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Accounts Payable (Global) Team Lead

Company: Catapult
Location: Boston
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Our mission is to improve the performance of athletes and teams, which we do by engineering the premier technology platform for sport. We've been at the forefront of sports technology and science since 2006 - we don't just work in the sporting industry, we are actively changing its future. Our solutions are designed to help athletes and coaches "play smart" in a world where 1% can literally mean the difference between winning and losing.

We work with over 3,000 teams around the world, empowering coaches, managers and trainers in premier teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, EPL, AFL, NRL, NCAA and more. We provide the information they need to optimise athletes' health, game-day readiness, and performance, as well as in-game tactics. Our solutions include wearable technology, video analytics, and athlete monitoring solutions, and we are passionate about helping sports organizations at all levels to better scout, recruit, teach, and win.


We are looking for a full-time Team Lead - Accounts Payable to join our Finance team, supporting our global business. Based in Boston, you will efficiently manage all activities associated with the payment cycle whilst providing a quality service to suppliers and internal business units. Your ability to communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders will be required in this role.

You will ensure timely and accurate processing of all invoices received for payment and undertake the payment of all creditors in a timely manner. This includes approving invoices according to the various levels of delegated authority, and correct coding for posting in the financial ledger. This will require you to manage priorities with minimal direction whilst adopting a corporate approach towards continuous improvement of the accounts payable function to deliver outcomes as a high performing team.


Manage the Global Accounts Payable team and supervise junior members of the team, providing leadership and mentorship
Review the global end to end AP processes (including the three way match between purchase order, goods receipt and supplier invoice) to ensure processes are efficient, scalable and best practice
Assist Finance management with AP process improvement initiatives and projects
Responsible for the AP close each month, as part of Accounting close procedures
Responsible for the set-up of new supplier records, verification of supplier bank details and the regular supplier payment batches, including the secure loading of payments to the bank
Responsible for processing and paying employee expenses, including the audit of expense reports in accordance with guidelines
Collaborate with internal departments and business managers to facilitate investigation and resolution of Accounts Payable issues, including conducting systematic matches, verifying supplier invoices and resolving discrepancies with purchase orders
Maintain strong, effective working relationship with suppliers


Minimum 10 years experience of the end to end AP process, including a minimum of 5 years as a Team Lead
Strong analytical, organizational, mathematic skills, and a high level of attention to detail
Must be able to work in a fast paced, high volume environment and be able to meet deadlines in a timely manner by prioritizing tasks
Familiar with AP processes in multiple countries including the US, the UK, Ireland, Australia and China
Excel and Microsoft Office proficiency required; intermediate to advanced skills ideal
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Experience with global taxes (Sales Tax, VAT, GST)
Experience with Netsuite or other large ERP system preferred


We have amazing people. We can promise you will work with some of the most ambitious and intelligent people in an exciting industry, and you will do some of the best work of your life.
We encourage our people to have constructive, open and honest communication in order to make Catapult extraordinary; innovate and create smart solutions; establish a collaborative, yet challenging, environment to develop our performance and the performance of our customers.
Our workforce spans more than 20 countries, you'll have the opportunity to work across multiple nationalities and cultures, and build your global awareness and capability
We value improvement and development. We are challenging ourselves to continuously grow and become a high-performance company. That means we maintain a growth mindset in everything we do, and our people are always looking for ways to do things better. There is unlimited opportunity to grow, do more, and do better.

Whether you're interested in sports or not, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing your work is supporting some of the most successful teams and athletes on the planet!

Research shows that while men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalised groups tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in our job ad, please still get in touch! We would love to have a chat and see if you could be a great addition to our team. We are building the future of sports performance, our priority is to find the brightest talent that can add to our team culture, those who actively contribute and who are excited about what they do.

Keywords: Catapult, Boston , Accounts Payable (Global) Team Lead, Accounting, Auditing , Boston, Massachusetts

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