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Accounts Payable Specialist

Date Posted: Aug 7, 2019

Location: St Paul, MN, US

Company: Gerdau

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About Us

Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products. Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.  Gerdau is the largest recycler in the World. Each year, we transform millions of tons of scrap into steel that is used to build the future.

 

Why you'll love it here

At Gerdau it’s all about the people. Gerdau's growth is based on our purpose and on a vision focused on excellence. The measures of performance are customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, our communities, and the World.  Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, encouraging innovation and creating products that serve humanity.

 

This is your purpose:
Responsible for high volume transaction processing and responding to vendor and internal inquiries with a customer service focus. Processing includes the entry of Accounts Payable transactions including 3-way match, the intake and sorting of incoming correspondence from vendors (mail, e-mail, fax), as well as identifying exceptions to the standard processes according to the Procure to Pay policies.  Reports to Mill Controller with overall process guidance availabl

e from Procure to Pay resources.

 

Description:

Accounts Payable (75%) - Responsible for high volume transaction processing and responding to vendor and internal inquiries with a customer service focus. Processing includes the entry of Accounts Payable transactions including 3-way match and non-purchase order invoice entry, vendor master data entry, disbursement related entries, the intake and sorting of incoming correspondence from vendors (mail, e-mail, fax), as well as identifying exceptions to the standard processes according to the department's policies and procedures.  Payroll (25%) - Perform a variety of clerical, auditing, and posting of data entry.    Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, and Excel combined with knowledge of payroll systems.  Reports to Plant Controller.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

 

Accounts Payable:

  • Retrieve, open and prepare Accounts Payable mail for ingestion into the process.
  • Receive, review and prepare multi-currency invoices according to standard procedures for entry into AP module for payment
  • Accurate and timely Accounts Payable entries (invoices and / or payments) into an integrated ERP system to realize all eligible cash discounts where appropriate.
  • Ensure proper tax codes are applied to vendor invoices per policy
  • Timely and accurate filing of vendor invoices and correspondence (physical and electronic)
  • Properly identify, log and forward exceptions for error resolution
  • Communicate with vendors and internal personnel in a timely and professional manner to resolve issues
  • Assure compliance with all company and legal/regulatory requirements (SOX, internal/external audit, and IRS)
  • Run and maintain standard reports associated with accounts payable activities

 

Payroll:

  • Verify time cards to approved time sheets for data entry into the Payroll system. 
  • Responsible for accurate payroll dollars interfacing and being recorded to the proper general ledger each month. 
  • Prepare and distribute various reports to human resources, safety, and finance as necessary or as directed.
  • Update and track vacation, vacation incentive, ESST, personal time off, disability reserve and disability rollover on-line screens for any manual checks, payroll adjustments and all vacation sell backs to assure the accuracy of these benefits.  Pay out unused vacation for designated first line supervisors and other nonexempt employees eligible for payout based on Gerdau company policies and procedures.
  • Assist with questions on paychecks or payroll deductions.
  • Other projects as assigned by management.

 

Requirements:

 

One year or more of accounts payable, payroll, or related field experience with a high school diploma.  In lieu of experience, a business related degree would be acceptable for an entry level candidate with no relevant experience

  • Software:
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel,.
    • Knowledge of SAP, HRIS, and Kronos or other payroll systems is preferred but not required.
  • Incumbent Characteristics:
    • Strong customer service skills required
    • Problem solving capabilities
    • High volume processing experience
    • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail; dependable and flexible
    • Able to work effectively in a team environment, as well with customers and external parties
    • Ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment

 

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