Shared Services Specialist - Accounts Payable

Date: Jul 21, 2021

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 44920 

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, with approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2020. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. 

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by FORTUNE as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Diversity, One Whirlpool, and Spirit of Winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of a company that is in constant pursuit of improving life at home.


Shared Services Specialist - Accounts Payable

This role in summary:
The Shared Services Specialist will foster relationships with customers/suppliers providing support in the areas of problem resolution and process improvements. Key elements of this position are to apply credit/payment, perform root-cause analysis of credit/payment issues, prepare and report results of analysis, and monitor and manage reporting and controls involving Finance processes. This includes identifying and reconciling disputed amounts, creating debit/credit memos and generally improving cash flow.
These entry-level positions within Shared Services provide career opportunity for upward mobility into Whirlpool’s greater finance or accounting organization.
Your responsibilities will include:

  • Bring your refined problem-solving skills to a fast-paced office environment.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Maintain contact with suppliers, carriers, and/or trade partners to correct any credit/payment issues that would negatively impact cash flow.
  • Monitor and review operations reports to correct any issues that would prevent timely payment.
  • Provide detailed, fact-based reporting of root cause analysis and resolution.
  • Proactive monitoring of reporting and vendor accounts to ensure timely invoice posting and payment.
  • Assist other business functions to ensure clear understanding of Finance processes and procedures to correct any payment errors.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and implement corrective action.
  • Create and maintain process, procedure, policy and control documentation.
  • Provide consistent and regular communications to team and manager/ adviser as appropriate.
  • Prepare and present detailed root cause analysis to an internal and external audience.
  • Perform special assignments and/or projects as needed.
  • Support other Finance functions as required.
  • Approval of invoices suspended or rejected in third-party system.

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business 
  • 1+ years of experience in Accounting or Finance

Preferred skills and experiences:

  • Excellent computer skills, preferably on a wide range of applications such as Microsoft Office Skills, Excel, Word,
  • Power Point , SAP & BW, Google Apps, etc.
  • Detailed knowledge of payment terms, credit/collection
  • Experience with query tools (Business Warehouse)
  • SAP knowledge.
  • Familiarity with Sarbanes Oxley and U.S. GAAP


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