Accounts Payable Accountant (FAP-ACC-AP-2023-14-LD)

Geneva (Switzerland)
Student / Recent Graduate

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Description de l'entreprise At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern. Description du poste Introduction Do you have experience in accounts payable? Join CERN and put your skills to use in an exceptional environment! We are looking for a positive, motivated and dynamic person who is able to handle large volumes of work and maintain flexibility, while remaining attentive to detail and being well organised. You will join: The Finance and Administrative Processes department (FAP), which is responsible for effectively and efficiently managing the financial resources and commitments of the Organization, and ensuring compliance with CERN's financial rules and procedures. The Accounting Services group (ACC), which is responsible for all accounting transactions of the Organization and includes the General Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Personnel Accounting sections. The Accounts Payable section (AP), which receives all invoices and credit notes from suppliers. These are recorded, checked and authorised for payment. The section processes between 35 000 and 40 000 invoices per year. Functions Within the Accounts Payable section, you will gradually take on the following functions within the team: Recording, checking and settling of invoices received by the Organization (35 000- 45 000 per year, allocated across the team). For some suppliers with monthly invoicing and multiple orders, checking the invoices requires analysis in Excel Following up service provider and supply contracts in close collaboration with the technical managers, procurement officers and suppliers Analysing invoice data and assessing it in relation to Accounts Payable projects Coding and entering financial accounting entries related to payables, and monitoring supplier accounts Maintaining regular contact with various internal services and external parties Responding to a significant volume of ad hoc requests from both internal and external contacts (using a ticket system) Qualifications Higher administrative diploma or equivalent relevant experience in the field of accounting or finance or a related field. Experience: The experience required for this post is: Experience in accounts payable Experience in an international environment would be an advantage Technical competencies: Cost control: (cost accounting) Financial reporting and analysis Accounts payable Good knowledge of Excel Behavioural competencies: Managing self: Working well autonomously; taking on activities and tasks without prompting. Remaining objective, focussed and productive in a stressful environment; focusing on solutions rather than problems. Demonstrating accountability: Working conscientiously and reliably; delivering on promises. Presenting information accurately and objectively. Working in teams: Building and maintaining constructive and effective work relationships. Contributing to promoting a positive atmosphere in the team through an optimistic and constructive attitude; addressing issues. Demonstrating flexibility: Adapting quickly and resourcefully to shifting priorities and requirements. Demonstrating a willingness to accept changing circumstances; supporting initiatives for change. Communicating effectively: Listening actively to others and letting others speak. Providing others with timely information. Language skills: Spoken and written English: ability to understand and speak English in professional contexts as well as the ability to prepare/draft and/or translate accurate texts. Spoken and written French: ability to understand and speak at least basic French in professional contexts. Additional Information Eligibility and closing date: Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States . This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than midnight CET 16th March 2023. Employment Conditions Contract type: Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position. Job grade: 3-4 Job reference: FAP-ACC-AP-2023-14-LD Benchmark Job Title: Process/Services Assistant

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