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AP/AR Accountant

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Location: Newton Aycliffe, Durham County, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0001551
Date Posted: Sep 21, 2021
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): PlaceholderOther
Job Type (Experience Level): Executive
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile rail projects and advanced technology alongside experts from the around the globe? Come and join the fastest growing rail business in the world!

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.

Your new role

In this exciting role, initially on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract basis, out of our Newton Aycliffe depot you will be responsible for the effective, efficient and accurate financial and administrative operations in relation to P2P and billing processes.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Monthly reconciliation of Accounts Payable ledgers to general ledger control accounts and review data for reasonableness and completeness.

  • Ongoing reconciliation of supplier account relating to vendor financing scheme.

  • Periodic reconciliation of interest reimbursement relating the vendor financing scheme.

  • Prepare regular detailed analysis and reconciliations for the Goods Received Not Invoiced (GRN) Account.

  • Review and resolve aging balances within the GRN Account.

  • Analyse reasons for invoice queries and aging balances and work to streamline the internal P2P process with interacting other departments.

  • Monitor, maintain and clear GRNI account balances via transaction MR11.

  • Support the daily activity of Accounts Payable to ensure accurate and timely accounts payable processing.

  • Assisting in the improvement of internal controls related to inventory.

  • Verify accuracy of postings to supplier accounts GL accounts and cost centres.

  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices.

  • Ad-hoc duties to support the finance department as required.

About you

Essential Requirements

  • Previous experience of AP and AR processes with SAP system

  • Experience with a manufacturing and/or project based company

  • Detail oriented, professional attitude and reliable

  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills

  • Thorough knowledge of applicable accounts payable/general ledger systems and procedures

  • A thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Commitment to working as part of a team

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience of and commitment to the effective implementation of equal opportunities and CSR policies.

  • An understanding of health and safety requirements of a working environment

Why Hitachi Rail?

At Hitachi Rail you will find a passionate and collaborative environment. We operate according to our values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit. As such, we work closely as a team and empower our colleagues to take ownership and become creative in our pursuit of excellence. We take pride in the contribution we make to society and we always act with integrity and fairness towards our customers, suppliers and colleagues.

We offer a competitive salary and annual leave entitlement as well as a generous benefits package. This includes a pension scheme with contributions up to 9%, health insurance, and many more perks for you to choose from within a flexible plan that will meet your specific needs and lifestyle.

If you like the sound of the above and feel energised by the idea of joining a great brand at a moment of exciting expansion, please apply now. We look forward to hearing from you!

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