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Accounts Payable Specialist

Älmhult, Kronoberg Finance, Accounting & Tax Full Time

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Can you really reach out to the whole world, creating a better everyday life for the many people? In Älmhult, Sweden you can. Älmhult is home to IKEA of Sweden. Here the IKEA range is developed and made available to stores and customers all over the world. At IKEA of Sweden you will work in a truly international and dynamic environment. You will have different opportunities to learn new skills and where the goal always is to create a better everyday life for the many people.

We are now looking for an Accounts Payable Specialist to the Accounting department. We offer a challenging and inspiring role where you will have the possibility to be a part of a great team working together to support the business in the best possible way. Are you ready to grow with us?

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About the job
The accounting department at IKEA of Sweden manage the accounting for a number of subsidiaries within IKEA Range & Supply. As an Accounts Payable Specialist you will be a part of the Accounts Payable team and work with handling supplier invoices, securing correct coding such as account, cost center and VAT code, secure the invoice flow and making sure we pay our suppliers in time. You will also be part of improving processes to gain efficiency and quality, both internally and together with our stakeholders. You will report to the Accounts Payable Manager at IKEA of Sweden AB.

About the assignment
As an Accounts Payable Specialist you manage, together in the team, all supplier invoice administration and the main focus areas and responsibilities are; 

  • Process all supplier invoices in time, with correct accounting strings.
  • Process the supplier invoices according to global and local routines and according to the companies’ authorization matrix.
  • Run monthly accrual reports.
  • Handle the supplier setup and maintenance.
  • Create and load supplier payment proposals
  • Actively participate in the work to increase efficiency and quality and to improve the processes.
  • Participate in creating/maintaining manuals, guides and routines.
  • Actively participate in projects when needed
  • Inform, support and train other users in the invoice handling system


About you
We believe that you have good knowledge within accounting, the VAT area and have experience from an international environment. Perhaps you previously have worked within an accounting department for some time and are now ready for new challenges.

You take pride in being accurate, are analytical and are able to complete your tasks efficiently. You are curious, are open to new ways of working and strive to improve processes. Development comes natural for you and is a vital part to reach the vision and the goals.

You have good knowledge of MS Excel, are interested in and have experience from working with financial systems like CODA or Basware Alusta.

To be successful in this role you need to have a strong business understanding and to be able to prioritize your work. As a person you are positive, a good team player and have good communication skills in both Swedish and English. 

The IKEA values inspire you and creating a better everyday life for the many people guides you in your work.

More Information

If you have any questions about the role please contact the Accounts Payable Manager, Joakim Pålsson +46 72-352 89 95 or Recruitment specialist Jakob Bergström +46 70-147 48 90.

Does this sound interesting to you? Please send your application, CV and personal letter, in English latest by November 26th, 2019. Make sure you tell us why you would be a good fit for this role!