Japanese Accounts Payable Specialist, APAC-(180000MV)
Position : Accounts Payable Specialist, APAC (Japanese Speaking)
Summary of the Position
The APAC Accounts Payable Specialist (Japanese) provides direct support for processing the day-to-day vendor invoice and payment obligations, as well as other duties, reporting to the APAC Accounts Payable Manager.
The person filling this role will perform these duties for our entity in Japan, but will also be required to support other entities within APAC.
The primary responsibilities for this role include (but are not limited to) :
Process full cycle accounts payable transactions
Research and resolve vendor and employee questions & issues
Assist with month end accruals and reconciliations
Maintain vendor information
Backfill other AP team members as necessary
Document all recurring procedures to ensure that this function could be effectively handed over to a replacement (temporarily or permanently)
Build strong and effective working relationships with external / internal customers and WW Finance Team to ensure coordinated management of APAC AP
Identify & initiate process improvements
Maintain an effective filing system for all physical & soft correspondence & records pertaining to the role
Other adhoc projects and duties as required
Qualifications / Skills Desired and Preferred :
Fluent Japanese speaker, possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills
3+ years of accounts payable full cycle processing experience.
Experience in an electronic accounts payable processing environment.
Experience processing vendor invoices from multiple locations.
Must have good oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with all departments and levels within the company.
Must have good organizational skills and the ability to work efficiently and effectively in a high-volume, fast-faced environment, with multinational experience a plus
Accounting Degree or some college level accounting coursework strongly preferred but not required.
Strong computer literacy, particularly Excel & Word, experience with Netsuite, Coupa & Concur an advantage
Strong desire to meet / exceed targets and deliver within deadlines
High degree of accuracy and reliability in data processing and financial analysis
Willingness to take on additional projects or workload from time to time
Mature & professional approach to work to ensure the person respects the confidentiality of the data they are responsible for and has the confidence of other employees so they are willing to disclose such data
Ability to work and deliver within tight deadlines and willingness to work longer than standard hours to ensure a task is completed on time when required
Ability to work effectively with both internal and external customers