Imerys is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life through minerals. Our success is built on our people, and creating an environment where our 17,800 employees around the globe can thrive.
We passionately believe that our teams are at their best when they have the opportunity to learn, collaborate and find new ways to solve our customers’ challenges, no matter what part of the business they are in.
We can offer you a variety of work and real opportunities to make an impact and be part of our evolution.
If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at
IMERYS Shared Services Center Europe
Shared Services is the organization that provides non-core, but mission critical , services to the business, employing a specialist and diverse team, geographically unconstrained, and customer focused.
The Imerys Shared Services Center is located in Athens serving 14 European countries. The Center manages transactional accounting like, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables and General Ledger.
The set up enables people to grow professionally by collaborating with peers across Europe, taking over complex roles and becoming the owners of certain processes.
This setup supports ambitious people to boost their career, since the structure of the organization centralizes plenty of roles, and thus provides frequent opportunities for internal moves and new challenges
We currently seek to recruit an Accounts Payable Team Lead with good English Language Skills
Purpose of the Role
Responsible for providing Procure-to-Pay services (Accounts Payable and Travel & Expense) for countries across the business.
Leading a large team through the Procure-to-Pay processes, including supporting the roll-out of Shared Services and any technology solutions from a Procure-to-Pay perspective and championing and being actively involved in other Procure-to-Pay process improvement initiatives
Business / Financial
Reviewing systems, processes and controls to ensure optimum efficiency and security is maintained
Ensure Purchase Ledger monthly and year-end closing procedures are completed efficiently, accurately and timely
Ensure compliance with accounting principles, standards and SLAs
Ensuring Service Level Agreements and KPI’s are managed and adhered to
Develop Purchase Ledger best practice processes, service measures, targets, goals and strategies
Ensuring that all relevant tax and statutory legislation is adhered to
Assume responsibility for the quality, service levels and timeliness of the team’s work
Responsible for the output of, and quality of services provided by the SSC AP and T&E team to key customers (who include Customers, Suppliers, Employees, Senior Management, Regulatory Bodies, etc.)
Lead, plan and organize the team’s work
Coach and motivate the team to maximize performance
Encourage team development and drive the succession plan to ensure a continuous pipeline of talents within the shared service center
Bachelors in Accounting, Finance or Business, CPA or MBA
Fluent English speaker (C1 / C2)
Minimum 3 yrs similar job experience as a Lead / Supervisor
Experience of working within a culturally diverse global company
Experience in multinational companies and / or in a SSC environment would be a key asset
Professional certifications in Accounting or ACA or ACCA would be considered a plus
Conversational French would be a plus
Soft skills and abilities
Strong Influencing Skills
Excellent communication & Interpersonal skills
Strong leadership skills
Time management and organizational skills