Collaborate with onshore and provide necessary backup / background on specific audits in relation to state tax audits
Collaborate closely with the onshore team and Global Process Owner to understand expectations and deliverable timelines and ensure that deliverables of the team are load balanced as compared to team staffing.
Develop the team to adopt owner’s mind set , work independently, and effectively manage timelines
Participate in ad-hoc projects and new process improvement solutions to support the GAO AP Process Owner as needed
Prepare reporting & analytics deliverables
Provide support to key stakeholders of the team to present analytical results, findings
First point of escalation within the local reporting line for dealing with issues (people / process / technology) and ensuring that compliance requirements are adhered to (e.
g. company policies surrounding standard of conduct, information security, employment regulations)
May be required to participate in or conduct a wide range of accounting and financial analyses on critical and complex issues which may include variance analysis and accounting transactions.
May serve as a subject matter expert on accounts payable transactions.
Participate in or manage function specific projects as needed
Ensure completion of deliverables within the committed timeframe including assistance with development of deliverable plans, attending deliverable specific or recurring meetings between the team and the onshore team.
Participate in cross functional project teams across the organization as an AP SME for project roll outs within departments outside of GAO
Collaborate across AP regional teams including the Joint Venture and Poland AP functional teams, as well as Hangzhou captive site for APAC AP teams
Complies with and completes daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual, annual SOX controls, creation and tracking of issue logs for the JV, and creation of associated AP reporting
Create reporting metrics to assist with oversight of controls
Collect and consolidate reporting for all AP regions (US, Canada, EMEA, and APAC)
Process accounts payable transactions
Respond to internal and external requests including variance analysis and inquires
Participate in Ad Hoc projects and new transactions
Process Re-Engineering, Standardization, and Automation :
Assist with the implementation of the Re-Engineering, Standardization, Automation project efforts
Skills required :
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word, Visio), advance levels of Excel (pivot tables, formulas, excel workbook maintenance best practices)
Knowledge of OracleERP desirable
Conceptual understanding of company-wide financial architecture (GL, sub-GL technology, specialized tools) applicable to the above process groups of processes
Advanced written and verbal communication skills in English, prior experience of interacting with multiple stakeholders (Legal Entity and Geography controllers) in NA, EMEA, APAC
Independent decision-making capabilities, demonstrated thought leadership
Pride of ownership with the ability to deliver high quality results timely
Self-motivated, self-assured, and self-managed
Strong attention to details
Problem solving skill
Highly organized with ability to multi-task and work under high pressure deadlines
Must be able to work in a fast paced environment
Proficient in Accounts Payable process
Knowledge of German language essential
Good experience of handling various AP related vendor queries / escalations via email
Good knowledge of AP metrics, reports