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 Accounts Payable Senior Coordinator-LATAM - Exton, Pennsylvania, United States

Job information
Posted by: Shire 
Hiring entity type: Biotech and Pharmaceuticals 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Accounting
Administrative - Financial Processing
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: in same country 
Languages: English - Fluent
Portuguese - Fluent
Minimum education: Associate Degree 
Minimum years experience:
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: / Latpro-3567328 
Date posted: Sep-07-2017
State, Zip: Pennsylvania, 19341


The Accounts Payable Senior Coordinator is responsible for general accounting and administrative support for the Accounts Payable functions within the Shared Service Center Americas group. Primary responsibilities are processing vendor invoice and supporting the Shire Business. Works on assignments that are complex in nature where considerable judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations.


70% Processes invoices in JD Edwards / SAP / ReadSoft. Assist in follow-up and resolution of vendor issues in the A/P mailbox and personal email.
10% Assist Manager with special projects as needed
20% Coordinates invoice review. Interfaces with in-house personnel regarding accounts payable issues.


Education and Experience Requirements

2+ years' experience in accounts payable.
Associate or Bachelor degree preferred.
Experience in service-oriented or regulated industries would be a plus.
Bilingual in English and Portuguese required.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with invoice processing in JD Edwards and/or SAP preferred.
Requires strong attention to detail in composing and proofing materials, establishing priorities, scheduling and meeting deadlines.
Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing tasks and demands.
Ability to communicate effectively with contract organizations and respond to inquiries or complaints.
Requires an organized person that can lead the staff in a group project
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work independently, take initiative and complete tasks to deadlines.
A demonstrated customer service focus will be another critical success factor for this position. This is a service organization and that will require the highest commitment to understanding customer needs and meeting/exceeding their expectations.
Must ensure all communications and interactions are professional, courteous and show a desire to be of service.

Complexity and Problem Solving

Good knowledge of the various systems used by Shire for Procure to Pay and Accounts Payable.
Dealing with changes to the Delegation of Authority matrix, on an ad hoc but also a 'wholesale' basis

Internal and External Contacts

All of PA based Shared Service Center Americas personnel
All internal colleagues involved in the process to procure and pay for goods and services at Shire
Internal business users related to AP & Procure to Pay
External vendors
Others as arising from ad hoc tasks assigned

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.


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