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Accounts Payable Representative (North America) - Finance & Administration



Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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What's the role?

At Bloomberg Finance we are committed to providing world-class support to our business partners by providing insight on business performance, financial oversight and thought leadership.

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 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.

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. In order to be successful, you will need strong attention to detail and be an excellent problem solver. 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 the 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 North America in adherence to our departmental SLAs and policies
  • Comply with Global invoicing regulations, flagging tax discrepancies and reducing risk exposures
  • Process high volume of invoices and ensure discrepancies detected are addressed/escalated timely
  • Maintain high level of accuracy within our validations, invoice processing, ticket troubleshooting and reconciliation
  • Actively learn business unit requirements and ensure proper coding classifications
  • Streamline invoice processing, Purchase Order matching and approvals workflows
  • Actively engage in all departmental meetings, trainings and apply Accounts Payable concepts
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines for ad hoc accounting tasks, projects, controls, and month end activities
  • Maintain level of professionalism when providing support/feedback within AP, Source to Pay teams and internal/external stakeholders
  • Actively encourage and reinforce the use of self-servicing options to our internal/ external stakeholders
  • Complete root-cause analysis and be accountable to deliver to stakeholders, vendors and management with excellence
  • Actively engage and adapt to various technology options - to drive greater automation, add efficiencies and optimization efforts within the overall S2P process

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Previous work experience with Accounts Payable (3-5 years)
  • Invoice processing knowledge
  • Effective corporate communications skills, both mutual and writing
  • Excellent time management, organizational and presentation skills
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills – pivot tables, VLOOKUP’s, etc.
  • Knowledge of basic Financial and Accounting terminology
  • Written and verbal fluency in English

We'd love to see:

  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Knowledge of Agile Scrum framework
  • Multilingual a plus

Does this sound like you?

Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch to let you know that the next steps are, but in the meantime feel free to have a look at: https://www.bloomberg.com/company/what-we-do/

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