Senior Analyst, Invoice-to-Pay

Finance Charlotte, North Carolina


Description

Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com​.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

The Role: The Global Business Services (GBS) Invoice to Pay (I2P) Sr. Analyst will play an important role in promoting and maintaining adherence to Xylem’s Global Finance common technology platforms and best practice business process standards. This individual reports to the Regional Process Owner for Invoice to Pay (RPO I2P) and is a strategic business partner providing support to the finance teams and other key stakeholders for the units assigned.

 The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and highly motivated professional capable of working in a fast paced environment while collaborating with various business stakeholders in administering the day-to-day operation of Xylem’s Global Finance program.    

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Work as a regional point of escalation for local business unit leaders and service provider for Invoice to Pay (I2P) processing
  • Leverage business expertise to provide functional support and develop training to various end-users as it relates to invoice processing and payment
  • Serve as a strategic business partner with Service Providers (SP) for escalation and problem resolution pertaining to Purchase Orders, Goods/Services Receiving and Invoicing to ensure timely and accurate supplier payments
  • Support I2P GBS Leadership by driving problem solving and fact finding analysis
  • Provide local and regional support to end-users on GBS policies
  • Function as subject matter expert and drive best practice processes regarding Vendor Master Data
  • Lead user acceptance testing for system upgrades and changes, in partnership with the Financial Systems and Master Data Management (MDM) teams
  • Support month end close activities, as needed
  • Partner with internal stakeholders, as well as externally with the SP to assess the efficiencies of our processes and the effectiveness of our internal controls. Based on that assessment, proactively make recommendations and take steps aimed at improving  processes, increasing efficiencies and strengthening internal controls
  • Create ad-hoc reporting for leadership, effectively communicating with our business partners and leading special or cross-functional projects
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of key performance indicators (KPI) and the metrics against which the team is assessed. As a strategic partner, take steps in support of team goals and priorities aimed at improving the end user experience and improving the performance of the team as measured by key metrics.
  • Partner with internal and external auditors, providing documentation and research assistance, as needed
  • Individual may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work period’s, or otherwise to balance the workload.

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or additional equivalent experience; an MBA or Master’s in Finance or Accounting (or a related business field) is a plus.
  • 5+ years of high volume Accounts Payable Accounting experience in a fast paced dynamic environment
  • Solid understanding of the Invoice to Pay process, including sub ledger and general ledger account balancing and reconciliation
  • Strong analytical skills and data analysis ability with the background and a deep knowledge of business systems applications.
  • Accuracy and detail oriented
  • Vendor Relations experience, strong customer service skills
  • Excellent analytical skills demonstrating an ability to identify root cause, generating and evaluating alternatives and implementing solutions; Ability to recognize and recommend changes
  • Demonstrate both the ability and motivation to work collaboratively in a team environment, across regions and functions, as well as working independently with minimal oversight
  • Previous experience leading process improvement initiatives is required; Six Sigma certification is a plus
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently
  • Be a self-starter who can prioritize tasks and manage deadlines, navigate and be successful in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment; Excellent follow through skills
  • Proficient with an ERP system, such as Oracle, Smart by GEP and query tool
  • Advanced usage of Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Experience in preparing and organizing reporting and presentations effectively
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and relationship building skills
  • Familiarity with local and regional regulatory/compliance requirements a plus

 

Physical Demands:

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility

Work Environment:

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

 Standard weekly job hours: 40

Travel requirement: Minimal

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.