• *Senior Accountant - Delaware

    Job Locations US-DE-Wilmington
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/5/2018 4:40 PM)
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  • Overview

    Solenis is a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power, and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets, and minimize environmental impact. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company operates 30 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of 3,500 professionals in 118 countries across five continents. For additional information about Solenis, please visit |Twitter | LinkedIn.


    Solenis is staffed with great minds and powered by ingenuity. When you join the Solenis team, you become part of a global community of 3,500 experts who work together to provide advanced process and water treatment solutions. Our team members take pride in their ability to think dynamically and help solve our customers’ unique challenges. If you’re interested in becoming a part of our elite team, please explore our current career opportunities.


    The North American Accounts Payable Lead under the direction of the Corporate Treasury Manager will be responsible to improve work processes while monitoring and measuring work activity of the North America payable processing teams, ensuring all invoices are processed and paid timely while maintaining an effective internal control structure. 


    In addition, be responsible to review accounts for coding, periodically process invoices, and prepare ad hoc analysis and spreadsheets. 


    This role will partner with Global counterparts to create standard and scalable global processes that demonstrate a united philosophy of working in the Solenis Finance team. This individual will also be required to provide input and participate in projects and perform other duties such as support of the accounting team. 


    Position Requirements


    Direct collaboration with the N.A. and Mexico business units, the Accounts Payable Global Shared

    Services team (Hyderabad) and Disbursement team (Warsaw, Poland) to ensure effective and efficient

    process flow of the complete payable cycle, and ensuring that processes are compliant with financial

    standards and regulation.


    Accounts Payable

    • When requested, uploads, index and submit via WorkFlow important documents for processing
    • Ensures that delinquencies and collections are resolved on a timely manner collaborating with the parties involved for successful resolution
    • Works with the A/P GSS center closely to create most effective way to resolve outstanding and aged items
    • Escalation contact for business units, shared services and suppliers to resolve payment issues
    • Execute, review, and monitor all payable internal audit controls



    • Monitors the efficiency of the check outsourcing process, and ensures the payable cycle is completed
    • Monitors the return/reject process to close the gap of items that have been returned and need re-issuance
    • Directly collaborates with the team to maintain and clean-up faulty data to ensure accuracy in processing. i.e. Payment methods correction, banking details deletion when inaccurate, etc.


    1099 Process

    • Manages 1099 process- assess withholding classification, mark liability status, reconcile records for 1099 issuance, and ensures W-9/W8 compliance requirements.
    • Ensures fees and expenses are properly segregated for accurate form accounting prior to submission. Currently done manually via spreadsheet.
    • Manages the validation of the TIN matching process for final upload to the IRS site by VP Controller.
    • Prepare and analyses 1099 report for vendor form issuance and submission to meet compliance deadlines.
    • Completes and file automatic extension of time request to ensure vendors have an opportunity to request corrections, if needed.
    • Coordinates with IT the IRS Fire System testing of variant and notes for test filing, and production final transmission.


    Special Projects

    • Support technical upgrades/enhancement projects to improve overall efficiency of process. e.
      • Telecommunications – Electronic payment set-up, supplier portal maintenance, etc.
      • EDI implementation
    • Internal and external audit support, when required.


    Process Improvement:

    • Assessment and preparation of ‘Scope of Work’ documentation to ensure processes are well documented for internal control
    • Creates forms, when needed, to create consistency and promote a formal process flow
    • Collaborates with the APAY Process Improvement team to implement effective and efficient processes for NA



    • Ad-hoc management reports as requested
    • Provide support to the accounting team when needed



    • Bachelor Degree in Finance/Accounting or Business Management with relevant experience
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience in accounting and accounts payable
    • Excellent communication, presentation and analytical skills
    • SAP ECC 6.0 experience required
    • Experience with OCR, Workflow, and E-Invoicing strongly preferred
    • Proficient in Excel spreadsheet functions
    • Must be a self-starter possessing solid communication skills
    • Demonstrated attention to detail along with multi-tasking and organization qualities


    At Solenis, we understand that our greatest asset is our people. That is why we offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and numerous opportunities for professional growth and development. So, if you are interested in working for a world-class company and enjoy solving complex challenges, whether in the lab or the field, consider joining our team.


    Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including Minorities / Women/ Veterans / Disabled.  
    Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


    Should you require assistance in applying to this opportunity, please reach out to Solenis Talent Acquisition at 1-888-756-2701.  #LI-JD1


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