About This Job
At Nielsen, an Accounts Payable Associate is responsible for performing daily accounts payable activities including invoice processing, payment runs and reconciliations for their respective markets. In addition, this position will have direct communication and interaction with internal customers and external vendors.
Perform all aspects of the accounts payable function by matching purchase orders to invoices and entering the invoices into SAP/TAP according to Nielsen ́s policies
Ensures day-to-day account payables transactions are timely recorded, documented, reviewed and supported in accordance with Nielsen ́s policies and SOX controls.
Identify invoices errors or discrepancies and resolve before processing.
Verify vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements.
Report indirect taxes (sales, VAT, etc) by calculating requirements on invoices
Perform month-end closing activities including, but not limited to, expense accruals, journal entries and supporting schedules/ analysis
Prepare the reconciliation of payables-related general ledger accounts in accordance with Nielsen ́s policies
Assist in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual schedules and internal and external reporting packages
Preparing Payment proposal and conducting weekly payment run
Properly apply payments in SAP by invoice
Research and resolve any outstanding balances on accounts, including communications with vendors and internal stakeholders
Assist in preparing responses to periodic requests for information from Nielsen Corporate and external auditors
Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and legal requirements
Assist on special project work as directed by manager.
Other duties as assigned at either market or regional level under guidance from Operational Controllers, regional P2P managers, or their teams, or more broadly from/with the Global Financial Controlling community.
Work with Associate Operational Controller, Operational Controller and their teams on compliance and governance.
Work with Business Finance (FP&A) and Revenue Controlling as well as internally with other Finance & Accounting colleagues on processes and systems.
Link up with internal audit for internal control or audit purposes.
Other transverse functions (facilities, Sourcing, HR, legal, etc.)
a Little Bit About You
A successful Invoice & Payment Processing Associate will achieve a balanced coordination and seamless execution of accounts payable and payment related activities in countries assigned. S/he will have met all accounts payable and payment metrics and ensured solid controls are in place and functioning.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
2 - 3 years of experience in accounting of a multinational company.
Experience with ERP systems (SAP AP module is a plus)
Working knowledge of accounting concepts under U.S. GAAP and IFRS/Local GAAP and SOX compliance
Strong knowledge of personal computers and applications (including MS Office)
Excellent analytical skills
Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy while meeting strict deadlines
Effectively manage time and priorities and work efficiently
Self-motivated and the ability to work effectively in a team environment
Proven interpersonal and communication skills
Proven problem solving skills with demonstrated ability to take action in solving issues
Strong customer service orientation: need good listening and communication skills