Accounts Payable Analyst with French
Who we are :
Steelcase was founded as an office furniture maker, and we've evolved into the global leader in workplace solutions. We apply our insights to the intersection of space, technology, and furniture, helping individuals and teams in leading companies around the world to have a better day at work.
We pursue innovation, strive for sustainability and develop insights in every part of our business.
What you will be doing :
Provide book keeping of vendor invoices in SAP and actively support the AP team to fulfill the daily targets
Handle and solve more complex AP booking matters and corrections
Perform accuracy check of the bookings in SAP, take preventive actions and share best practices within the team
Ensure all AP month end closing tasks and activities are properly performed, respecting the deadlines
Coordinate and facilitate together with AP TL or Supervisor, the daily start up meetings and daily task allocation and balance of the workload
Follow up on AP vendor accounts aging balances and pending items and invoices
Perform Intercompany Reconciliation and Netting declaration
Perform reconciliation in CADENCY and SOX Controls
Handle suppliers, vendors and dealers queries and questions received by phone calls (Vendor Helpdesk line) and e-mails
Act as a point of contact for Accounting Managers or Controllers for any booking related matter, audit requests; escalations and / or reconciliations of open items
Investigates payments done via Direct Debit; analyze direct debit accounts and contact suppliers or vendors for reconciling and clearing of their accounts
Ability to analyses and investigate vendor payment accounts, Aging Balances and follow up with suppliers, vendors or internal collaborators for clearing and reconciliation of aging items
Perform Monthly AP metrics and Supplier Cash discount reports and ensure proper follow to eliminate the root causes
Ability to lead and coordinate process improvements projects and drive any supplier and payment improvement initiative
Ensures training for new joiners as per the training plan made by AP Supervisor or Working Team Leader
Regularly review and update all the SOPs related to the process
Comply with business ethics, applicable laws and regulations
Maintain confidentiality of proprietary information
Work according to Steelcase core values
Back-up provided as per the Back-up internal file, whenever needed and as per the prioritization made by the Finance Supervisor
Task prioritization made and discussed with the Team Leader or Supervisor; follow the prioritization made by the Team Leader or Supervisor, whenever required.
Who you are : Education / Experience :
Education / Experience :
Business / Economics graduate (preferably)
Previous experience to financial services and exposure in any other Procure To Pay or Order to Cash processes (minimum 1.5 year)
Excellent knowledge of SAP, Excel and any other ERP workflows
Fluency in English and French (advanced level), both oral and written
Skills / Abilities :
Finance and accounting knowledge or interest
Excellent communication skills; problem-solving attitude and customer orientation
Able to work under pressure and handle difficult situations, from an end to end perspective (customer- team coordination-
internal follow up with other departments- customer
Able to handle phone calls and e-mails in English and French / German
Able to work with tight dead-lines and able to handle the volumes in the agreed turnaround time
Able to expresses thoughts clearly, adapts to different communication styles
Strong organizational and documentation skills
Team player with strong interpersonal skills
Self-motivated and positive attitude
Orientation and continuous improvement mindset.
We are proud to have a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we're always looking to get better. We value applicants who are comfortable interacting with people different than themselves.
Women, people of any race or national origin, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, veterans, working mothers and fathers, and everyone else are all invited to apply.
Steelcase provides employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, genetic information, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or veteran status and bases all employment decisions only on valid job requirements.