Accounts Payable Specialist

Posted 2 months ago by S.A Knowledge Service (SAKS), Classification: Accounting & Auditing

S. A. Knowledge Services (SAKS) is the global outsourcing arm of St Anthony's Group of Industries, specializing in Business Process Management and Knowledge Process Management Services in key areas of Finance & Accounting, Process Automation, Data Science & Al, Mobility and Customer Experience Services. We cater to a diverse portfolio of clients from the US, UK, Australia, Middle East and Sri Lanka.

We are looking for experienced resources to join our team to support on day-to-day administration monitoring of HSSE activities. For a Power & Energy company in the Middle East. This position will be based in Sri Lanka. Our client is a developer, investor and operator of power generation and desalinated water plants with 64 assets in operation, construction, or advanced development across 13 countries, with an investment value in excess 66 Billion.


Accounts Payable (AP) specialist is responsible for validating and managing the supplier invoices / inter departmental invoices priar to recording them in the ERP system. You will be responsible for resolving the queries effectively, efficiently and in a timely Manner Below are some of the defined roles and responsibilities.

Resource Profile :

Candidate need to have a bachelor's degree in accounting & finance or AAT completed or partial qualification in professional accounting studies.

2-3 years of relevant experience in processing AP transactions for a multinational organisation will be an added advantage. Prior exposure to the F & A domain with AP process expertise is mandatory.

Principal Accountabilities :

  • Evaluate all invoices and related communications received into Business Process
  • Management (BPM) workflow system.
  • Identify the Purchase Order (PO) and Non-Purchase Order vendors from the list and allocate the invoices into respective queues.
  • Validate the invoice for duplicate check, remove the duplicate invoices and inform the relevant vendor / stakeholders.
  • Validating invoices and rejecting them back to the vendor for resubmission in cases of partial / incorrect information.
  • Raise query and follow up and resolve the query with Internal and external stakeholders
  • Relaying on SAP reports in finding resolved queries and pushing the invoices for processing.
  • Reconcile vendor statements and resolve any discrepancies.
  • Invoice follow up for with vendors and internal stakeholders for Open PO's, Open GRN's.
  • Work with internal departments to resolve any payment issues.
  • Ensure all invoices are in compliance with tax regulations and company policies.
  • Assists with month-end, quarter-end, year-end closing and audits.
  • Provide suggestions to improve and streamline accounts payable processes and procedures.

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