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Senior Accounts Payable Accountant

Location: 

Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary

Job ID:  37650
Estimated Travel:  0-25%
Contract Type: 
Talent Area:  Finance

Trivium Packaging is a global leader in metal packaging with more than 60 locations worldwide, nearly 8,000 employees, and an annual revenue of approximately $2.7 billion. Trivium serves a diverse range of customers in a variety of end markets such as food, seafood, pet food, nutrition, beauty and personal care, household care, and premium beverages.

Trivium wants to shape the industry and has embarked on an ambitious transformation journey. In the near term, focus is on building & upskilling the team, deciding where to play & how to win, and increasing financial performance by executing the Trivium Business System (commercial, operational, and supply chain excellence). In addition, Trivium has ambitious sustainability targets and focuses exclusively on products that are infinitely recyclable.

The global head office is at the World Trade Center at Amsterdam Airport, however many people work in virtual teams from different countries. The culture is results-driven, entrepreneurial, informal, and highly multicultural. Young people have a high degree of responsibility.

This role provides support to the business and finance functions with key focus on improvements to accounts payable process. It is responsible for all accounts payable administrative functions, including invoice processing, verification, and payment, GRIR reconciliation, maintaining vendor data, supporting account reconciliations, communication with the business, external vendors, and internal functions. Managing the monthly closings and open item analysis.

 

Key responsibilities:

 

  • Comply with SOP’s (given by the BPO’s).
  • Comply with internal and external controls, fiscal, tax, local and corporate requirements
  • Maintain accurate historical records
  • Maintain confidentiality of organizational information
  • Assist with audits.
  • Process vendor invoices within SAP.
  • Park invoices, follow-up with vendors or internal functions.
  • Maintain vendor master file.
  • Prepare and perform batch payments.
  • Prepare and perform manual payments.
  • Ensure credit is received for outstanding memos.
  • Issue stop-payments.
  • Respond to inquiries coming from external vendors or internal functions.
  • Vendor statement reconciliation.
  • Analyze and resolve payment rejections.
  • Monitor and actively follow-up open items to ensure timely payments
  • Research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues
  • Collaborate with management, prepare monthly, ad-hoc reports and analysis
  • Perform GR/IR reconciliation
  • Analyze, follow-up and resolve outstanding items
  • Report GRIR for month-end close
  • Represent continuous improvement mindset.
  • Regularly suggest process improvement initiatives.
  • Role model for the team
  • Train, coach, and mentor new and existing team members.
  • Coordinate holiday/sickness cover for other team members.
  • Serve as back-up of AP Supervisor

Competencies:

  • Experience in working with multiple legal entities under different legal umbrellas.
  • Solid ERP (SAP) accounting experience is required.
  • Confident user of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work well independently and resolve complex problems using a high degree of business management and team building skills, and effectively coordinate others.
  • Ability to communicate information in a clear, concise, and timely manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective professional relationships across all functions.
  • Ability to manage high volume workload in fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to provide strong customer service.
  • Fluency in English and any other European language (as per required in role).
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Able to exercise effective judgment, sensitivity, creativity to changing needs and situations.
  • Demonstrated experience for working with employees/members in dealing with confidential issues.
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.
  • Ability to stay professional in challenging situations.