Accounts Payable Specialist

Finance Galati, Romania


Position at Wind River

Purpose of Role:

For our offshore service center in Galati, Romania, we are looking for an EMEA Accounts Payable Specialist to support accounts payables and expense report related activities. Further expectation is to cooperate with the Accounting team on any month/quarter/year end and audit related activities.


The EMEA team is pivotal to the monthly, quarterly & annual reflection of accurate financial results for our EMEA entities in 8 different countries. Your contribution in this role will impact the success of the EMEA Finance organization.


The focus of this role is to identify and evaluate the financial impact of all operational related expenses for our various entities.


 Interface & Collaboration

You will report directly to the EMEA AP Manager, and will interact very closely with the General Ledger managers in Germany, but also to other colleagues within EMEA and the US.



Accounting and month end close activities within a 5-day close cycle. Following tasks to be performed (list is not exhaustive):


  • Evaluation, reconciliation and general reconciliation of all accounts payable related costs and accruals
  • Month/quarter/year end close activities including accrual journals, AP payment bank reconciliation, etc
  • Responsible for a EMEA entity/entities from purchasing to payments
  • Assist with fixed asset management tasks
  • Assist with Balance sheet, P&L fluctuation and cost analysis
  • Cooperation with external auditors for local statutory audits
  • Timely and accurate accounting of supplier invoices and employee expense reports for Germany, France, UK, Sweden, Netherlands, Italy
  • Initiating payments
  • Ad Hoc business intelligence reporting, as necessary
  • Cooperation with EMEA accounting team on month/quarter/year end activities from an accounting perspective
  • Communication with EMEA suppliers and employees to resolve invoice and payment issues
  • Identification of efficiency improvement opportunity & implementation of fixes, through collaboration with other team members




Key Responsibilities:

Skills & Personal Attributes required:

  • Education as accountant or similar working/education experience

(1-2 years working experience)

  • Multilingual, i.e. English fluent in word and writing, any additional language is welcome like German, Swedish, Italian, French, Dutch
  • Ability to multi-task and to flex, according to the rules, procedures & legislative framework in each different legal entity
  • ORACLE R12 knowledge preferred but not mandatory
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office especially Excel
  • work experience in a multinational environment preferably within an US Corporation
  • Action orientated with ability to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-moving environment
  • Team player - networking within Finance and other departments
  • Excellent communication and networking skills – ability to work with a wide variety of colleagues and management levels
  • Personality – friendly, self-starter, highly motivated

Reporting & Major Relationships:

  • EMEA Senior Accounting Manager
  • EMEA Finance team in Ismaning
  • EMEA suppliers and employees

  • Competitive BenefitsPackage
  • Birthday and Volunteer Time off
  • Private life, health and travel insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Employee Assistance program 

Wind River is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.