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Asahi Europe and International

Data di pubblicazione 27.03.2024

AP/AR MANAGER with Italian

Join our team as AP/AR Manager with Italian language

Company overview

Asahi Europe & International is part of Asahi Group Holdings, a global beer, spirits, soft drinks, and food group with leading positions in European and Asia-Pacific markets, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan. As of November 2020, Asahi Europe & International Group runs 19 production facilities in 8 countries across Europe and is the custodian of some of the best beer brands in the world, including Asahi Super Dry, Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Grolsch and Kozel. Within the Asahi Group, the remit of Asahi Europe and International is also to develop and manage all export markets globally, outside of Japan and Oceania. Covering 90 markets and with over 10,000 passionate colleagues on board, the business is well positioned to inspire people around the world to drink better.

Asahi Europe and International (asahiinternational.com)

Functional overview

ABS encompass a broad range of financial activities designed to support businesses in their day-to-day financial operations, long-term planning, and compliance with regulations. These services are crucial for maintaining financial health, making informed decisions, and achieving the overall financial objectives of the organization. The key outputs of ABS are to provide accounting services including the summarizing and reporting of financial transactions of a business, preparing financial statements, managing accounts payable and receivable, and ensuring compliance with relevant accounting standards and regulations. ABS is also responsible to adhere to multi-jurisdiction financial regulations and reporting requirements, including ensuring compliance with these regulations and ensure accurate and timely reporting to relevant authorities. In addition to this, ABS is to use effectively use financial software and systems to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and enhance data security.

Purpose of the role:

The AP/AR Manager plays a pivotal role in overseeing both Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions within the designated market, ensuring seamless financial operations.

They ensure accurate and efficient processing of vendor invoices, payments, and compliance with financial policies for AP. Simultaneously, they strategically manage invoicing, billing, and credit/debit notes processes for AR, maintaining meticulous records of receivables.

The role involves handling escalations, collaborating with Regional Process Leads and implementing effective policies to enhance overall cash flow management. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills and a deep understanding of financial regulations to streamline and optimize both payables and receivables processes.

Responsibilities:

  • Transaction Processing Oversight: Approve rules, deviations, and vendors for AP and AR processes, ensuring accurate and timely generation of invoices.
  • Query and Discrepancy Resolution: Act as the escalation point for queries, resolving complex billing discrepancies and supervising invoice verification.
  • Payment Management: Lead payment processing for AP, ensuring adherence to schedules, and efficiently applying customer payments for AR.
  • Master Data and Vendor Oversight: Approve vendor management activities and maintain accurate records for AP and AR.
  • Audit and Compliance: Oversee month-end activities, enforce procedures, and ensure compliance with internal and external audits.
  • Continuous Process Improvement: Assess and enhance AP and AR processes, driving automation and implementing best practices.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Collaborate with internal departments and external partners for effective communication and issue resolution.
  • People Leadership: Lead and manage teams for AP and AR, setting performance goals, and fostering a high-performance culture.
  • SLA Management: Ensure strict adherence to SLAs, maintaining high service delivery standards and exceptional customer satisfaction.
  • Process Optimization Initiatives: Drive initiatives to optimize processes, improve efficiency, and enhance accuracy in AP and AR functions.


Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Finance
  • 5-7 years of experience in Accounts Payable (AP) and/or Accounts Receivable (AR)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in managing AP/AR teams
  • 5 years of experience working in shared services functions is mandatory
  • Experience of working within regional teams in a matrix environment is a must
  • English proficiency at a business professional level, Italian language is a must
  • Advanced IT/Excel skills, prior experience with SAP or equivalent is advantageous
  • Knowledge of relevant finance systems such as Ariba, Coupa, Concur, etc., will be mandatory.


What you can expect from us in exchange?

  • We will acknowledge your passionate and dedicated work by annual bonus and regular salary review.
  • You can look forward to 28 days off every year
  • As we are firm believers in a flexible way of working, don't expect a time clock in our office.
  • Every year you will get a flexible benefits budget to spend based on your preferences.
  • We'd support you in planning your future so we will contribute to your pension plan, too.
  • Beside the opportunity to work for some of the TOP brands within FMCG, you will also receive an annual budget to savor the delicious taste of our company products.


We are committed to nurturing a workplace where we celebrate and respect difference, and support everyone to be true to who they are! At Asahi Europe and International we believe you can SHINE AS YOU ARE - no matter your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, or beliefs. We want to support you to be courageous in your individuality and to know that whoever you are and whatever your circumstances, you can belong with us without having to conform.

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