German AP
Contract Pharmaceuticals Limited
2d ago

Job Summary

Responsible for maintaining the accuracy and integrity of the accounts payable processes and handling all AP activities.

The role will report directly to the Accounts Payable Team Leader

The role will be responsible for daily processing of all Accounts Payable invoices, adhering to SOX controls, monitoring any transactional issues, resolving disputes and liaising with the AP leader on ad-hoc projects.

Responsibilities :

  • Processing a high volume of invoices in accordance with the daily targets
  • Ensuring excellent quality in processing metrics and invoices matching.
  • Managing dispute resolution for AP queries
  • Liaise both internally and externally to solve supplier or stakeholder disputes.
  • Opening and distribution of post within AP department.
  • Document Management.
  • Assist in month end close where required.
  • Assist with monthly payment runs where required.
  • Other ad-hoc duties at the request of the AP Leader.
  • Providing support and cover to other team members in relation to processing, dispute and GRNI tasks
  • MDI Activity and 9-Step problem solving
  • Key Competencies : Business Focus

    Business Focus

    Process to a daily target and help reduce the volume of AP invoices to key

    Customer Focus

    This role requires significant communication with the Dispute team and suppliers on a daily basis. This role will also have direct communication with customers across all locations in EMEA.

    Innovation / Change Management

    The AP Specialist will work directly with the AP leader to be constantly innovating and finding ways to lean out our processes through MDI.

    This will help drive continuous change.


    The AP team currently consists of two Process Towers Transaction Processing and Dispute Resolution, each required to work with the other to achieve success for AP.

    Team work amongst the towers, with key stakeholders and with our core customers has a critical part to play in this role.

    Communication / Influence

    Accounts Payable has many integration touch points with other teams and functions, this role will play a key part in building strong relationships and communicating with these functions to ensure the success of AP.

    Technical / Functional Knowledge

    The complexity of IR’s Trading model requires a complex IT system to support its needs which in turn drives the transactions from source modules to the Accounts Payable Ledgers.

    Often to problem solve transactions within the AP Ledger there is a requirement to trace transactions back to source. A strong business knowledge of the Accounts Payable Process along with strong ERP experience would be required in this role.

    Problem / Solving Decision Making

    Problem solving daily and addressing issues at root cause, continuously reviewing the dispute resolution processes to provide greater efficiencies and productivity.

    Change Management

    The transaction processor will adapt well to changes within the Accounts Payable Organisation.

    Target Driven

    Strives to meet and exceed daily & weekly key performance metrics.

    Education & Experience : Essential :

    Essential :

  • Demonstrable and relevant experience in an Accounts Payable environment in a multinational company. Experience in high volume transaction processing.
  • Desirable

  • Degree / Diploma in the financial field / Qualified or Part Qualified Accountant ACCA / CIMA
  • Technical skills : Essential


  • Routinely handles high volume of transaction processing, work to tight deadlines and able to prioritize
  • Problem solving aptitude with a desire to continuously improve processes and KPI metric targets.
  • High standards of service and professionalism most especially to the functions customer’s
  • Naturally considers the business implications
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Good team player and business partner
  • Experience in Procurement
  • Essential

    Proficiency in Oracle R12

    Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

    Language-skills :

    Essential- English plus German

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