Title:  Accounts Payable Associate

Requisition Id:  32903
Job Function:  Finance
Career Area:  Corporate Jobs
Posting Location:  Hamburg

Position Purpose:

The Accounts Payable Associate role fulfils the support function to the Finance Team. The incumbent will help prepare timely and accurate period and year end packages in accordance with set guidelines and reporting procedures. They will also provide ongoing support to the Branch Accountant.

This position is located in our Hamburg, Germany office and on a hybrid schedule. The candidate must speak English & German. 

Key Job Activities:

Review approved invoices for accuracy and completeness.

Assist with the monthly reconciliation of vendor statements and chase for any missing invoices.

Input invoices and expenses into accounts payable sub-ledger, to ensure timely posting to conform to our vendor terms and period end schedules.

Provide timely support in resolving problems with vendor invoicing, credits and payments.

Provide support to clients to ensure vendors are set up in a timely and accurate fashion that meets or exceeds the customer service standards of the organization.

Code, total, batch, enter, verify and reconcile transactions such as accounts payable, invoices and expenses using manual and computerized methods to general and sub ledgers.

Respond to vendor inquiries, maintain good relations and solve problems by consistently communicating with our internal and external customers directly, by telephone, e-mail and by regular mail to investigate complaints.

Allocation and account coding for consolidated billing i.e. credit card statements, telephone.

Answer correspondence, prepare reports and maintain records and files related to accounting function.

Provide recommendations to improve accounts payable efficiencies through the branches and corporate companies.

Experience (EMEAA):

Required:  Completed professional training - office

Preferred:  Office / accounting skills.

Computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, SAP, Outlook.

Previous experience in performing account reconciliation would be an asset.

Previous experience in working with computerized accounts payable sub-ledger module for invoice processing and cheque runs.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Highly organized and able to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment.

Adaptable to change.

Ability to work in a team environment.

Experience of working in a highly confidential environment is required.

Must have a clean criminal records check.


The above description is meant to provide a summary of the nature and level of work being performed; it should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements of the job. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and it does not constitute any right or guarantee of employment condition. This position is open to people with disabilities. Stericycle will consider requests for workplace accommodations for protected physical or mental limitations in accordance with its human resources and risks prevention policies and local laws. To the extent permissible under local law, and consistent with business necessity, Stericycle reserves the right to modify the content formally or informally, either verbally or in writing, at any time with or without advance notice.