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Requisition ID: R10085628
Category: Business Management
Location: Irving, TX, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history – from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman is looking for an Accounts Payable Director. This position will be located in Irving, TX and offer partial telework.
 

The Accounts Payable Director will lead the Financial Shared Services teams supporting the Northrop Grumman payables and cash management processes.  Accounts Payables teams located in Bloomington, MN and Irving, TX recently were aligned within a single organization and will be managed by the Accounts Payables Director.  Primary responsibilities include timely and accurate processing and payment of invoices, compliance with government rules and regulations, continuous improvement to maintain reliable, efficient, and cost-effective processes, and collaboration/coordination with businesses and functions.  This role requires significant experience and competency with successful system conversions and change management to support Northrop Grumman’s current transition from SAP ERP to S/4 HANA.

The Accounts Payable Director will report to the Financial Shared Services Director, will be highly visible to executive leadership, and will be a key player in establishing a best-in-class Financial Shared Services team at Northrop Grumman. 
 

Core Responsibilities:

Provide operational management and leadership for the Northrop Grumman Accounts Payable teams with approximately 85 staff and managers based in Bloomington, MN and Irving, TX.
Forge strong partnerships with business and functional leaders to understand key quality, regulatory, and service requirements.  Use these relationships to develop pathways for regular, timely, and effective communication with business partners.
Proactively champion and lead change management activities to ensure comprehensive adoption and acceptance of improvements, including engaging stakeholders and leaders, managing training and communications , governing implementation/stabilization, and performing post-implementation analysis.
Develop, maintain, and document actionable metrics and KPIs. Leverage these to understand opportunities for improvement and lead remediation efforts.
Own, monitor, and certify to the design, implementation, and operating effectiveness of payable and cash management-related SOX controls.
Support monthly financial close activities.
Guide employee development and education to ensure all in Accounts Payables remain current on relevant processes and procedures.
Empower and encourage employees to develop in their roles and their skill sets.
Ensure all payable and cash management-related policies and manuals, organizational operating instructions, and desktop procedures are maintained and appropriately followed.
Work with external financial auditors to support the annual audit and quarterly reviews.
Work with internal audit and SOX compliance teams to ensure effective controls, compliance and governance process and monitor progress, risks/issues, and barriers and create applicable mitigation strategies.
Take an active role in evolving the organization’s processes, methodologies and capabilities; drive continuous standardization of process, with the objective of improving payables and cash management and related accounting quality.
Lead by example and set the standard for professional behavior and excellent work habits that support a positive, inclusive, and progressive working environment.
Focus on talent development and building a strong team.
Provide regular feedback, including documented performance reviews.
 

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, or related field of study with 15+ years of relevant experience successfully leading Accounts Payables and Cash Management and related processes in large, complex, and rapidly changing organizations OR Master’s degree in Business, Accounting, or related field of study with 10+ years of relevant experience successfully leading Accounts Payables and Cash Management and related processes in large, complex, and rapidly changing organizations
Significant experience with ERPs including processes, upgrades, troubleshooting, conversions, and implementations.
Significant experience working with auditors and SOX compliance professionals.
Demonstrated strategic and critical thought leadership.
Excellent communications , writing, and presentation skills.
Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (including Excel, pivot tables, and analysis techniques)
Demonstrated experience in developing, leading, and executing comprehensive change management plans.
Record of collaborating across organizational boundaries to understand best practices, with demonstrated success in influencing without direct authority.
Ability to:
Support multiple priorities
Take the big picture and distill down to executable actions 
Partner and align with leaders cross-functionally on strategy
Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
Travel approximately 10% of the time.
 

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate degree in Business, Accounting, or related field of study.
Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant
High level technical understanding and professional work experience in a government contracting organization.
Operational experience with SAP, S/4, and Costpoint ERPs.
Vendor master file management.

Salary Range: $161,100 USD – $241,700 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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