Senior Accountant – Accounts Payable

Finance Sumaré, Sao Paulo


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Senior Accountant – Accounts Payable

Location: Sumaré, São Paulo, Brasil

This position is flexible to be in Brasil or México
Travel: 0% 
Seniority level: Associate 
Employment type: Full-Time

Language: Fluent English and intermediate Portuguese

Objective of the Position

Responsible for ensuring the accuracy of Accounts Payable and related data. The goal is to have a clear view of the company’s current liabilities and to maximize the company’s cash flow, while maintaining good vendor relationships by processing timely invoice payments.

Work Results & Essential Actions:

  1. Invoice Processing

Approve Concur Invoice transactions for import into SAP

Manually enter invoices for indirect spend that are out of scope for Concur Invoice

Verify PO receipts in SAP for posting of direct invoices

Obtain proper approval where discrepancies in SAP PO price or quantity exist

Self-assess sales & use tax on CSE invoices

Upload ZFR files for posting of freight invoices

  1. Research & Reporting

Maintain accurate and current transaction records by:

Review AP aging

Review/research vendor statements

Provide payment status to vendors upon request

Request refund of aged credit memos

Request void check/stop payment for missing payments

Provide information for cash forecast to Accounting Manager

Provide information (invoice copies, payment info, etc.) to associates/managers as needed

Provide backup for self-assessed sales & use tax to tax preparer

  1. Month-end Duties

Ensure timely preparation of financial statements by:

Manage AP closing process

Prepare AP accruals

Prepare other journal entries as necessary

Reconcile AP subledger to GL

Reconcile GR/INR account

  1. Vendor Maintenance
  2. Maintain accurate and current vendor Payment Processing

Provide transaction detail for payments by wire transfer to Treasury

Select invoices that are due for payment by preparing payment proposal in SAP

Audit the proposal against posted invoices for accuracy


  • At least five years of experience in Accounting, Finance or Accounts Payable
  • Experience with accounting software such as SAP, JD Edwards and general ledger. Proficiency with computers with a high level of efficiency and accuracy. 
  • Excellent MS Office skills, ability to conduct data analysis and draw data-driven conclusions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong documentation, and report writing skills
  • Strong Mathematical skills - ability to apply fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to analyse large amounts of data.
  • Good at Reasoning - ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions
  • Ability to read, analyse and interpret financial reports and legal documents
  • Able to effectively present information to top management, public groups and boards of directors
  • Willingness to comply with all local, state, federal, and company regulations. 
  • Testing and configuration of new system integrations.
  • Account reconciliation, both general ledger and customer accounts
  • Strong understanding of accounting, finance, and management principles.