Skillsoft
Accounts Payable Specialist
Brand: Skillsoft
Req#: 474323
Updated: 05/08/2018
Job Type: Regular
Location: Nashua NH
Category: Finance/Accounting
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Job Description
The Accounts Payable Specialist will report to the Global Manager of Accounts Payable. They will be responsible for processing and paying invoices for Skillsoft’s International Entities and subsidiaries as well as other administrative duties as assigned for the finance department. The successful candidate will have an acute attention to detail, and ability to research and analyze issues to the point of resolution. The ability to work on individual projects and team projects is essential.

Position Responsibilities:
• Proactively reach out to managers to obtain approvals on invoices via email
• Reviews all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment.
• Pays vendors by monitoring discount opportunities; verifying VAT id numbers; scheduling and preparing wire transfers, resolving purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies; insuring credit is received for outstanding memos; issuing stop-payments
• Charges expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice
• Maintains historical records by filing and/or scanning documents.
• Analyze and post monthly and quarterly accruals for assigned business units
• Assists auditors for the purpose of providing support and documentation on internal processes.
• Recommend improvement of processes through automation.
• Document policies and procedures.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience:
• Windows, Excel, email and web-based tools
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Attention to detail
• Accounting background and knowledge
• Strong problem solving skills
• Ability to multi task
• Ability to work in a team environment
• International AP experience required
• PeopleSoft 9.0 Financials preferred
• Concur Expense strongly desired

Education and Certifications
• 4+ years of experience
Skills/Requirements
Position Overview

The Accounts Payable Specialist, who will report to the Sr. Mgr. Global Accounts Payable & Receivable, will be responsible for paying invoices for Skillsoft’s International Entities and subsidiaries as well as other duties as assigned. This role also requires a candidate that is fluent in German and English. The successful candidate will have an acute attention to detail, and ability to research and analyze issues to the point of resolution. The ability to work on individual projects and team projects is essential.

Position Responsibilities

• Verifying entries are posted by comparing the aging to trial balance/balance sheet.
• Reviews all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment.
• Pays vendors by monitoring discount opportunities; verifying VAT id numbers; scheduling and preparing checks/wires; resolving purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation; insuring credit is received for outstanding memos; issuing stop-payments or purchase order amendments.
• Charges expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice; recording entries.
• Verifies vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions.
• Maintains historical records by filing and/or scanning documents.
• Analyze and post the accruals with Accountants for completeness.
• Assists auditors for the purpose of providing support and documentation on internal processes.
• Create and utilize automated tools for the updating, analyzing and reporting of all international financial results.
• Recommend improvement of processes through automation.
• Document policies and procedures.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience

• Fluency in both German and English is essential
• Windows, Excel, email and web-based tools
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Attention to detail
• Strong problem solving skills
• Ability to multi task
• Ability to work in a team environment
• PeopleSoft 9.0 Financials Preferred

Education and Certifications

• 2-4 years of experience
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