Accounts Payable Team Leader Job at The AFL – in Victoria


As an organisation, the AFL works tirelessly in all states and at all levels to enhance and grow the game – from grassroots to elite. Together, we put on the game, deliver important events, communicate with our fans, run community programs, develop coaches and umpires, and collaborate with partners, delight members, support clubs and so much more. While our roles may vary, we are all united by a common goal, to progress the game so that everyone can share in its heritage and possibilities.


Role flexibility available – suited to either full-time or part-time!

The AFL Finance department oversees and manages the financial strategy, management and processes for the AFL and its consolidated entities as well as engaging with the 18 AFL Clubs and affiliated state entities through shared services and various financial arrangements.

The position of Accounts Payable Team Leader is responsible for overseeing the AFL Group’s Accounts Payable Function, including:

  • Oversee and manage the industry cash outflows through managing the end-to-end payables process, including processing, payment runs, reporting and reconciling
  • Contribute to the Group cash flow budgeting and forecasting process
  • Develop, implement, and maintain relevant KPIs which relate to the performance of the accounts payable function
  • Lead a robust control environment through compliance with accepted accounting practices and policies while supporting process improvement
  • Lead and develop the Accounts Payable team and drive business engagement to support compliance with Account Payable processes

The role will be best suited to someone who thrives in a fast-paced team environment, enjoys connecting with the business, has a growth mindset and is keen to own and lead key end-to-end processes.

The AFL is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in our care. The AFL undertakes several screening processes to ensure the appropriate protection of children in its care.
Please note, employment in this position is subject to the successful candidate holding a Valid Working with Children Check and a satisfactory criminal history record check.


Core Competencies

  • Excellent communicator and ability to maintain strong stakeholder engagement
  • Experienced in building rapport with people at all levels of the organisation
  • Strong leadership and a high level of integrity and personal drive
  • Ability to work well and engage in a team environment
  • A passion for growth and development within themselves and their team


  • Accounts payment experience in a medium to large size business
  • Previous Accounts Payable leadership experience
  • Expert level knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel
  • Experience with an ERP environment and implementation of process improvement that supports systems excellence


  • Prior experience or knowledge of stadium and/or sporting administration business
  • Prior experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365




  • We believe in a Healthy Mind, Healthy Body and Healthy Workplace, to support this, AFL team members have access to our extensive Health and Wellbeing program
  • My Development – all team members have access to the AFL’s My Development program which consists of on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring, and formal learning
  • My Benefits – our people have access to great benefits and discounts through our AFL Corporate Partners
  • Play the day your way – a flexible approach to your working life
  • Four AFL Silver Memberships so you, your family and friends can access AFL matches at Marvel Stadium and the MCG

Applications Close: 28 January 2022

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

About the Company

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Company Location:  Victoria

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