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Accounts Payable Coordinator

Bacharach, Inc. • Cranberry Twp, PA
a month ago


For more than 100 years, our passionate mission of safety empowers us to protect lives.


MSA Safety is a global leader in the development of safety equipment and pioneering technology that helps protect people and facility infrastructures around the world. We are committed to providing the latest in innovative, best-in class safety solutions that feature integrated systems capability and allow our customers to return safely to their families and friends. Every day our customers place their lives in our hands. In response, we provide them with protection they can trust. It is gratifying to lead the way as a source of inspiration. Would you like to join our team of more than 5,000 employees world-wide dedicated to this purpose? We hope so.


The successful incumbent in the AP Coordinator role will have the opportunity to support both the U.S. and foreign affiliate accounts payable function, assist with transactions of moderate complexity (such as spreadsheet data entry and basic analysis), reconcile accounts with multiple affiliates, and assist in the review and decision making for GR/IR maintenance. This role will be instrumental in coordinating projects through completion.


Description of duties and responsibilities:

  • Processes weekly payments for domestic and foreign vendors in USD and other currencies in SAP
  • Processes manual payments utilizing partner bank websites
  • Reviews previous day report and resolves issues involving returned/rejected payments
  • Maintains forecast file for Treasury review
  • Identifies checks to be processed and returned to local sites (GM and Corporate Center)
  • Reviews invoices in Process Director queue and routes appropriately for approval
  • Works with internal customers to resolve discrepancies between purchase orders and invoices
  • Submits requests for updates to vendor remittance information
  • Prepares and distributes monthly reconciliation information to appropriate affiliate contacts
  • Reviews and responds to reconciliations received from affiliate contacts
  • Works with local Accounting team to resolve discrepancies on reconciliations
  • Reviews bank reconciliation files for items that need to be processed
  • Reviews clearing account for items to be processed
  • Works with local AP, AR and Accounting teams to resolve discrepancies on reconciliations
  • Reviews vendor statements for outstanding invoices/credits
  • Reviews and responds to vendor or internal customer inquiries regarding outstanding invoices or payments on a timely basis


Special knowledge, skills and abilities required:


• Solid written and oral communication skills.• Solid interpersonal, organizational and time management skills• Solid working knowledge of MS Word and Excel; familiarity with web-based applications.• Proven ability to follow-through on assignments to ensure resolution.• Demonstrated ability to think independently and perform tasks with minimal supervision.• Proven ability to make recommendations for resolving issues.• Proven ability to work effectively with other team members, establishing strong relationships with business partners, internal and external customers. • Familiarity with banking requirements for domestic and foreign currency payments• Demonstrated ability to train others on software and job functions.



• Proven ability to multitask working with external customers, and handling internal customer needs, including audit requests

• Advanced knowledge of MS Word/Excel & technical capabilities


Education and experience required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2 years of accounting experience
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, or related discipline
  • Accounts Payable Certification (CAPA or CAPP)
  • Experience with SAP