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Manager of Accounting, Accounts Payable

Date: Jan 7, 2022

Location: York, Pennsylvania, USA

Company: Voith Group


About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 20,000 employees, sales of € 4,2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

For the Voith Holding US Finance team, we are looking for:

Manager of Accounting, Accounts Payable  




The Manager of Accounting A/P will have overall responsibility for the accounts payable function for all North American Operating Units (OU) served by GBS Accounting NA. 

This position will have the responsibility to manage a team of qualified accounts payable staff responsible for ongoing accounts payable function for the defined OUs in North America.   The ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural environment and strong problem solving and communication skills will be required for success.

Reports To:

The position reports directly to the VP Corporate Center NA and GBS Accounting.

Primary Duties

  • Plans, directs, and manages the Accounts Payable activities of each supported OU in accordance with GBS Accounting guidelines.
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of activities to provide a high level of service to internal customers.
  • Coordinates and motivates the team to work together and with the OUs in a collaborative manner.
  • Ensures that the team obtains and maintains the knowledge necessary from each OU to successfully accept and perform their duties and tasks.
  • Develop and maintain procedures, policies and processes surrounding the accounts payable areas with an eye toward a strong system of internal controls.
  • Work within a diverse ERP System landscape with an underlying objective of harmonization and collaboration between other Regional GBSs.
  • Identify potential process improvements and drive implementation with the goal of promoting and providing cost efficient services to internal customers.
  • Develop and maintain Key Performance Indicators to measure and promote high levels of efficiency.
  • Research, analyze and resolve complex accounts payable issues.
  • Support the annual external audit and internal audit requests and Tax Department as required.
  • Provide leadership to the team including ongoing development and evaluation of members, develop and maintain a succession plan, and support with work load balance and prioritizing activities.
  • Maintain clear communication lines between supported OUs and the accounts payable team to ensure accurate processing of transactions.
  • Responsible for accurate reporting of vendor payments through Form 1099s.
  • Support OU questions on accounts payable as required.



Qualification & Business Experiences

  • Excellent management skills and ability to organize and plan effectively to meet goals, deadlines, and objectives.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to convey business requirements and technical needs in a clear, concise, and effective manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively across Divisions and Departments.
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment and assume responsibility for decisions which have an impact on people, quality of service, and costs.
  • Experience in a multi-industry environment (manufacturing, construction and distribution).
  • Solid understanding of foreign currencies and the accounting for transactions in multiple currencies.
  • Familiarity with modern payment processes.
  • Strong analytical skills to solve problems and the ability to accurately communicate findings.
  • Possesses ability to manage multiple project plans successfully and simultaneously.
  • Accomplishes commitments towards goals and objectives by motivating individuals and groups by creating a positive work environment.
  • Ability to adapt and understand different operating unit processes.
  • Deals with interpersonal conflict, stressful work conditions by coping in a mature, problem-solving, solutions-oriented manner

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or related discipline, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of five years of solid experience in accounts payable operations, two of which should be in a supervisory role.
  • Experience with highly integrated ERP systems (SAP, Navision or J.D. Edwards preferred).
  • Strong computer skills particularly Microsoft Office.



Voith US Inc. is an EEO/AA/VEVRAA compliant Federal Contractor and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: York PA
Nearest Secondary Market: Lancaster