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Accounts Payable Accountant

Pratteln, Basel-Landschaft Finance, Accounting & Tax Full Time

Job description

About us

IKEA Supply AG (ISAG) is the wholesale company within the Inter IKEA Group, owning the goods in the IKEA Distribution and Regional Customer Distribution Centers world-wide. The mains functions located at ISAG
are Purchasing & Logistic s, Regional Supply Team Europe and Finance.

The Finance organization at ISAG is responsible for financial matters of the entity including among other financial planning, performance reporting, decision making support, pricing, external accounting and reporting, tax management, customs and connected business development.

Finance Operations within ISAG Finance supports wholesale by securing an efficient and accurate payment and settlement process for suppliers and service providers, and compliant agreement administration.

About the job

As a Accounts Payable Accountant you secure IKEAs assets by controlling and authorizing commercial goods supplier’s invoices in your specific country area and supporting reimbursement of agreed buyer claims by issuing invoices towards commercial goods suppliers.

Your tasks further include to:

  • Authorize payments in timely manner to IKEA suppliers based on adherence to the purchase agreement, by performing various controls and checks on invoices.

  • Actively take responsibility and initiative to investigate the deviations relating to the invoice control.

  • Issue credit/debit notes upon investigation done by the Quality Support Centres.

  • Perform reconciliation from the purchases against sales by monitoring the re-invoicing through the IKEA invoice chain

  • Support the custom clearance by procuring commercial invoices on time in the concerned systems

  • Provide reports to stakeholders e.g. for audit purposes (i.e. EU VAT report, Purchase operations)

  • Support cooperation with main stakeholders

  • Perform assignments or projects according to competence and business needs.

  • Actively contribute to secure and increase the quality and efficiency throughout the process 

About you

To be successful in this role you need to have/be: 

  • Very good knowledge of invoicing, accounting, and payment processes

  • Good knowledge of compliance and control requirements within accounts payable

  • Knowledge of MS Office programs e.g. how to create comparison tables, charts and word document templates

  • Fluent in English
  • Ability to work under time pressure, plan towards deadlines and prioritize.

  • Capability to co-operate with others to achieve common goals.

  • Ability to quickly adapt to changes in business needs and the environment.

  • Keen on details and curiosity to know "Why".

  • Enjoying working together across functions and teams.

  • Wanting to take responsibility for own development and learning in the business.

  • Wanting to give best possible service to stakeholders

 At IKEA, we continuously look for better ways of working, following our vision to create a better everyday life for the many people. It is in our culture to work together and to be open, straightforward and inclusive. If this sounds like an environment you could enjoy working in, please apply (in english) until 11th of December 2018 via:

For further information please contact Deila Santo, Team Leader Agreement Administration and Invoice Processing Goods, tel.: +41 (0)58 853 6655. For questions about the recruitment process feel free to contact Louise Orstadius, HR Business Partner Finance, tel.: +41 (0)79 667 96 54.