Accounts Payable Coordinator

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Date: May 22, 2024

Location: Berlin, DE

Company: Springer Nature Group

 

About Springer Nature Group

Springer Nature opens the doors to discovery for researchers, educators, clinicians and other professionals. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals, platforms and technology solutions reach millions of people. For over 180 years our brands and imprints have been a trusted source of knowledge to these communities and today, more than ever, we see it as our responsibility to ensure that fundamental knowledge can be found, verified, understood and used by our communities – enabling them to improve outcomes, make progress, and benefit the generations that follow. Visit group.springernature.com and follow @SpringerNature / @SpringerNatureGroup

 

Job Title: Accounts Payable Coordinator

Location(s): Berlin - Hybrid Working Model

 

About the Role

In this position you will be a member of our Accounts Payable Team and therefore part of our Berlin-based Finance Shared Service Center. In Berlin, we use our extensive experience to support the Accounts Payable accounting at our publishing houses in Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Switzerland, France and Austria. In this context, we work together with an external service provider who is responsible for data entry, such as master data setup/maintenance and invoice entry. In order to process our invoices we use an electronic workflow tool that is integrated in SAP. Furthermore, you will closely work with our Finance departments, such as Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, Treasury and Controlling.

 

Role Responsbilities:

  • responsible to answer all incoming questions and queries from our suppliers as well as from internal Springer Nature colleagues.  We are using a ticketing tool to process/monitor the incoming queries. In detail you will be responsible for:
  • Reply to all incoming Accounts Payable related queries from suppliers and Springer Nature colleagues by email or phone, such as: 
  1. Payment status requests
  2. Reminders
  3. Payment issues
  4. Missing remittance advices
  5. Balance confirmations
  6. Coding issues.
  • Monitor and process all incoming, returned and direct debit payments and distribute them to the relevant AP and Royalty teams.
  • Monitor and reduce debit balances
  • Monitor invoices pending with approvers.

 

Experience, Skills & Qualifications:

  • Very good communication skills in writing and verbally
  • First experiences in Accounts Payable
  • Knowledge of ERP systems (preferable SAP)
  • English skills: Fluent
  • German skills: Fluent
  • Precision and an eye for details and analytical skills
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Pro-active problem-solver
  • IT literate and advanced in Excel
  • Fresh Graduates with first experiences in Accounts Payable are also welcome to apply. #LI-EP1

At Springer Nature, we value the diversity of our teams and work to build an inclusive culture, where people are treated fairly and can bring their differences to work and thrive. We empower our colleagues and value their diverse perspectives as we strive to attract, nurture and develop the very best talent. Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here https://group.springernature.com/gp/group/taking-responsibility/diversity-equity-inclusion

If you have any access needs related to disability, neurodivergence or a chronic condition, please contact us so we can make all necessary accommodation.

For more information about career opportunities in Springer Nature please visit https://careers.springernature.com/

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