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Title:  Accounts Payable Specialist - Fixed Term Contract

Requisition ID:  61398
Date:  May 5, 2023

Dublin, Leinster, IE

Department:  Finance

Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.

Fixed Term Contract: 9 months


Job Summary:

To position itself to meet the requirements of continuing rapid business growth and future market development, West Pharmaceutical Services have developed a transformation strategy of standardization, simplification and centralization of global accounting operations. In accordance with that strategy, we are establishing a Global Financial Centre of Excellence in Dublin, Ireland. Working closely with the Senior Manager Global Accounts Payable, in this role, the successful candidate will be part of a shared service team, managing an assigned portfolio of vendors. You will play an important role in the establishment and future development in Dublin of the global payables function. This experience will progress your career development through the organizational change and the exploitation of opportunities offered by new information technologies.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include

• Build business relationship with Vendors in an assigned portfolio. This includes

            o management of escalated issues including

                  ▪ working directly with Purchasing and Receiving dept's to resolve invoice issues

                  ▪ correspondence with vendors and managing inquiries

                  ▪ maintain records of vendor contacts and ongoing vendor issues

• Preparation of payments to Vendors as per the agreed payment schedule

• Matching, coding and processing of Vendors Invoices and Credit Notes

• Ensure invoice on hold targets are met

• Work with all internal departments to attain proper approval for invoices

• Reconciliation of vendors’ statements, as required

• Produce monthly reports • Monthly close

• Other duties as assigned by Team Leader/Manager


Basic Qualifications:

• 3rd level qualification or equivalent

• Previous Shared Service Centre experience with multinational publicly quoted company experience

• 2+ years of experience in payables


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Experience of SAP or other major ERP systems

• Knowledge and understanding of basic accounting principles.

• Proficient in MS Office applications

• Team player, positive and flexible attitude

• Excellent communication skills i.e. ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders

• Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times

• Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times.


Travel Requirements:

• A limited amount of travel may be required i.e. <5% of the time in year one



• Non-US only where required for certain levels

West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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