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Accounts Payable Representative – Tokyo

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Posted Nov 15, 2022 - Requisition No. 111612

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Our team:

There are many responsibilities involved in running a business successfully, but maintaining strong control over Accounts Payable is among the most crucial. We are the team to ensure that company's payables are legitimate and accurate, and we provide a professional customer service to internal and external stakeholders, as well as consistently maintain controls. In this role you will be working on various aspects of Accounts Payable processing in a dynamic and fast paced environment. Our team manages relationships with internal and external partners to accurately and promptly deal with payments to all Asia-Pacific vendors across many lines of businesses.

We are looking for someone with a love of all things Finance who possesses great attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills. You will be responsible for processing invoices, running ad-hoc tasks, controls and projects assigned to you and to provide a positive experience for those you work with.

You have the ability to balance high workload yet understand the importance of controls. You have excellent communication and prioritization skills, an ability to present ideas about process improvements and to question status quo. You thrive in a dynamic, open-plan, team environment, and you know what customer service really means.

We'll trust you to:

  • Maintain Purchase Ledger for Asia-Pacific region
  • Process high volume of invoices and propose ideas to drive automation
  • Collaborate confidently with a range of people at various levels within the organization in order to drive efficiencies in processes and achieve targets
  • Ensure invoices are compliant, and that they are allocated to the accurate department, company code, vendor, Purchase Order (where applicable), and tax code
  • Expertly take care of various internal partners and vendor queries in a timely manner, including responses to payment related issues
  • Consistently meet deadlines for ad hoc accounting tasks, projects and controls
  • Learn, monitor and handle internal processes at departmental level, troubleshoot errors and be accountable to deliver to stakeholders, vendors and management with excellence service
  • Be a great teammate, participating willingly and acting in support of the Global Accounting Operations business unit and the overall business objectives

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, or equivalent experience
  • Ideally have work experience in Accounts Payable or equivalent for at least 3-5 years
  • Invoice processing knowledge
  • Effective corporate communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of basic Financial and Accounting terminology
  • Ability to adjust priorities quickly under pressure in order to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility within a constantly changing environment
  • Business level proficiency in Japanese and English

We'd love to see:

  • Proficiency in using SAP
  • Experience with Robotic Process Automation or Electronic Data Interchange

Does this sound like you?

Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch to let you know what the next steps are!

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