Cargill Accounts Payable Associate-Temp in Heredia, Costa Rica
Accounts Payable Associate-Temp
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
This position is a key member of the Finance Shared Services Procure to Pay team. Team members are responsible for the end to end process of paying supplier invoices, processing of traveler expense reports and supporting the business units, functions and suppliers with invoice questions. Duties include working closely with business unit and function AP contacts to resolve invoice discrepancies to ensure timely payment of invoices, resolving supplier invoice inquiries and manage relationship with outsourcing partners.
75% Procure to Pay:
Responsible for processing invoices in any phase of the whole PRTP process (Non Po related, PO related, payment) keeping them under control as per payment policy
Research statements, past due notices, disconnect notices and other miscellaneous mail and supplier issues
Research/problem solve supplier inquiries received regarding accounts payable issues.This includes educating the supplier on missing or inaccurate information on invoices.
Partnering with Cargill’s Business Units and functions to resolve any supplier payment issues
Completes task using less defined procedures and escalates issues timely to PRTP supervisors.
PRTP account reconciliations.
Follow up on inquiries from vendors related to state of accounts reconciliations.
Effective and timely communication with BU/Function, Suppliers and Travelers as requested.
Provide finance support for BU/Function, as requested.
Participate in BU/Function meetings, as requested. Accounts Payable Support Tasks – Multiple support duties include; supplier check payment attachments, submit requests to update supplier records (name, address and bank account information changes), complete research on returned supplier checks, verify supplier payment information before approving wire transfers, analyzing aging of supplier account credits and various reports
Communicates with supervisor or PRTP associate professional to remove barriers to normal process
Prepares reports/materials using complex administrative procedures for use by process stakeholders
Meet all agreed KPIs, run and monitor reports as needed
Analyze root cause for discrepancies and monitor incidents/issues that impact regular role
Review PRTP processes and key internal control points to monitor alignment with the standard processes
Update process documentation as needed to eliminate future discrepancies
Initiate, suggest and demonstrate process improvements based on current expertise level
Technical degree or advance student at college level in business administration, accounting, finance, engineering field
1 year work experience in PRTP, OTSC or accounting.
Works well independently or in a team setting, comfortable moving forward in an ambiguous and constantly changing environment
Demonstrates analytical thinking, problem solvingand decision making skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Outlook)
Demonstrated commitment to internal control of company policies
Strong customer service skills
Motivated for continuous improvement
Belt in English B1 level (LATAM)
Belt in English B2 level (USA)
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Engineering or 4 years’ experience
Knowledge of JD Edwards General Ledger
Experience working in a Shared Service Center
Knowledge of SAP
Primary Location Costa Rica-Heredia
Job Type Standard
Shift Day Job
Req ID: SAN01394