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Date: Feb 18, 2021

Location: Warsaw, PL

Company: AkzoNobel

As a team member of the Invoice to Pay structure, you will have an opportunity to build new finance processes from scratch by taking part in the transition in various European countries and not only!


Expert with the Italian language which we are currently looking for will be responsible for executing a specific area of expertise in the Invoice to Pay process ensuring this specific area is delivering the maximum contribution to the overall departmental targets.


What you can learn:

  • how to build a Center of Excellence,
  • cooperate as an expert in an international environment,
  • drive various improvement projects and develop within the internal structure — horizontal and vertical (FP&A, Consolidation & Reporting, people management).

Key objectives of the job are:

  • Operationally performing specific purchase to pay activities (eg. review of payment proposals).
  • Providing guidance to the transactional team in complicated cases.
  • Supporting the transactional team in escalations.


  • Communicating to internal/external stakeholders about changes in the area of Invoice to Pay structure (eg. preparing documentation, trainings, providing knowledge transfer etc).
  • Providing general ledger account coding when necessary and following up for approver input independently or in coordination with the BPO.
  • Reviewing all vendor payments in accordance with AkzoNobel payment policies. 
  • Initiating requests for manual or urgent payments in accordance with company policy.  
  • Confirming master data details (eg. approving financial data of suppliers).
  • Supporting the transactional team with complicated incidents in the process (eg. complicated accounting postings).
  • Supporting R2R/O2C in executing specific processes where collaboration is required (eg. Activities of MEC).


  • More than 2 years of experience in Accounts Payable-related structure. 
  • Financial and business analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of SAP, with the preference of SAP Vendor Invoice Management and SAP Finance and e-procurement suites (SAP SRM, SAP Ariba) will be a plus.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or equivalent.
  • Very good proficiency in English and Italian (additional European language will be an asset).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel).