Head of Section - Accounts Payable

Location PL-Gdynia
Requisition ID
Business Area
Global Shared Services
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee

Local Unit & Position Description

The Global Centre Finance will deliver high quality services to European countries related to Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Record to Report processes. Services will be rendered in close collaboration with the GSS Finance Regional Centres, together developing the Global Shared Service Finance function for DNV. 


We are seeking a Head of Section - Accounts Payable for the Global Centre Finance. The Head of Section will be responsible for delivering high quality purchase to pay processes that enable the organisation to control and improve its accounts payable and employees’ expenses reimbursement processes.


The Head of Section - Accounts Payable will report to the Global Centre Manager GSS Finance and be part of the Global Centre GSS Finance management team. 


You will be engaged with project work, further planning and maturing the future concept and service delivery model, including resource analysis and planning.


To succeed in this role you will provide leadership, direction and prioritization to your team and create an atmosphere of motivation and enthusiasm. You will play a key role in service implementation, development and continuous improvement of the accounts payable deliveries.


Key tasks: 

  • In the first phase your focus will be on further analysis, planning and building department’s strategy
  • You will build and manage a team of accountants processing full cycle of accounts payable transactions
  • Oversee and steer day to day operation and delegate responsibilities across your team
  • Build, coach and develop your team
  • Ensure that requests are handled with professionalism and positive service attitude while ensuring that delivery is according to defined SLA
  • Manage and revise work flow duties and direct inbound inquiries as needed
  • Establish and maintain close and professional partnerships with internal stakeholders
  • Streamline internal processes to ensure the most efficient operational standards
  • Review and manage exception reports, KPIs, and other key indicators of performance/output 

Position Qualifications

Position Qualifications:

  • Master or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
  • 5+ years’ experience of accounts payable processing in a high volume environment
  • 2+ years of management experience
  • Demonstrated experience with general ledger account reconciliations including month end closing processes and general knowledge of accounting principles
  • Knowledge of Oracle preferred
  • Knowledge of one or more applications (Basware Cloud, AppZEN or OneStream) will be an advantage
  • Previous experience with a Professional Services Company preferred
  • Excellent English skills required, written and verbal. Additional European language skills will be advantageous  


Characteristics of successful employees:

  • Good people management skills aligned with the DNV company values
  • Excellent communication skills and cultural awareness
  • Positive attitude, customer centric mindset and willingness to go the extra mile to meet organizational goals
  • Ability to build good relationships with different stakeholders
  • Attentive to details and deadlines
  • Sharp judgment
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Proven ability to learn and understand new software/accounting systems 


Opportunities Beyond Business:

Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future.

DNV offers an attractive working environment in an international organization that invests in developing our people. To ensure you are equipped both now and in the future to deliver on expectations within your area, you will receive training fit to your level and role. All newly hired employees can expect to receive induction training, facilitating their transition into the new position. We are situated in a modern and attractive office in a certified sustainable building. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package, and relocation allowance if applicable.


If you want to be part of actively shaping the future of a dynamic company with more than a 150 years heritage, we look forward to receiving your application.


Please visit our website at www.dnv.com

Company & Business Area Description

DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions. 


Global Shared Services organization is a group of experts driven by competence and motivation to support the business areas within HR, Finance, IT and Real Estate Management & Procurement.

What do you value the most?

At DNV you can plan a long-term career with countless opportunities for competence development in an atmosphere of mutual care and respect. Team spirit runs in our blood. At DNV everything starts with we - we trust and support each other, we work together, when we make mistakes, we learn from them - together.

Our most valuable assets are our people, the values we live by and how we translate them into daily life, both personal and professional. Join the company of values and see for yourself that people are what we value the most.


Diversity & Inclusion
For us diversity goes far beyond what’s visible. We embrace different skills, perspectives, backgrounds and opinions - because they enrich us and make us stronger. Only by allowing different voices to be heard and truly listening to each other, can we reach our full potential and benefit from our differences.



Meet our employees:

Visit our internet page https://www.dnv.pl/companyofvalues to meet our employees and see what they value the most.


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Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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