Accounts Payable Specialist

Ref#: 21659

Function: Finance

Location: United Kingdom, Reading

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As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 

The opportunity:

Reporting to the Manager, EMEA P2P Operations, the AP Specialist will support their leader in delivering on best in class AP process and practice, in collaboration with peers and key stakeholders. He/She will apply their expert training, reporting and customer service skills to successfully resolve escalations and support proactive continuous improvement in the AP function.

You are great at:

• Responsible to successfully resolve escalations on invoice issues according to SLA and OpenText policy;
• Provide daily, weekly, monthly and quarter end reporting with analysis to proactively support the business in delivering to AP targets;
• Deliver on invoice processing targets in accordance with SLA’s as required
• Drive opportunities for improvement in efficiency and effectiveness of the business process
• Deliver on internal audit requirements;
• Partner with systems team on testing and support change management plans for Vendor Invoice Management (VIM) system and process improvements;
• Create and deliver applicable training to stakeholders;
• Assist in all acquisition integration activities as assigned by your leader;
• Support your team by teaching your peers what you know to drive best in class AP practice and process;
• Deliver on other assignments as required

What it takes:

• Strong working knowledge of Accounting principles and P2P/AP processes
• Strong writing, communications, interpersonal, and customer service skills
• Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships and influence the right change with key stakeholders
• Organized with demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple activities in a fast paced and changing environment
• Self -starter and strong team player to learn from your leader and others and teach your peers and others
• Strong reporting and analytics experience
• Strong working knowledge with ERP environment, specifically SAP and VIM or other workflow tools
• Demonstrated success in negotiation tactics in resolving disputes
• Second language skill an asset (French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Nordic )

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