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I2P Team Lead


San Jose, CA 95116
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The GFS SSC - San Jose Invoice-to-Pay Team Lead role is responsible for supervising and managing a team of 8 to 9 colleagues who support the North America market Invoice-to-Pay activities including T&E (Travel & Expense). This role supports senior leadership in the management of Invoice to Pay and Travel & Expense activities, invoice processing, Accounts Payable and T&E issue resolution, payments disbursements, T&E expense back office auditing, and reporting operations for the North America markets supported by the Latin America Regional (LATAM) GFS SSC. **POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES**

In order of importance, list the primary responsibilities critical to the performance of the position. It is recommended not to list actual tasks but focus on essential responsibilities that highlight accountability and level of judgment required.

+ Support the LATAM GFS SSC Invoice to Pay / Travel & Expense (I2P / T&E) Senior Manager to lead and manage the overall function, responsible for operational performance, and strategic guidance.

+ Provide leadership within the P2P / T&E GFS LATAM function to ensure all deliverables are successfully achieved regarding operational performance, people management, and adherence to compliance requirements. Support and implement required transformations as needed.

+ Lead a component of the I2P / T&E GFS LATAM organization inclusive of vendor maintenance updates, invoice processing, issue resolution, disbursements, T&E expense back office auditing, and reporting operations.

+ Manage and supervise I2P activities for divisions and international markets supported by GFS Latin America.

+ Partner with senior leadership to develop and translate the vision and strategy of I2P from a systems, process, policy, and procedures perspective.

+ Assist in the design and implementation of activities to streamline and standardize operations, including operational metrics.

+ Act as a business partner to the Global GFS organization, market FD's and other business stakeholders. Play a key role in the development of global financial processes and enhance the capacity of the I2P / T&E group.

+ Understand the functionality, interfaces, and interdependencies of Pfizer's financial processes and systems; ensure the existence of adequate internal controls.

+ Serve as a key liaison between supported markets/divisions related to I2P issues, inquiries, reporting requirements, and ad hoc requests.

+ Manage colleagues to ensure timely and accurate submission of reporting processes and act as an escalation point during the month and year end close.

+ Act as a final reviewer of financial or I2P data / submissions to ensure accuracy.

+ Identify opportunities for I2P process enhancements and work with Staff and senior management to implement.

+ Report on key performance metrics within I2P processes.

+ Support the Authorized Signature Level (ASL)

+ Support I2P SAP User Access Management and address any segregation of duties issues that may arise.

+ Ensure accounting transactions are in compliance with Pfizer accounting policies and US GAAP.

+ Maintain complete and accurate standard operating procedures and SOX related internal control documentation.

+ Lead, coach, develop and establish goals for direct reports so they can proactively carry out their role to the highest possible standard.

+ Ensure the maintenance of and adherence to Internal Controls.

**Key Position Attributes:**

+ Strong written and verbal communication skills to enable effective communication with all levels of management.

+ Ability to lead and motivate others.

+ Strong accounting, analytical and problem solving skills.

+ Ability to work independently, to work under pressure and to handle several projects at once.

+ High level of self-motivation, energy and flexibility.

+ Highly customer and service minded.

+ Proven ability to drive continuous improvement and to maintain complete and accurate standard operating procedures and SOX related internal control documentation.

+ Support the Internal and External audits and SOX compliance initiatives.

+ Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

+ Fluency in English and Spanish required; also Portuguese for the Brazil market.


Provide the primary groups or key positions that this position will have interaction with as a regular part of the position responsibilities. Include any external interactions as appropriate.

+ Other I2P / T&E Team Leads.

+ Global and Regional Biopharmaceutical Finance.

+ Regional Pfizer Global Supply Finance.

+ GFS Shared Services Executive Team.

+ GFS Subject Matter Experts.

+ GFS Shared Services LATAM Site Lead and Direct Reports.

+ Business Technology (ERP Program and other BT colleagues).

+ Genpact - GFS SS Outsourcing Provider.


**Financial Accountability**

Indicate the Average Budget or Revenue accountability, as applicable.

+ To be determined.


Indicate the typical number of Colleagues managed. Include direct & indirect reports, matrix responsibility and or additional resources (i.e. contingent workers), as applicable.

+ Supervise team of 8 to 9 colleagues.


Indicate the formal education, certification or license required and/or preferred. Include the minimum number of years of relevant experience required for the position (where legally permissible).

+ Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Accounting / Business Administration is required.

+ CPA / Chartered Accountant desired.

+ 5 years of experience in a Corporate Finance environment required (shared service environment preferred).

+ Public accounting experience preferred.

+ Management and supervisory experience required.


Indicate the technical skills required and/or preferred, as applicable.

+ Proficiency in PC skills (MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint) required.

+ SAP / Oracle experience preferred.

+ Good organizational skills to coordinate and manage multiple priorities.

+ Proficient written and verbal skills to enable effective communication with all levels of management.

+ Ability to analytically review and challenge statutory financial statements to ensure completeness, accuracy, adherence to accounting standards, etc.


Note the physical conditions in which work will be performed, if applicable to the position. Examples: Lifting, sitting, standing, walking, ability to travel, drive, unusual attendance requirements, weekend work or travel requirements, etc.

+ Position may require travel.

+ Position may require working on weekends according to the business needs.

**COMPETENCIES - This section is Optional to complete.**

List 3-5 competencies only, see **** for references. Provide detail for each competency. Include skills and knowledge essential to perform the position.


Leads Change

Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information.

Is good at bringing the creative ideas of others to market; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work; has a sense about managing the creative process of others; can facilitate effective brainstorming; can project how potential ideas may play out in the marketplace.

Demonstrates Business Acumen

Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.

Acts Decisively

Makes decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make a quick decision.

Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.

Seizes Accountability

Will stand up and be counted; doesn't shirk personal responsibility; can be counted on when times are tough; willing to be the only champion for an idea or position; is comfortable working alone on a tough assignment.

Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
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