Black & McDonald’s Finance Shared Services team is growing! If you are committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working, innovative team, this opportunity is for you.

The Accounts Payable Solutions Manager is located in Markham, Ontario and reports directly to the Director, Finance Shared Services. Their primary focus is to lead and manage the company wide AP Shared Services initiatives and streamline the Accounts Payables and related processes. The role will also require working closely with the AP Manager for any technical related matters.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and resolve issues with the AP Automation Platform - Basware
  • Act as liaison to the IT team for process improvements and system issues
  • Assist in the implementation of the credit card program and manage the ongoing process
  • Design and implement the vendor management process
  • Work closely with the Director and AP Manager to identify AP process improvement opportunities
  • Support the weekly cash requirement process as required
  • Identify and monitor training needs of the team, and design, plan, and implement training programs.
  • Assist in ITC related issues
  • Participate in the roll-out of the expense manager platform
  • Manage at least three direct and indirect reports as applicable
  • Analyse and present analytics/solutions to management via monthly/quarterly AP reports and dashboard
  • Analyse the insights from the different dashboards data and leverage for continuous improvement
  • Work closely with vendors and procurement team to streamline the invoicing process
  • Process various reports, audits, and/or reconciliations including the creation of adhoc reporting monthly, quarterly, annually
  • Work with auditors with respect to A/P inquiries
  • Upgrade skills through training and research
  • Develop key performance metrics and service level agreements to track efficacy of shared service operations and to assure the delivery of efficient, quality and cost effective solutions to stakeholders. Provide reporting on performance metrics to create a culture of transparency and accountability.
  • Benchmark shared services against peer group to measure and compare internal KPIs and best practices for continuous improvement.
  • Contribute to adhoc projects as assigned.


  • Change management and good leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Continuous learning
  • Strong presentation skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Holds self and others accountable
  • Result-driven, problem solving and innovation
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Critical thinking
  • Coaches and develops
  • Maximizes business performance and team effectiveness


  • University/College degree in accoutning or finance
  • Post qualification certication preferred but not mandatory (e.g. CPA, AP Certification etc.)


  • Proven minimum 5 years of work experience in a senior level Accounts Payable position
  • Minimum 5 years of Supervisory experience
  • Experience in the construction sector, or related field, is required
  • Demonstrated management, leadership and motivational skills


  • Sound understanding of general ledger accounts and coding of expense reports
  • Familiar with sales taxes and GST/HST across Canada
  • JD Edwards, or equivalent ERP, knowledge at the intermediate level is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with a variety of people and answer queries in a professional manner
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Flexible team player with the ability to function independently while working in a team environment
  • Work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Advanced skills with Excel, Outlook, MS Office Word and Powerpoint
  • Criminal background check required

Black & McDonald welcomes and encourages applications from persons with accessibility accommodation requirements. Accessibility accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.