Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Global Accounts Payable Process Lead - SAP S4 HANA

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA · Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2023
About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
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We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.
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Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.
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We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.
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Location: Hybrid/San Francisco, CA
Fluence is embarking on a digital transformation journey to enable the company's mission to create a sustainable, clean-energy future for future generations. Global ERP implementation will be at the core of the transformation and will be a strategic companywide initiative.
We are looking for talented and passionate individuals to join our digital transformation team. As a member of the digital transformation team, you will be responsible for working with stakeholders across the company to design and implement the SAP S4 HANA platform. This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for individuals passionate about technology and sustainability. This is a unique opportunity to join a team that is at the forefront of the energy revolution. You will have the chance to work on cutting-edge technology, collaborate with talented people from all over the world, and make a real difference in the fight against climate change.
If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career, we encourage you to apply.
We are seeking an experienced and strategic Global Accounts Payable Process Lead to oversee and optimize the accounts payable function across our organization's global operations. The Global Accounts Payable Process Lead will be responsible for streamlining processes, managing vendor relationships, and ensuring compliance with financial policies and industry standards.
Accounts Payable Strategy:
1. Develop and execute a comprehensive global accounts payable strategy, including invoice processing, payment management, vendor relations, and compliance.
Process Optimization:
2. Lead initiatives to improve the efficiency, accuracy, and effectiveness of accounts payable processes worldwide.
Vendor Management:
3. Establish and maintain strong relationships with vendors and suppliers, negotiating favorable terms and resolving payment issues promptly.
Invoice Processing:
4. Oversee global invoice processing, ensuring invoices are accurately recorded, approved, and paid on time.
Payment Management:
5. Manage payment processes, including electronic funds transfers, check issuance, and other payment methods, in compliance with financial policies and contractual agreements.
6. Ensure compliance with relevant financial regulations, industry standards, and internal policies, including tax and withholding requirements.
Expense Reporting:
7. Supervise the processing of employee expense reports, ensuring timely reimbursement and compliance with expense policies.
Process Automation:
8. Lead efforts to automate accounts payable processes, utilizing technology solutions to reduce manual work and enhance control
Cross-Functional Collaboration:
9. Collaborate with procurement, finance, and other departments to streamline the procure-to-pay process and improve overall operational efficiency.
10. Prepare and present regular accounts payable reports to senior management, highlighting key metrics, trends, and areas for improvement.
Vendor Audits:
11. Conduct vendor audits and reviews to ensure compliance with contractual terms and pricing agreements.

What will our ideal candidate bring to Fluence?

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, Accounting, or a related field; additional certifications such as CPP (Certified Payables Professional) are a plus.
  • Extensive experience in global accounts payable management, including vendor relations, invoice processing, and payment management.
  • Strong project management and leadership skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Experience with SAP or similar implementation process and transition is a plus.
Here are some of the benefits of joining our digital transformation team:
Competitive salary and benefits package
Collaborative and supportive work environment
Opportunities for professional development and growth
Chance to make a real difference in the world.
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