Senior Accounts Payable Specialist

1 week ago
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Company/Position Overview

At SolarWorld, each and every one of our green-collar employees is helping to save the world by delivering clean energy from sand and sun. Our vision is simple; to make solar energy competitive and affordable for the average consumer. The SolarWorld group is dedicated to the core business of solar photovoltaic products and technology, operating production facilities in Germany and the USA. With the recent 500 MW expansion of our factory in Oregon, SolarWorld operates the largest solar cell and panel manufacturing site in North America.


Growth and innovation not only define our company, but also describe our employees – the foundation of our success. SolarWorld is dedicated to providing a work climate that promotes career growth, open communication and new ideas. To ensure employees’ success, we provide best-in-class benefits that focus on delivering quality of life and personal development. SolarWorld employees enjoy a minimum of 4 weeks of vacation (5 weeks for exempt) and continuing education reimbursements for qualified collegiate level programs!


Our culture not only encourages, but also demands personal responsibility, diversity, and an entrepreneurial way of thinking.   Come grow with us and build a successful career for yourself and feel good knowing that the work you do every day will build a better tomorrow!

Job Accountabilities

Reporting to the senior accounting supervisor, the accounts payable specialist is responsible for full-cycle accounts payable including receiving, processing, verifying and reconciling vendor invoices and employee expense reports. Additional functions include intercompany, bank account and fixed asset reconciliations, W9/1099 filing and participation in month-end close activities.


Primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Receive, audit, verify and process invoices utilizing three-way match to generate vouchers for payment. This includes domestic and international invoices for raw materials and freight.
  • Assists in month end close activities including account and vendor reconciliation
  • Respond verbally and in writing to address internal employee questions and external vendor inquiries and invoicing issues.
  • Assists in year end audits.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate for this position brings an enthusiasm for saving the environment through our philosophy of sustainability – “clean energy from sand and sun”.  All employees of SolarWorld must be able to operate in a flexible environment and be able to tolerate ambiguity as we develop processes to accomplish deliverables.  Our employees relish a challenge and look forward to exercising creative freedom to accomplish new tasks. 


The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:


  • Associates Degree, or equivalent years of work experience in lieu of degree
  • Minimum of 8 years of Accounts Payable in an manufacturing environment. Minimum of 3 years’ experience utilizing SAP.
  • Proven experience with cyclical A/P functions including preparing invoices, freight bills and vouchers for payment, preparing checks for disbursement, monthly closings, quarterly and year-end audits, reconciling balance sheet accounts and A/P reporting.
  • Experience working with fixed assets, special accounting projects preferred.
  • Intermediate-advanced level capabilities with MS Office applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a track record of collaborating across departments, including different levels within and outside of the organization.
  • Must be able to work within time constraints, without compromising on quality or accuracy, in an interrupt driven environment with multiple, sometimes competing priorities.
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as thrive in a dynamic, open-office team environment. 
  • Self-directed and proven initiative to work effectively as an individual and on a team.
  • Results and solutions oriented and goal focused.
  • Ability to provide professional customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Attendance is a required function of this position.

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