Financial Accounting Analyst

MilliporeSigma - St. Louis, MO (30+ days ago)4.0


Start: 6/1/2018

End: 12 Months from start

Role: Financial Accounting Analyst (SAP)

Hours: Office Hours – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday

Accounts Payable

  • Knowledgeable of accounting principles in order to identify correct accounts for accurate posting as well as internal control concepts
  • Matching invoices received to purchase, requisition, and receiving documentation
  • Checks accuracy; applies or verifies coding; posts; and schedules payment in keeping within standard operating procedures
  • Identifies discrepancies and determines alternative courses of action based on accounting principles
  • Possesses a high level of customer orientation to respond to vendor inquiries regarding status of accounts payable
  • Understanding of vendor payment processing including checks, wires, ACH and intercompany
  • Clear understanding of PO types to ensure the correct posting of invoices to SAP Financials
  • Understanding of outstanding check list on monthly basis and follow-ups with vendors
  • Understanding and application of scanning and OCR (Optical Character Recognition) process
  • Ability to Examine current processes for accounting control weaknesses and make recommendations for correction through Essential Job Functions
  • Develop, maintain and update assigned policy and procedures supporting AP processes and systems

Accounts Receivable

  • Experience in direct customer contact when required and effective follow up with customers and internal employees when required
  • Research and resolution of debit memos and research and resolution of credit memos
  • Understanding of customer credit card processes including chargebacks
  • Understanding of customer payment application including checks, wires, ACH and intercompany
  • Ability to create presentations for Management for review
  • Resolve old/disputed balances in a proactive and timely fashion
  • Apply all cash accurately and timely
  • Ability to Examine current processes for accounting control weaknesses and make recommendations to improve internal controls and processes
  • Create account reconciliations accurately and timely
  • Develop, maintain and update assigned policy and procedures supporting AP processes and systems
  • Knowledgeable regarding requirements for credit reviews on customer base

EDUCATION & LANGUAGES

  • Effective written and oral business communication
  • High school degree required.
  • Bachelors Degree in a business related discipline or equivalent experience strongly preferred.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in accounting/finance with direct related experience with full-cycle accounts payable or accounting knowledge.
  • Experience within a Shared Services Center preferred.
  • Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft systems, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Advanced phone skills: listens and responds to customer inquiries and handles difficult situations with care.
  • Familiarity of SAP Financials preferred.
  • Ability to reconcile accounts
  • Basic accounting knowledge is a must.
  • Ability to solve problems quickly

MilliporeSigma is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $25.00 to $30.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Financial Accounting Analysis: 3 years

Education:

  • Bachelor's

Location:

  • St. Louis, MO 63104

Required work authorization:

  • United States