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AP MANAGER with Romanian

Join Our Team as AP Manager with Romanian language


Company overview  


Asahi Europe & International is part of Asahi Group Holdings, a global beer, spirits, soft drinks, and food group with leading positions in European and Asia-Pacific markets, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan. As of November 2020, Asahi Europe & International Group runs 19 production facilities in 8 countries across Europe and is the custodian of some of the best beer brands in the world, including Asahi Super Dry, Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Grolsch and Kozel. Within the Asahi Group, the remit of Asahi Europe and International is also to develop and manage all export markets globally, outside of Japan and Oceania. Covering 90 markets and with over 10,000 passionate colleagues on board, the business is well positioned to inspire people around the world to drink better.    

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Functional overview  


ABS encompass a broad range of financial activities designed to support businesses in their day-to-day financial operations, long-term planning, and compliance with regulations. These services are crucial for maintaining financial health, making informed decisions, and achieving the overall financial objectives of the organization.  The key outputs of ABS are to provide accounting services including the summarizing and reporting of financial transactions of a business, preparing financial statements, managing accounts payable and receivable, and ensuring compliance with relevant accounting standards and regulations.  ABS is also responsible to adhere to multi-jurisdiction financial regulations and reporting requirements, including ensuring compliance with these regulations and ensure accurate and timely reporting to relevant authorities. In addition to this, ABS is to use effectively use financial software and systems to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and enhance data security.  


Purpose of the role:


The Accounts Payable (AP) Manager role involves overseeing and managing the Accounts Payable operations within the specific market.

They focus on ensuring accurate and efficient processing of vendor invoices, payments, and compliance with financial policies and regulations, against the agreed KPI’s for ABS.

They will be responsible for escalations within AP and will collaborate with Regional Process Leads to drive harmonization of the AP processes within the designated market.




  • Oversee invoice processing, setting rules, approving deviations critical to business, and managing vendor approval.
  • Act as point of contact for escalated queries, working with stakeholders to reduce queries and oversee compliance programs.
  • Manage payment processing activities, ensuring adherence to schedule and terms, and optimizing payment schedules for efficient cash flow.
  • Approve manual bank transfers and advance payments, monitoring business requests for early payments.
  • Supervise vendor management activities and ensure compliance with delegation of authority for master data.
  • Oversee month-end AP activities, support user compliance with policies, and enforce procedures and controls for AP processes.
  • Continuously assess and improve AP processes, leveraging automation and technology solutions, and managing external SME/developers.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure effective communication, alignment of objectives, and issue resolution.
  • Lead and manage a team, providing guidance, training, and support, setting performance goals, and fostering a high-performance culture.
  • Ensure AP SLA metrics and performance indicators are met, implementing improvements as necessary to achieve desired levels.




  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Finance.
  • Years of Experience: 5-7 years of Accounts Payable experience, with a minimum of 3 years in team management. Must have 5 years of experience in working in shared services functions and working within regional teams in a matrix environment.
  • Language skills/levels: Proficient in English and Romanian at a business professional level
  • Computer literacy requirements: Advanced IT/excel skills, familiarity with SAP or equivalent is advantageous. Knowledge of finance systems such as Ariba, Coupa, Concur, etc., is mandatory.


What you can expect from us in exchange?


  • We will acknowledge your passionate and dedicated work by annual bonus and regular salary review.
  • You can look forward to 28 days off every year
  • As we are firm believers in a flexible way of working, don‘t expect a time clock in our office.
  • Every year you will get a flexible benefits budget to spend based on your preferences.
  • We‘d support you in planning your future so we will contribute to your pension plan, too.
  • Beside the opportunity to work for some of the TOP brands within FMCG, you will also receive an annual budget to savor the delicious taste of our company products.



We are committed to nurturing a workplace where we celebrate and respect difference, and support everyone to be true to who they are! At Asahi Europe and International we believe you can SHINE AS YOU ARE - no matter your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, or beliefs. We want to support you to be courageous in your individuality and to know that whoever you are and whatever your circumstances, you can belong with us without having to conform.

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