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Accounts Payable Specialist

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: R0008375
Date Posted: Mar 21, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail STS USA is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, Accounts Payable Specialist, who thrives in a fast-paced environment.  The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks, working independently and as part of a team.  Possessing experience in accounts payable or purchase to pay process, in order to have the ability to be accountable for several less complex accounting areas, with an opportunity to support various other areas.  This role will be a focal point for the entire accounts payable process, specifically, the posting and payment of  invoices.  The position is based in Pittsburgh, PA.
Who We Are:
Hitachi Rail STS is an international leader with a global presence in signaling and the implementation of integrated transport systems for freight and passenger railways, as well as mass transit systems. We design, manufacture and implement signaling systems for the management and control of freight and passenger traffic on mainline railways as well as metros.
Hitachi Rail STS is not only a valuable company, but a company based on values. We believe that our five key values guide our actions and make Hitachi Rail STS a competitive, effective company: Customer Focus, Innovation and Excellence, People, Team Spirit, and Integrity.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Part of accounting and financial reporting team.  The overall team responsibility includes management of the overall accounting for the company, including the monthly close process, and more robust quarterly financial reporting.
  • This position is part of the accounts payable team, that is responsible for the accounts payable process, and the posting of vendor invoices, ensuring relevant internal control process’ are followed.
  • The company utilizes SAP as the accounting and overall ERP system.  Including the Vendor Invoice Management module (an automated tool for invoice posting).  This position will be a primary individual responsible for the accuracy of the accounts payable process in SAP, and running recurring SAP transactions as part of the monthly closing process.
  • Direct contact with company vendors.  Support vendors with all potential issues/concerns regarding invoices.
  • Internal point of contact between many company organizations (supply chain, procurement, project management/controlling) in resolving vendor invoice related issues and facilitating proper recording of invoices and issue resolution.
  • Point of contact with treasury organization in facilitating payment of invoices via the banks through check payment or electronic transfer.
  • Support manual check process, and review of employee expense reimbursement process.
  • Perform financial analysis of required payments and communicate requirements to company top management on a constant basis.

Required Skills/ Knowledge:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in accounting and/or accounts payable. 
  • Strong communication skills.
  • The ability to collaborate well internally and externally also under difficult/stressful periods.

 Desired Skills/ Knowledge:

  • Experience with SAP


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting or related degree.


  • English - Proficient

Hitachi Rail STS employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation.   We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at
It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail STS USA Inc. to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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