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Accounts Payable Specialist (with English and French)

Global Blue Slovakia s. r. o.

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Vienna, Austria
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 2 500 EUR/month14th salaries + 7% bonus
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Nature and aim of the position

The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for the complete, accurate, and timely booking and preparation of payments of supplier invoices for countries assigned. The holder of that position ensures compliance with rules relating to supplier invoices, such as local/legal VAT rules, internal Global Blue (GB) policies and SOX.

Main duties:
Processing of supplier invoices accurately in a timely manner and routing to appropriate employees for approval to ensure payment terms are met. Processing includes steps such as control, coding and booking as well as standing orders invoices
Ensure correct local VAT treatment of supplier invoices in connection with the processing of the invoices
Ensure posting of invoices are compliant with internal Global Blue policies and SOX
Requests for maintenance of supplier master data in the system
Timely follow up on pending invoices and approvals
Ensure payable costs are consistently paid to creditors as per agreed payment terms
Processing of travel expenses and bank booking, including VISA card invoices, when applicable
Reconciliation of accounts payable accounts and respective sub ledger including follow up on any long open items
Reconciliation of the input VAT booked and transferred to accounting system
Research and resolution of invoice discrepancies and issues
Participation in process improvements and sharing of information with the whole team
Month- and Year-end closing activities and support
Input on weekly cash flow forecast submission for account payable accounts
Back up for other entities
Complete other tasks identified as high priority or as required by the team leader or manager

Areas of responsibilities:
Daily booking and follow up of invoices for the assigned countries
Compliance with local/legal VAT rules in the assigned countries, internal Global Blue policies and SOX
Preparatory work for financial year end closing, including external and internal audits for accounts payable
Accurate weekly cash flow forecast for accounts payable in the assigned countries
Support and interaction with both internal and external customers, including local and international suppliers
Development and documentation of business processes to improve internal controls
Support on ongoing improvement initiatives and projects
Maintaining and continuously updating of country specific process documentations and knowledge capturing

Reporting and collaboration:
Team leader Accounts Payable department ACC
Financial/GL Accounting teams in the local country
Communication with partners in local countries

Employee perks, benefits


Global Blue offers a fast-paced, team environment. You will receive an outstanding total compensation and performance-related salary plan depending on your professional and personal qualifications. As we believe your compensation goes beyond your pay check, we offer a competitive salary plus yearly bonus, as well as a wide range of other perks and benefits:
Work in fast growing international company
Most state of the art office environment
Multi-cultural environment
Inspiring colleagues from many different countries
Benefits – lunch vouchers, company doctor, refreshment
Employee referral program
Teambuilding, Team events, Christmas Party

Global Blue guarantees a competitive and performance-related salary depending on your professional and personal qualifications. As required by Austrian federal law we hereby state, that the guaranteed legal annual Min. compensation according to the Austrian collective agreement amounts to 29325,52 € however, the total compensation is a subject of individual agreement

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Educational Specialization

accounting, finance

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1) or French - Upper intermediate (B2)

Other knowledge

Microsoft Excel - advanced
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) - advanced

Number of years of experience

accountant, Accounts payable

Personality requirements and skills

Profile and education:
Degree in Finance/Business/Accounting or other related fields
2 years of relevant experience in Accounts Payable (AP)
Knowledge of Accounts Payable process (or some other equivalent Finance process) gained through financial accounting experience for at least a year
Knowledge of local accounting rules and relevant legislation for some EU countries an advantage

Specific skills and knowledge:
Computer skills: Advanced user in MS applications
Computer skills: Proficiency or expertise in Excel, VBA knowledge an advantage
Language skills: Advanced level of English (written and verbal); other languages like French, Spanish or German will be considered an advantage
Strong team player with social competence and communication skills, especially when working with different target groups within an international environment
Independent, reliable, results-oriented, and self-motivated
Organizational, problem-solving skills, and prioritization skills
Customer oriented and highly proactive with adaptable approach


Brief description of the company

Global Blue is the expert on international traveller shopping and spending. Today, the strength of our organisation and global presence enables us to provide over 63 000 travellers with Tax Free Shopping services every single day and we quickly became the global leader in Tax Free Shopping, facilitating the process for both merchants and shoppers.

Number of employees

50-99 employees

Company address

Global Blue
Handelskai 92
1200 Vienna