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Edwards Lifesciences AP Accountant in Prague, Czech Republic

Role Purpose:

Primary purpose is to be responsible for the accounts payable cycle from invoice to payment and reconciliation, including continuous improvement of process and business KPIs and provide similar support to other legal entities of Edwards. The position is based in Prague, Czech Republic, but will require close cooperation with the finance team in Europe and other Edwards legal entities in the region.

Job Functions:

  1. Responsible for timely and accuracy of all invoice processing for entities in their scope:
  • Complete invoice processing – single invoice and bulk upload, identify JDE/SL/Coupa invoices

  • Obtaining booking details from internal/external business partners, identify incorrect data on POs before posting them

  • Follow up on disputes, issues, pending invoices, pending AP actions in Coupa

  • Journal entry booking – requests to change, correct, allocate costs from the business partners

  1. Ensure payments are made on time:
  • Create payments in the bank system by payment file or with beneficiary in the bank

  • Checking and comparing bank details set up in JDE and on invoices

  • Book bank statements and resolve unclear incoming payments and returned payments, download bank statements and payment reports and provide to business partners

  • Ensure prepayments/proforma invoices are processes timely and accurately

  1. Point of contact for AP related queries for entities in scope:
  • Provide information and guidelines to the local finance and internal business partners

  • Communication with suppliers – provide payment details, resolve queries, follow up on reminders, statement requests, payment specification

  1. Actively work on the account reconciliation at month end and follow up on pending open items:
  • Reconciliations preparation – running reports from JDE, analysis, provide output summary

  • Prepare and review for upload in Blackline

  • Follow up on Coupa accrual account differences and initiate correction with cooperation of local finance and buyer

  • Follow up on items in aging

  1. Participation in business process improvements
  • Regularly review business and process KPIs for own scope to identify areas for improvement

  • Provide information regarding As-Is processes and possible root causes

  • Participate in general finance projects (testing, documentation) and AP improvement projects (process, system, training, documentation)

  1. Support onboarding of new joiners, either as a buddy or as technology support in helping a smooth integration within the existing team

  2. Internal/external audit queries preparation/communication

Required Education/Skills/Experience

  • A minimum of high school diploma is required (business academy or other type of accounting studies)

  • 1 year of experience in Finance or Procurement is a minimum

  • Accounting knowledge is required

  • Ability to read, write and speak English & Czech required, knowledge of other language (e.g., German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese) preferred

  • Experience focused on Accounts Payable cycle highly preferred

  • Experience from international company is a plus

  • Experience with SOX is a nice to have

  • Ability to build productive internal/external working relationships

  • Proven expertise in MS Office Suite, including advanced Excel and related financial systems required; ERP (e.g., JDE, Oracle, SP) experience preferred

  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion

  • Ability to work in a team environment, including inter-departmental teams

  • Strict attention to detail

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, cross-regional environment in a fast paced ambiguous organization

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Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 13,000 individuals worldwide.

For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.

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