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Accountant

Job area Corporate functions Location Pune II, India. Contract type Full time

This role is in Accounts Payable Process in a fast paced, high volume WSS environment that supports Vanderlande’s global business and operations that use JD Edwards application for financial accounting and reporting.  The position is responsible to closely working with the WSS Managers, DPO-P2P, Centralized P2P team, Sourcing team and other departments.  Applies expertise to advance the goals of the business with a high degree of efficiency and quality for Vanderlande’s business units.

Essential Functions:

  • Promotes teamwork and works across organizational boundaries to deliver results
  • Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared goals.
  • Participates on project enhancements as Subject Matter Expert.
  • Challenges the status quo; experiments with new approaches; is innovative and shares relevant feedback to upskill the individual/team’s performance
  • Works with the DPO-P2P in strategy deployment and, share ideas for strategy development
  • Delivers other activities assigned by WSS Manager, DPO-P2P or special requirements for management or company
  • Proactively identifying areas of process simplification, improvement and automation
  • Work on remediation of gaps identified as part of various audits – Internal, External, J-SOX, Peer Review
  • Provides customer support (Internal & External Stakeholders) and partners to provide feedback/resolution to issues by metrics monitoring
  • Is adaptable and open to new ways of operating; embraces change & Learns quickly when facing new situations
  • Holds himself/herself and others accountable for demonstrating ethical behavior, Establishes and reinforces clear expectations for integrity
  • Evaluates various aspects of information to draw appropriate conclusions in a timely fashion
  • Know and comply with Vanderlande policies: Global Ethics, Values, Management Environmental Safety and Security and Health
  • Closely working on the local nuances and regulations to secure the work centrally e.g. Tax, Unclaimed property etc..
  • Reporting & analytical approach, analyze and interpret the ‘data trends’ historical data vs present data, Comparison of data & provides on-going analytical support through the utilization of data management
  • Identify key deviations / exceptions from standard process considering  local knowledge, rules, regulation etc.
  • Gives timely inputs on changes in rules /regulation, way of working, customs etc.
  • Give constant feedback to central team on improvements, best practices, lessons learned, issues etc.
  • Help in implementation of new tooling, change in existing process, developing new processes etc.
  • Provide meaningful regional insights through the P2P community call/Best practice sessions
  • Promote Teaming culture while working on shared goals (specially with RTR and OTC community)

Basic Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Equivalent experience in the Finance domain
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience in Accounts payable/Finance domain
  • Customer service industry experience essential, preferably captive shared service experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to identify the issue and propose a solution
  • Good knowledge of internal controls especially J-SOX requirements
  • Knowledge of AP processes and related financial processes.
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Holds strong Business acumen and can work with Internal and External stakeholders
  • ERP knowledge preferably J D Edwards and other Tools (Bellin/MXP/Tungsten etc)

Position Criteria:

  • Sound MS Office skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word) required
  • Good Accounting knowledge
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Structured approach to problem solving and issue resolution
  • Ability to apply accounting system expertise to troubleshoot financial system problems, resolve customer issues and implement new solutions.
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Highly motivated self-starter who can work well in a team environment or independently.
  • Adaptable to change.
  • Demonstrates strong skills on following competencies: Dealing with Ambiguity, Customer Focus, Functional/Technical Skills, Integrity and Trust, Drive for Results.

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