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Accounts Payable Executive

Requisition ID 13053
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-MV1
Posting Type LI

About Kerry


Kerry offers the industry’s largest portfolio of Taste & Nutrition Systems and Functional Ingredients & Actives, serving the Global Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries. We work with the world’s top Retailers and Manufacturing companies to produce some of the best private-label products and tailored Food & Beverage solutions on the market. We also work with the leading Food Service chains helping to deliver appetizing, relevant and innovative custom solutions, using our expertise in new product development, production and commercialization.


Founded in 1972 in Co. Kerry, Ireland, the Kerry Group has annualised sales in excess of €7 Billion and supplies over 15,000 food ingredients and flavour products to customers in more than 140 countries worldwide. We have established over 140 manufacturing sites, operate in over 30 countries, and employ 25,000 people worldwide. 


Kerry has been present in the Asia-Pacific region since 1997 and has grown its business to become a supplier of choice for our regional and local customers. With over 4,500 employees across the Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA), Kerry has many exciting opportunities at our many Development & Application Centres, Sales Offices and Manufacturing sites. Spread over 18 countries – and growing – Kerry plays a large role in supplying food & beverage solutions to this diverse region.


Our Values:      Courage | Ownership | Inclusiveness | Open-Mindedness | Enterprising Spirit

About the role


The A/P Executive will be responsible for all accounting work that are associated with processing Accounts Payable transactions including payments and travel and expense processing. In this role, you will process invoices, credit notes and debit notes from vendors accurately & on a timely manner, and complete payments and control expenses by verifying/reconciling invoices.

Key responsibilities


•Validation and booking of supplier invoices and matching invoices with Purchase Orders (PO)  
•Obtaining appropriate approvals for non-PO invoices 
•Fund Request and Payments processing 
•Handling Supplier and Site queries relating to payables  
•Processing Travel Expense Reports 
•A/P month-end closing and reporting and supporting the A/P Senior Executive/Team Leader in carrying out the responsibilities of A/P department
•Maintains historical records by microfilming and filing documents  
•Respond to A/P Helpdesk tickets within 2 days from receipt date 
•Involve in data cleansing activity and data ownership transfer  
•Participate in Daily Huddles and collaborate with internal customers, i.e. Site, Procurement, Supply Chain, MDM, Tax, Compliance, Finance team etc. as required 
•Email and phone interactions with Vendors and auditors (if required)
•Participating in knowledge transfer and process documentation to secure a safe transfer of A/P work from Finance departments abroad to the Shared Service
•Supporting, if required, other process areas during peak periods of work
•Participating in continuous improvement initiatives within the A/P process area and Shared Service as a whole

Qualifications and skills


•Diploma/Degree in Accounting, Finance or other related discipline with at least 2 years’ work experience and knowledge of invoice posting/payment processes 
•CONCUR processing experience is preferred, with ERP (SAP) knowledge 
•Enjoys working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where the focus is on continuous improvement, change and the challenge to make it better  
•Process driven, systematic, analytical with keen eye for details 
•Excellent understanding of value for vendors and stakeholders 
•Ability to handle queries in an efficient and professional manor and communicate promptly with our Vendors/Internal Customers 
•Efficient use of MS Office tools to document, analyse, interpret and present data to bring about efficiencies in the process
•Respect for various cultures and able to work effectively in a complex (matrix) environment 
•Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate in fluent English & Mandarin (speak, read & write) is a must as this role will deal mainly with our China sites, where daily correspondences are usually in the local language

Work Location: Kerry Business Services, Johor Bahru 

Reporting to: A/P Team Lead 

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