Accounts Payable Analyst - Payments

Employer: BAT Romania
  • Accounting - Finance
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Updated at: 23.07.2024
    Remote work: On-site

    BAT is evolving at pace - truly like no other organisation.

    To achieve the ambition we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to embrace our values every day. Come be a part of this journey!


    JOB TITLE: Accounts Payable Analyst - Payments


    SUB FUNCTION: Banking Operations

    CITY & COUNTRY: Bucharest, Romania


    What are the key objectives and expectations from this role?

    The Banking Operations Payments Analysts will be responsible for processing all the payment related activities for external vendors and employee payments in alignment with the internal agreed payments calendar or business ad-hoc requirements.

    What is the direct impact of this role on the team or organization?

    This role is instrumental in ensuring that all payments are performed in time and accurately. This activity is needed for the company as it covers a wide range of payments like: taxes, payroll, Sanctioned vendors, etc. The Banking Operations Team supports the operational delivery of the payments processing service for GBS BAT providing payment services to 200 different company codes, leading all aspects of the accurate and timely processing of approx. 2600 Payments / month. Provide a quality check function for the team, supporting a culture of continuous improvement to not only meet, but exceed the service standards set by the Service Level Agreement while working to improve financial compliance environment.

    Reports to: Banking Operations Assistant Manager

    Number of Direct Reports: NA

    Core Relationships:

    • Internal - AP, EM collaborators, BCT, Compliance, BOC, ITD, GTO, AR, EDM, BSC
    • External - Suppliers, TCS, External banking service providers (Finastra, global and local banks)

    Geographic Scope: Global

    Travel Required: N/A


    • Responsible for payments transactions to external vendors, employees, taxes, dividends, payroll, sanctions, intercompany/intracompany transfers
    • All activities must be performed within tight cut-offs and in alignment the standard payments calendar
    • Processing ad-hoc requests like emergency payments requests and manual payments
    • Monitor's status of the payments and takes vital actions, including engaging with external banks, technical team, local collaborators, other service lines from GBS, to ensure that all payments are optimally performed
    • Ensure all activities are being processed within Sox / internal control boundaries for all payments
    • Acts as single point of contact for the following situations: payment date, proof of payment, rejection reasons, central bank's requirements
    • Helps with UAT for new company codes creation, activity migration, new solution implementation
    • Provides support on the monthly Key Performance Indicators on emergency and manual payments and any ad-hoc reports requests
    • Onboarding and documentation for: new joiners within the team, support for payment approvers (including bank account creation), maintain the payments procedures up to date at company code level
    • Ensures all e-mails and queries are processed accurately and within SLA
    • Understands and applies relevant financial skills and knowledge.
    • Thorough, analytical, proactive, and able to work under pressure with minimum supervision
    • Problem solving oriented approach and ensuring fast reaction in identifying and implementing solutions
    • Continuous improvement oriented and applying any opportunities of simplifying the processes



    Experience Required

    • 1 to 3 years' experience in Finance & Accounting in a multinational corporation
    • Knowledge of English at an advanced level
    • Problem solving and attention to details

    Education / Qualifications / Certifications Required

    • Bachelor's degree, preferably with specialization in Finance


    • Experienced user of Microsoft suite of applications (including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)
    • Previous experience in using SAP CRM
    • Experience in a previous multicultural work environment


    At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

    • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
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    • Seal Award winner - one of 50 most sustainable companies


    Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

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