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AP Accountant I

Job ID 23-931 Category Finance Posted Sep. 19, 2023

Position Purpose

The AP Accountant I is responsible for ensuring all vendors are paid in an accurate and timely manner which will provide accurate cash outflow.  This position will also help identify areas to aid in Lindt's overall profitability.

Essential Job Functions/Key Accountabilities

Accounts Payable Processing

  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of all accounts payable related transactions to ensure the integrity of cash flow.
  • Handle all incoming mail and properly capture/scan incoming AP documents.
  • Independently review incoming documents into the AP Workflow system to ensure accuracy.
  • Process and post details of business transactions (invoices, manual checks, etc.) into the AP Workflow system as needed.
  • Regularly review the AP Workflow system to ensure aging documents are addressed.
  • Provide support (as needed) for the AP Workflow system including testing, user assistance and other activities related to user training.
  • Respond to vendor/supplier inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Provide support (as needed) to the AP Accountant II in processing accounts payable transactions and with the processing of weekly payments in compliance with financial policies and procedures to include:
    • Review payments for accuracy including payment discount dates and terms
    • Print, match and mail all physical checks
    • Process the electronic files to the bank for ACH & CC payment batches
    • Compile enter and process all domestic and foreign wire payment transactions into the bank
    • Ensure all data is uploaded into the 3rd party archive repository in a timely manner.
  • Verify and investigate discrepancies, if any, by reconciling vendor and accounts and vendor statements.

General Accounting & Reconciliation

  • Ensure accurate and timely reconciliation of General Ledger accounts associated with AP.
  • Perform EOM closing duties as assigned and in support of a timely close for LUSA – including appropriately utilizing the Task Manager and Balancer systems.
  • Provides timely, accurate, and valuable inputs to the monthly close process, including various accruals, account reconciliations, and reporting.

Systems Integration & Development

  • Extracts data from various internal systems; compiles and assembles relevant information into spreadsheets/reports; identifying and researching anomalies, and works with appropriate departments to improve data and procedures.
  • Assists in the development and automation of reporting, identifying potential issues of process changes, and in mitigating any financial or consumer impacts. 
  • Brings suggestions forward to help formulate plans for corrective action, and supports the implementation of corrections/enhancements when needed.
  • Actively participates in the continual strengthening of internal controls through process analysis and risk assessment with a focus on automation, streamlining workflow processes and procedures, and presenting findings and recommendations to Management.  

Additional Duties

  • Perform EOM closing duties as assigned and in support of a timely close for LUSA – including appropriately utilizing the Task Manager and Balancer systems.
  • Utilize the document archiving system, including scanning and indexing as needed.
  • Compile reports for both internal and external customers as needed.
  • Assist in other projects, including but not limited to; research, reporting and year-end audit support.
  • Perform ad-hoc administrative duties as needed.


Range: $48,000.00-62,000.00 per year

Lindt USA’s salary range reflects market rates based on our size, revenue, and location. Starting pay is determined using a wide range of factors including, but not limited to, job-related skills, knowledge, and experience as well as market conditions. A bonus and/or long-term incentive may be included as part of this compensation package, for more information please reach out to our recruiting team.

Our Perks & Amenities:

In addition to a highly competitive salary, benefits package and professional development, Lindt USA offers an amazing, supportive culture that enables employees to thrive professionally while achieving work-life balance:

  • Hybrid & flexible work options
  • Start with 4 weeks of Paid Time Off
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision plans
  • 401(k) Plan with a 4% Company Match
  • Up to 100% Tuition Reimbursement
  • Fully equipped, on-site Fitness center & Locker rooms
  • Paid Maternity & Paternity Leaves
  • On-demand mental healthcare support
  • Summer Hours
  • Full-service Cafeteria
  • Employee Resource Groups & Activity Clubs
  • Free & Discounted Chocolate!

If you are looking to join a winning team and fast-track your career, contact us!

Lindt and Sprüngli USA is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants regardless of race, age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual  orientation, disability, or veteran status. This is not a comprehensive list of skills and requirements, and the role may change over time. Applicants for this position must successfully pass a background screening. Please contact the Human Resources department for more information.

Position Qualifications

Skills & Knowledge

  • Proficient in Excel and Word
  • Must have solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong systems knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of JD Edwards or SAP a plus

Required Experience

  • 1-3 years accounts payable experience
  • Preferably experience in a corporate environment
  • Experience with reconciliations, including systems knowledge

Required Education

  • BS in Accounting or related field

Other Requirements

  • Must be well organized and a team player

It is impossible to list every requirement for, or responsibility of, any position.  Similarly, we cannot identify all the skills a position may require since job responsibilities and the Company’s needs may change over time.  Therefore, the above job description is not comprehensive or exhaustive.  The Company reserves the right to adjust, add to or eliminate any aspect of the above description.  The Company also retains the right to require all employees to undertake additional or different job responsibilities when necessary to meet business needs.

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