AP Accountant

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Date: Jun 8, 2024

Location: Jiangyin, CN

Company: Bekaert NV

 

Be part of something bigger!

 

As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!

 

Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change

 

 

 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The role of this position is to execute the centralized processing of AP transaction in SSC for all Bekaert entities in China, Malaysia and Singapore in line with Bekaert group policies and procedures. This position is integrated in Bekaert China SSC team and has a direct reporting line to AP Team Leader.

 

YOUR ROLE

1. Process AP transaction

1) Receive invoice from vendor and conduct invoice verification in SAP system.
2) Be responsible for manually 3-way/2-way match (e.g.PO,invoices,GR, service completion report, project inspection report etc.) 
3) Be responsible for correct payment proposal aline with check points, make sure no duplicated payment and no mistake.
4)Invoice clearance and vouchers preparation with sufficient supporting documents and approval.
5)Be responsible for VAT input tax deduction claim, and be responsible for VAT reconciliation report between SAP and golden tax to tax team.
6) Prepare transfer BAD list monthly to support BAD management.
7) Timely response to inquires about the status of invoices and payment arrangements.
8)Be responsible for AP journals filing(invoices, supporting documents, e.g.  service completion report and inspection report , approval,etc.)
9) Work together with BAD management team to maximum BAD transferring to vendor.
10)Prepare holding invoice list to GL team for accrual monthly.
11)Prepare transit good list to GL team for AP recognition at the year end.

 

2. Process AP management 

1) Conduct AP aging analysis on a monthly basis,lead to take action to solve the long aged items(warranty, blocked items).
2) Conduct advanced payment analysis and lead to solve the overdue items.
3) Be responsible for monthly GR / IR analysis and lead to take action to to clear long-aged items. (together with purchasing dept., warehouse dept., project team etc.)
4)Lead to review blocked invoices and lead to take action to solve the blocked invoices(investigate the root cause of each price and quantity discrepancy)
5) Be responsible for AP evolution analysis report to stakeholder.(e.g. financial controller/finace BP)
6) Prepare other regular / ad hoc AP management report as required by AP team leader, SSC Manager or other stakeholders.
7) Prepare DPO and BAD payment report to CCPD, provide analysis and suggestion to support CCPD make business decision.
8) Be responsible for cash payment forecast report to treasury dept weekly for cash preparation.

 

3. Conduct periodic reconciliation 

1) Lead periodic AP reconciliation with third-party / ICO vendors. 
2) Lead discrepancy investigation and prepare AP reconciliation report with the discrepancy investigation.

 

4. Others 

1) Perform other ad-hoc duties as assigned by AP Team Leader or SSC Manager.
2) Provide support in external and internal auditing.
3) Identify internal control risk in process, propose solution and escalate to the management.

 

YOUR PROFILE

1. Bachelor degree or above, majoring in accounting, finance or related field
2. Minimum of 2 years working experience in AP accountant position of multinational industrial companies, preferably in a shared service environment
3. Abundant operational experience in AP management with solid financial knowledge
4. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and ERP system (SAP proficiency is preferred)
5. Good communication skill in spoken & written English
6. Be detail-oriented and self-motivated
7. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadline
8. Ability to work in a cross-functional team with good interpersonal skills

 

Will you dare to take the next step?

 

Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers


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