This is a key position supporting Finance / AP team on the payments side.
The Senior Payments Specialist will be responsible of & oversee the processing of vendor payments transactions for Emerson European locations, following Standard Accounting Policies and Procedures.
Ensures all payments requests & payments methods are processed accurately and in a timely manner
Handles returned / rejected payments
Communicate with the relevant parties to get approval for any payment request
Analyzes payments requests and monitors for suspicious transactions; escalates cases to the Team Lead whenever necessary and if it’s a risk situation, according to Department Policies
Receives and validates supporting docs and approvals on individual payment requests
Provides supporting documentation for internal / external audits - tracking, recording, storing information related to transactions
Checks completeness of payment batch selected against list approved
Investigates and coordinates with relevant parties on resolution of outstanding items without sufficient documents.
Assists colleagues in answering payment related queries from vendors acts as subject matter expert for the payment team and as a point of contact for GL team, BU’s
Ensures process documentation is up to date
Provides support in month-end closing routines
Pursue continuous improvements (identifies opportunities and drives implementation)
In addition to the above, participation in accounting projects may be required
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
Previous experience of 5 years in a similar role in a multinational company
Fluent in English (written and spoken), other foreign languages would be a plus
PC experience (Microsoft Office); Experience working with an ERP system would be an advantage
Soft skills :
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