Accounts Payable Specialist

Job ID: 2018-3463

Brand: KAO Business Services

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 Expert.

This new position will be placed in the accounts payable team. You will be key point of contact to our stock, inventory and purchasing departments. Accurate and timely processing is essential to ensure ongoing manufacturing. Resolution of discrepancies and complex cases with quick turnaround is also part of the job task.. 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 will be responsible for undertaking stock supplier aging analysis - review adequacy of postings for accurate accounting recording;
  • Processing stock invoices for multiple countries with different complexity and ensure timely payment;
  • Maintain and enhance partnership with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Preparation of Month End reporting;
  • Preparation of Weekly and Monthly open item Reports by business unit including weekly business partner follow up;
  • Ensure compliance with procedures that impact Inventory invoice processing - maintaining records of policy compliant and highlighting any potential weaknesses or exceptions to Management;
  • Participate in continuous innovation of processes to optimize and further develop system and processes.


  • You have a bachelors’ degree or at least a completed professional level (MBO);
  • Three to five years working experience in Accounts Payable in Shared Service Centres;
  • You have proven experience in process improvement;
  • You are fluent in English in word and speech;
  • Preferable at least a B2 (independent user) level with Dutch, French, Italian, , Scandinavian and/or German;
  • SAP ERP system experience;
  • Advanced Excel.

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