DuPont Accounting Supervisor - Accounts Payable in Wilmington, Delaware

Accounting Supervisor - Accounts Payable (Job Number: 195511W-09)


Company Background

Dow and DuPont combined in a merger of equals with the intent to separate into three independent, publicly traded companies in Agriculture, Materials Science and Specialty Products. Each company will have its own clear focus, scale advantages, and an enhanced ability to deliver superior solutions and choices to customers. The heritage DuPont company is hiring qualified professionals to take on new Finance activities in order to support the business realignment and enable independent operability. As we are still in the process of starting up the independent companies, at this time, hiring will be aligned to the heritage companies versus alignment to the intended spins.

The DuPont Company has an opening for an Accounts Payable Regional Team Leader located in Wilmington, DE. The Accounts Payable Regional Team Leader is responsible to ensure accounting activity recorded within the company's records and books are accurate and complete. In addition, this role is expected to adhere to the company's accounting policy and practices as well as the country Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Summary Description

The Regional Lead is accountable to manage both the regional tactical operations as well as partnering with 3rd party managed services team to resolve Level III escalations. S/he will support approvals and regional compliance activities, as required. S/he is accountable to support the integrity of DuPont’s internal controls. S/he will provide operational expertise and oversight for Accounts Payable operations supporting North America. S/he will support the Global Functional Process Owners (FPOs) to develop and deliver enhancement initiatives and operationalize strategies within region.


  • Supervise, develop, coach and mentor regional operations teams to prioritize, expedite and resolve Level III issues and exception escalations.

  • Support root cause analysis and business process improvement activities to eliminate the root cause of escalations and exceptions in the Region.

  • Provide guidance to the team on reporting, KPI metrics, scorecard reporting, and providing analytics insight, guidance, and support.

  • Develop regional staff to deliver to process standards and service delivery commitments.

  • Resolve Level III issues and exception escalations.

  • Work with the global teams to execute improvements.

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of global process standards and procedures, keeping abreast of region specific statutory and regulatory requirements.

  • Work closely with the Accounts Payable Discrete Process Owner to assist in the evaluation and prioritization of regional continuous improvement opportunities.

  • Accountable to collaborate with 3rd party managed services to deliver to committed mutual service agreement and service level agreement goals.

  • The individual in this role is accountable to assure the Regional teams deliver to both Mutual Service Agreement (MSA) and Service Level Agreement (SLA) service level commitments. The individual in this role will:

  • Ensure team delivers issue resolution, and associated metrics and analytics in accordance to the approved process standards /policies.

  • Delivers required tax support activities (e.g. 1099/ VAT, etc.) required for the countries and jurisdictions within the Region.

  • Support metrics data capture, analysis and reporting to support performance scorecard, Mutual Service Agreement and Service Level Agreement Reporting associated with Contract.

  • Provides analyses and insight to resolve Level III exception escalations from 3rd party managed services teams.

  • Work closely with finance and compliance teams to support internal and external audits

  • Periodically supports reviews and content evaluation to drive continuous improvement activities.

  • Ensure operations is working effectively and efficiently – driving standardization change management where needed.

  • Identify behaviors to drive successful work processes.

  • Work closely with managed services and retained Procure to Pay teams to proactively identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

  • Lead operations calls with 3rd party managed services team.

  • Keep abreast of relevant statutory and regulatory changes in countries and jurisdictions within the assigned region – assuring required updates are submitted to for review and approval on a timely basis.



  • Education: BS, BA, or country equivalent degree required, specialization in Finance/Accounting required

  • 5-10 years of Accounts Payables or Finance experience

  • 2+ years of supervisory experience preferred

  • Ability to manage day to day activities and project work

  • Ability to transform data into meaningful and actionable insights

  • Excellent collaborator with demonstrated capability to partner with other business functions and internal stakeholders

  • Strong communication skills (oral, written and listening, facilitation)

  • Experience with SAP a plus

  • Results oriented

  • Project Management skills required

*This position will require travel during the first 3 months for training in Bay City, MI*

Primary Location: NA-United States-Delaware-Wilmington

Organization: Corporate

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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