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Accounts Payable Processor

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Tracking Code
4902
Job Description

We, at H.B. Fuller embrace a shared set of beliefs and competencies that direct the way we operate and express our fundamental principles about how we will achieve success. We strive to hire talent that demonstrates our beliefs and our competencies.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The A/P Processor reports to the LASS Accounts Payable Supervisor. The A/P Processor ensures that vendor invoices are processed in a timely manner, directed to the proper account classification, expensed to the correct fiscal period, and are in compliance with published Financial Policy. They develop and maintain positive working relationships between the internal customers we support and our vendors.

RESPONSABILITIES

  • Invoice Processing – Processes Accounts Payable invoices by coding correct vendor number, account number, verifying payment authorization via either purchase order number or approval signature, and correctly enters data into the accounts payable system. (Always within SOX guidelines.)
  • Research – Research and resolve A/P issues with vendors and the business units.
  • Customer Service - Maintain a high degree of customer service to vendors and internal H.B. Fuller employees utilizing the department’s services.
  • Cross training – Routinely and accurately perform back-up responsibilities within LASS A/P.
  • Projects - Works on special projects as assigned and helps with system testing.
  • Accruals and Account reconciliations – Prepare month end accruals for the business units and account reconciliations to the general ledger.
  • Other duties as assigned – Perform other accounts payable duties or assignments as requested.
  • Proactive and constant communication with LA team in order to ensure process stability and requirements compliance.
  • Actively support the implementation of best practices within the department.
  • Perform Process documentation for transitioned & existing work to ensure that our documentation of our processes and procedures is of a sufficient standard to support business continuity objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned – Perform other accounts payable duties or assignments as requested.
  • Work in compliance with SOX requirements and actively support remediation of GAPs.

Employees Supervised

None

Budgetary / Financial Accountability

None

Interactions

Internal:

  • Accounts Payable, Treasury, Fixed Assets, Operations, Logistic, Sourcing, IT, Internal Audit, Corporate reporting.

External:

  • Vendors, External Auditors adhoc.

Required Skills

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Non-Degreed + 2 years Accounts Payable experience or 4 years general experience in finance or accounting or 2) Associates degree in business, finance, or accounting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of role requirements.
  • Proven ability to interact with employees, internal customers, and external customers; including strong listening skills.
  • Intermediate proficiency using Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Strong analytical skills and logical thought processes, with the ability to identify and resolve simple issues / problems.
  • Ability to work with a team, take general directions from manager’s, focus attention to details, follow work needs, and adhere to established work schedules.
  • Ability to organize, schedule, and prioritize individual work to meet various schedules and objectives.
  • Must be able to successfully perform multiple tasks with strict deadlines.
  • English fluent is a must. Portuguese is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Accounts Payable and Procurement processes. As well as basic Sales and Use Tax. Travel and Expenses knowledge is a plus.
  • Strong business systems knowledge. Preferably Prism / Procurement and JDE / SAP / Concur
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be able to successfully perform multiple tasks with strict deadlines.
  • Availability to work overtime as needed.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the following competencies:
    • Responsive to change – Adapts (quickly) to changing circumstances.
    • Individually responsible for results – Engages in activities and experiences that strengthen contribution to the organization.
    • Model collaboration and commitment – Focuses on team success before individual success.
    • Focus on customers – Creates an experience for customers – delights customers by providing exceptional value and service.
    • Demonstrates operational excellence – Continually looks for new and better ways to get things done and shows functional/technical proficiency in work.
    • Demonstrates effective self management – Seeks to understand and act upon improvement opportunities.
Required Experience

EXPERIENCE

  • + 2 years general experience in finance or accounting. (International experience a plus.)
Job Location
Tres Ríos, Cartago, Costa Rica
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
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