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United Kingdom

Japanese Speaking Accounts Payable Analyst - Fixed Term


Redditch, United Kingdom

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The AT&T Accounts Payable organization provides world-class Payables services to all AT&T entities domestically and internationally. Services include general and purchase order invoice processing, vendor management, working capital project initiatives, employee expenses, corporate credit cards, check printing and distribution, miscellaneous cash receipts, and unclaimed property recovery and remittance. 28 million invoices and expense reports, totaling over 110 billion dollars, are processed annually. This amount would rank us #60 in national GDPs of the world!  

As Accounts Payable Analyst, you will provide support to AT&T legal and managed entities for transaction processing for the Accounts Payable (AP) ledgers. You will deliver timely, accurate data processing, ensure that controls and reconciliations are to a high quality and that supplier payments are dealt with in a controlled manner.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Process of invoices and credit notes to SLA terms (7 days)
• Ensure payment runs to suppliers are made to timetable
• Supplier account reconciliations to review old items and ensure all liabilities are recorded
• Review all month end reports with Team Leader. (Logged invoices, On Hold, Pre-Payments)
• Check VAT compliance on invoices (foreign rated/exemptions etc.)
• Use common practices and established procedures to deliver increasing efficiency.
• Ensuring intercompany invoices are processed in the correct period and agreement with the AR (accounts receivable) and eliminating intercompany out of balances.
• Escalate and communicate non-compliance of processes by internal customers.
• Review all vouchers that appear to be of a doubtful or marginal business nature, retaining copies for internal security inspection.
• Communicate and issue resolution with line management, for outstanding invoices.
• Communicate with suppliers on automated payment methods
• Coverage for tasks and areas of ledgers for absence
• Ensuring intercompany invoices are processed in the correct period and agreement with the AR (accounts receivable) and eliminating intercompany out of balances.
• Minimise legal action threats and if they arise make sure they are speedily addressed

Key Competencies and Skills:

You will have a keen interest in Finance, potentially as a graduate in a financial discipline. We would also welcome applicants with limited experience in the industry and for those studying towards an Accountancy certification, we can offer a study pack, as well as flexibility in performing this role, alongside your studies.

• Fluent in Japanese
• Customer focused
• Organised approach to work flows
• Accounting knowledge to understand and take appropriate action to accounting issues
• ePro and CFAS Accounts Payable knowledge over all aspects of the modules, an advantage
• Excel and Word to at least an intermediate level
• Excellent process and controls awareness
• Pragmatic, thorough and disciplined

Education and Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree

Additional Information:

The AT&T Accounts Payable team cover 70 countries, comprise of 45 individuals, 19 different nationalities and 25 languages. Shared Services spans across many Finance support functions that include Global Fraud Management, Sales Compensation, Payroll, Global Payments (Customer Payments), Accounts Payable, Risk Management and Global Legal Demand Center. You will be joining an extraordinarily diverse team, with progression opportunities across another 100+ finance roles in the wider business.