Accounts Payable Specialist

Job ID: 2017-3164

Brand: Kao Corporation

Location: NL - - Amersfoort

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Kao is in the middle of setting up a Finance Shared Service Center (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 a Accounts Payable Specialist.

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 Center. He/she will report directly to the SSC AP Manager. In this position you will also work with our German entities. Therefor good understanding of the German language is required.


  • Processes supplier invoices accurately and in a timely manner;
  • Payment processing and ensuring invoices are paid as per agreed terms;
  • Provide excellent supplier and internal support experience;
  • Working cross-functional on case resolution;
  • Reconciles appropriate AP accounts in a timely manner;
  • Follows month end checklist and ensures all task are done accurately as per timeline;
  • Support with operational metrics reporting;
  • Assists with external and internal audits (when needed);
  • Additional requirements and ad hoc requests as assigned.


  • Fluent in English and a good understanding of the German language;
  • MBO / Middle professional Education;
  • Three to five years working experience in Accounts Payable, preferably in a Shared Service Center;
  • ERP system experience (preferably SAP);
  • Advanced Excel.

Furthermore you have:

  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to see opportunities for process improvements;
  • Ability to have a good business understanding;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

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