Accounts Payable Specialist

Job ID: 2018-3840

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 specialist.

In this position, you will be the point of contact for internal business partners and suppliers. This position will be mainly dealing with day-to-day AP activities such as coding invoices, managing incoming inquiries, escalations, indirect tax treatment and complex cases. This role will also include AP month end close activities and reconciliations for all entities managed in the Shared Service Centre. You will report directly to the 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 and speech;
  • Preferable have at least a B2 (independent user) level with Dutch, French, Italian, , Scandinavian and-or German;
  • At least a diploma on Middle or Professional educational level;
  • Three to five years working experience in Accounts Payable in a Shared Service environment;
  • SAP ERP system experience is a must;
  • Advanced Excel skills.


  • You describe yourself as an energetic and pro-active person. You are driven by change and are actively support process improvement projects;
  • You have a good business understanding. This means that everything you do can impact other business departments;
  • You have good written and verbal communication skills;
  • You can work independently but also have a team spirit.

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