About Estee Lauder Companies
ELC (Estee Lauder Companies) is a global leader in prestige beauty that delights consumers with transformative products and experiences, inspiring them to express their individual beauty.
They are the only company focused solely on prestige makeup, skin care, fragrance and hair care with a diverse portfolio of 25+ brands sold in 150 countries.
Infused throughout their organization is a passion for creativity and innovation; a desire to push the boundaries and invent the unexpected.
This role is critical in providing financial support as part of the I.T. Finance Procure to Pay (PTP) team, responsible for ensuring the efficiency of accounts payables processes, providing financial reporting, and ad-hoc analysis.
Demonstrating a customer first’ attitude, the individual will partner with other functional areas to ensure the accurate and timely delivery of financial services.
The candidate will need to demonstrate a strong financial skillset in order to analyze complex business transactions and understand their impact on end financial statements.
In partnership with OneSource leadership, the individual will actively participate in identifying efficiencies and opportunities to improve the overall service delivery model.
Roles and Responsibilities
Creation of status reporting for open invoices (AP) including commentary and action items, with a focus on high priority vendors, performing investigation and providing follow up to ensure timely closure
Blocked Invoice report review, investigation, and remediation, acting as a liaison between I.T. Finance stakeholders, PTP teams, and the Buying Center for issue remediation
GRIR reconciliation, review, and action aging reporting, coordinating with stakeholders to ensure timely processing, and greater accuracy of GRIR and AP balances through partnership with RTR teams on month end accrual process
Ability to perform root cause analysis and recognize potential reasons for delinquency issues
Resolve issues causing delinquencies through strategic ongoing cross functional relationships / coordination with all levels of I.
T. personnel, Procurement / Buying Center contacts, Strategic Third-Party PTP partner and other departments as needed
Partner with various departments across the company to develop a deeper understanding of all transactions that impact I.
T. Finance processes and reporting
Develop and maintain required reporting, monitoring defined metrics to evaluate process health and provide insights for ongoing process control and sustainability
Support Process Transformation, working with various stakeholders to facilitate end to end process review and assessments, identifying opportunities to drive increased harmonization and standardization across departments, and processes
Foster environment of integrity, monitoring adherence to applicable SOX and Operational controls
Partner with Third Party Provider in the delivery of AP services, providing guidance and assistance for issue resolution
Partner with Global and Regional Process Owners, identifying areas of opportunities, and sharing best practices among other functions, in order to continually refine and evolve the service delivery model support structure
Engage in and suggest continuous process improvement ideas
Ensure that all activities are performed in the most efficient and effective manner possible
Strives for Excellence in Execution : Proactively seeks ways to improve personal and organizational effectiveness to meet current and future business needs.
Learns equally from successes and failures.
Demonstrates Learning Agility : Ability to anticipate change, face reality, draw conclusions, and swiftly mobilize to adapt to changing needs and demands.
Builds Collaborative Relationships : Builds relationships based on trust and respect. Promotes the inclusion of diverse knowledge, skills, and experiences to achieve results.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting / Finance / Administration preferred
Minimum Years of Experience : 5 years
Prior accounts payable experience preferred
Working knowledge in SAP
Fully bilingual in English and Spanish
Work shift : Monday to Friday Business hours.
Contract-type : Full-Time Permanent.
Location : Costa del Este, Panamá.