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Accounts Payable Assistant - Perm Contract (German or Dutch Preferred)

Inchinnan, Paisley

Excellent opportunity has arisen within Thermo Fisher's European Shared Service Centre for an ambitious individual to join a fast paced team within Account Payable.

You will join the team as an AP assistant ensuring that all transactions are appropriately authorised/approved, posted and paid in a timely and efficient way.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience within an exciting and growing industry sector and work for a leading global Life Science organisation.

Why Thermo Fisher?

  • Incentive targets – At Thermo Fisher we offer you the opportunity to achieve a personal incentive based on team KPI’s which could be worth up to £1,600 per year in addition to your basic salary.
  • Planning of social events – At the monthly forum you will also have the chance to become involved with the planning of social events.

The role:

  • Reconciling ERP uploads
  • Dealing with queries in an efficient and timely manner
  • Working as part of a large team who has responsibility for accurate and timely input of information (this is essential to the company’s payment processes – vendor invoices, and to the monthly reporting of results to the Corporation.)
  • Timely checking and accurate processing of invoices and payments
  • Interface with various internal departments and external suppliers to resolve any queries.
  • Adhoc Project Work
  • May perform other related/ad hoc tasks/projects as required and/or assigned.

Skills Required:

  • Experience in high volume, multi entity, multi currency processing function
  • Self motivated and team focused
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to take ownership of tasks
  • Demonstrate Risk and Control awareness
  • Understanding and appreciation of audit, SOX requirements & VAT rules
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven track record liaising with personnel on all levels of seniority both internally and externally
  • Educated to standard grade or equivalent
  • Good understanding of EMEA VAT requirements


Educated to standard grade equivalent


Commercial experience in an accounting department, ideally with experience in high volume processing functions, within a multinational environment

Knowledge of accounts payable preferred


Has contact with all level of company employees, outside agencies and consultants

Working Conditions:

Works in an open office environment with air conditioning. May, on a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time. Regular viewing of computer monitor normal with telephone interruptions. There may be a requirement to work overtime on occasions.

Travel may be required

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