Penguin Random House LLC Accounts Payable Associate-Input in Westminster, Maryland

Company: Penguin Random House LLC - Bertelsmann Accounting Services North America Job ID: 18157 The Bertelsmann Accounting Services, operating through Penguin Random House LLC. is seeking an experienced Accounts Payable Associate-Input to join their team. Under moderate supervision, is responsible for processing all variations of vendor invoices, check/wire requests, T&E reports and other similar entries, as well as monitoring EDI/electronic invoice postings, reconciliation of employee payment accounts and electronic filing of verified work. Takes ownership of responsibilities and is accountable for individual results. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for daily electronic and paper processing of invoices, credits, check requests and other payment requests into SAP system with speed and accuracy and within established guidelines • Responsible for accurate verification and posting of entries into SAP system • Processing of Travel & Entertainment (corporate credit cards and employee reimbursements) reports via the Concur system including verification of receipts and project coding • Processing of employee reimbursement and maintains/reconciles spreadsheet monthly • Makes logical and sound decisions, and keeps management apprised of potential problems/concerns • Professionally responds to inquiries from internal and external customers/vendors • Knowledge of tax codes (taxable vs. non-taxable) relevant to payments processed • Daily electronic filing of processed/verified work • Actively identifies on-going issues and recommends solutions to correct or improve our processes • Possess overall comprehension of various processing procedures, account code structures, approval requirements, etc. for entry/payment processing via SAP • Possess comprehensive knowledge of SAP A/P and purchasing modules in relation to processing and/or required research for vendor account payment status/ inquiries • Performs other tasks and projects as needed • Manages priorities to meet deadlines within established guidelines • Demonstrates self-reliance and resourcefulness Education • High school diploma or equivalent Professional experience / competencies / traits • Demonstration of exceptional data entry skills • 1-2 years accounting experience preferred • Possess strong computer, math and analytical skills • Accurate and detail oriented • Able to set priorities and manage the daily workflow • Ability to work effectively in fast-paced environment with heavy work volume and with others in a team environment to meet individual and departmental goals • Ability to identify and communicate problems for resolution • Effective oral and written communication skills Bertelsmann is building a global network of Accounting Shared Service Centers (ASSC) to bundle and standardize the Group's accounting processes. This includes Accounting Shared Service Centers at existing Bertelsmann locations in core European countries, North America and China. Become part of the Shared Service Center organization at our Westminster (MD) location. We look forward to your application for this exciting and varied job at one of the world's largest media corporations. Join us in shaping the world of media, services and education. We offer business challenges and exciting projects in attractive work environments, as well as individual career and development opportunities. Bertelsmann operates in some 50 countries around the world. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group, and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. Bertelsmann Accounting Services values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. The Bertelsmann Accounting Services, operating through Penguin Random House LLC. is seeking an experienced Accounts Payable Associate-Input to join their team. Under moderate supervision, is responsible for processing all variations of vendor invoices, check/wire requests, T&E reports and other similar entries, as well as monitoring EDI/electronic invoice postings, reconciliation of employee payment accounts and electronic filing of verified work. Takes ownership of responsibilities and is accountable for individual results. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for daily electronic and paper processing of invoices, credits, check requests and other payment requests into SAP system with speed and accuracy and within established guidelines • Responsible for accurate verification and posting of entries into SAP system • Processing of Travel & Entertainment (corporate credit cards and employee reimbursements) reports via the Concur system including verification of receipts and project coding • Processing of employee reimbursement and maintains/reconciles spreadsheet monthly • Makes logical and sound decisions, and keeps management apprised of potential problems/concerns • Professionally responds to inquiries from internal and external customers/vendors • Knowledge of tax codes (taxable vs. non-taxable) relevant to payments processed • Daily electronic filing of processed/verified work • Actively identifies on-going issues and recommends solutions to correct or improve our processes • Possess overall comprehension of various processing procedures, account code structures, approval requirements, etc. for entry/payment processing via SAP • Possess comprehensive knowledge of SAP A/P and purchasing modules in relation to processing and/or required research for vendor account payment status/ inquiries • Performs other tasks and projects as needed • Manages priorities to meet deadlines within established guidelines • Demonstrates self-reliance and resourcefulness Education • High school diploma or equivalent Professional experience / competencies / traits • Demonstration of exceptional data entry skills • 1-2 years accounting experience preferred • Possess strong computer, math and analytical skills • Accurate and detail oriented • Able to set priorities and manage the daily workflow • Ability to work effectively in fast-paced environment with heavy work volume and with others in a team environment to meet individual and departmental goals • Ability to identify and communicate problems for resolution • Effective oral and written communication skills Bertelsmann is building a global network of Accounting Shared Service Centers (ASSC) to bundle and standardize the Group's accounting processes. This includes Accounting Shared Service Centers at existing Bertelsmann locations in core European countries, North America and China. Become part of the Shared Service Center organization at our Westminster (MD) location. We look forward to your application for this exciting and varied job at one of the world's largest media corporations. Join us in shaping the world of media, services and education. We offer business challenges and exciting projects in attractive work environments, as well as individual career and development opportunities. Bertelsmann operates in some 50 countries around the world. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group, and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. Bertelsmann Accounting Services values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.