Accounts Payable Specialist

Job ID: 2017-3164

Brand: Kao Business Services NL

Location: NL - - Amersfoort

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Kao is in the middle of setting up a Finance Shared Service Centre (SSC) for the EMEA region. To further support the set-up and the continuous success of our FSSC in the Netherlands, we are looking for an Accounts Payable Specialist. We are recruiting multiple accounts payable positions.

This position will be mainly dealing with day to day AP activities such as coding invoices, making payments and processing expense reports. This role will also include AP month end close activities and reconciliations for all entities managed in the Shared Service Centre. He/she will report directly to the SSC AP Manager.


  • You process supplier invoices accurately and in a timely manner;
  • You make sure that payments are processed and you ensure invoices are paid as per agreed terms;
  • You provide excellent supplier and internal support experience;
  • In accounts payable you will be working cross-functional on case resolution;
  • You reconcile appropriate AP accounts in a timely manner and follow month end checklist and ensures all task are done accurately as per timeline;
  • You also provide support with operational metrics reporting;
  • You assists with external and internal audits (when needed) and support additional requirements and ad hoc requests as assigned.


  • You are fluent in English in word an speech and have at least a B2 (independent user) level with French, Italian, Spanish, Scandinavian, German;
  • MBO / Middle professional Education;
  • Three to five years working experience in Accounts Payable, preferably in a Shared Service Centre;
  • ERP system experience (preferably SAP);
  • Advanced Excel.

Furthermore you have:

  • You are able to identify process improvement opportunities;
  • You have a good business understanding meaning that what you do impacts other departments;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills;
  • You can work independently but also have a team-spirit.

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