes the use and understanding of accounts payable policies, systems and procedures and ensures that reporting meets management needs by participating in inter-functional groups and by liaising with financial and other managers, directors and officers of the Corporation.


  • Works with the Procurement function to provide solutions to onboard large vendors or changes to existing payment processes. Liaises directly with internal and external stakeholders to resolve issues and complaints. Develops and maintains positive working relationships with vendors, CPC business units and service providers.


  • Develops a strong team through recruitment, coaching, goal setting, mentoring and establishing service standards.  Promotes and encourages career development and advancement through training and succession planning.


  • Plans for department and individual goals and objectives, and conducts annual performance reviews. Sets priorities for the Team and coordinates resources to ensure timely processing to meet all deadlines.


  • Completed post-secondary, preferably in business or a related field
  • Canadian Accounting designation (CPA) or equivalent
  • OR a combination of equivalent professional experience and training



  • 5 to 7 years of relevant functional experience (internal controls, financial practices and procedures in an ERP environment such as SAP)  
  • 2 or more years’ experience managing people
  • One or more years of experience in a unionized environment an asset


Other Candidate Requirements

  • Proficient computer skills and competent with Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent team building and leadership skills and experience
  • Sound organizational, analytical, judgement and decision-making skills with proven abilities in problem solving
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
Other Information
  • An eligibility list will be established following the competition for a twelve (12) month period.


Safety Sensitive Positions
This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position.

Employment Equity
Canada Post is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.


Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.


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Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Our Leadership Behaviours 
Decision Making – A champion of the organization who takes calculated risks and makes prudent, common sense decisions about current issues, future opportunities and resource requirements in a timely, well thought out manner that aligns with the corporation's best interests.
Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds him/herself and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things. 

Our Values
Canada Post’s corporate values reflect the principles, beliefs and aspirations that guide our behaviour and shape our culture.
Transformation – We will innovate and transform to win in the marketplace.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
Safety – We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders.

Job Segment: Accounts Payable, ERP, Procurement, SAP, CPA, Finance, Technology, Operations

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