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AP Specialist

Location: 

Poznań, PL, 61-569

Req ID:  84537
Facility:  POZNAN-6731
Department:  Accounts Payable SSC Poznan
Division:  Finance

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. For more information, please visit www.lyondellbasell.com or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

Basic Function

The AP (Accounts Payable) Accountant is responsible performing financial and administrative operations and services. These services are expected to be executed in an accurate, efficient and timely manner respecting the internal rules and procedures. It includes a good understanding of Purchase to Pay end-to-end process from invoice receipt to payment release including related month-end close activities, reconciliations and the reporting of. The AP Accountant position will manage and maintain accounts, procedures and policies related to accounts payable.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Vendor invoices posting: Validate and process vendor invoices within the scope for the responsible entities within specified deadlines in the ERP system assessing SOX compliance.
  • Responsible for GR IR (intermediary clearing account in SAP for goods & invoices in transit) reconciliations, request approvals & follow up clearing and proper actions to minimize impact for this account (Aged GR IR).
  • Analyze AP KPIs, process data and identify exceptions that need attention.
  • Monitor vendor debit balances, AP trade account reconciliations, aged & overdue items, payment exceptions and work with the team and business stakeholders to get resolutions.
  • Perform monthly, quarterly and year-end closing related activities (account reconciliations AP ledger/subledger, direct debits, pre-payments, return goods, etc.).
  • Provide support to AP related projects and tasks as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Share, develop and apply best practices within the department with respect to the LYB mission and values.
  • Thrive for excellence in standardization and harmonization of processes and procedures within the different P2P service organizations.
  • Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Provides input to vendor payments to ensure its execution within the established payment terms and respecting the payment schedules. Analyze and follow-up vendor ageing report and clarify in case of deviations against vendor payment terms – same activity is applicable for late payments.
  • Collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders to resolve Direct Debit balances.
  • Generate monthly reports to management analyzing outstanding A/P reconciliation items.
  • Investigate, resolve vendor inquiries related to invoices, payments, vendor reminders and follow-up and communicate clearly with all business partners to solve and reduce open invoice documents in the invoice workflow.
  • Liaison with internal stakeholders, analyzing and resolving issues. Help explaining processes and educate stakeholders so they can operate the process more effectively.
  • Provide support to inquiries from AP internal (employees) and external (vendors) customers.
  • Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Must respond to requests made in a fast-paced environment by upper management that require data to be extracted from SAP and converted to Excel or other applications.
     

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or similar.
  • Good knowledge of MS office pack is required.
  • Experience of 2 years in a comparable (SSC) AP environment is an asset. Working and experience with SAP ERP FI and MM modules would be seen as an added value.
  • Have a detailed understanding of the Accounts Payable process.
  • Ability to develop, apply and continuously improve the principles, practices and standards within Accounts Payable.
  • Actively participate in internal trainings in order to expand knowledge in the different Finance areas.
  • Good knowledge of English is a must, any other EMEA language is an asset.
     

Competencies

  • Builds effective teams;
  • Collaborates;
  • Cultivates innovation;
  • Customer focus;
  • Demonstrates courage;
  • Drives results;
  • Ensures accountability;
  • Instills trust and exemplifies integrity.

We Offer

We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary and benefits package.

The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to three days a week from home.

LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.
 

Application & Contact

Please send us your resume via the application button.

If you would like to learn more, please feel free to contact Anna Cichocka, HR Advisor at anna.cichocka@lyondellbasell.com 

 

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We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit www.lyondellbasell.com or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

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