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Accounts Payable Analyst


INEOS Aromatics

Interested in joining a winning team? A team whose employees share in the ownership of the business and are empowered to make a difference?

INEOS Aromatics

INEOS Aromatics is a global chemical manufacturing company that produces products the polyester industry uses to make many of the things we use in our daily lives, such as clothes, carpets, furniture, automotive parts and food packaging.

We employ 1,300 employees in sites in the United States, United Kingdom, Mainland China, Belgium, Indonesia and Taiwan, with annual sales of $4 billion. Our diverse team of engineers, scientists and business professionals is dedicated to discovering solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

We care about how we deliver these essential products to the world. Our business has been proud to lead the global polyester industry towards a more sustainable future for some time. Above everything, the safety, reliability and excellence of our operations is fundamental to what we do.

We are looking for people who share our passion for excellence, collaboration and innovation. In return for your excellent skills and abilities, we offer a competitive benefits package including health, dental & vision insurance, 401K match (up to 9%), STD/LTD, paid dependent care days, Life Insurance/Accidental Death, and Dismemberment, 9 paid holidays, 2 personal days and paid vacation.

INEOS Aromatics is part of INEOS, formed in 1998 and already one of the world’s most successful companies, with an annual turnover of over $60 billion and 25,000 employees - over 5,000 of them in the US. INEOS is also one of the safest manufacturing companies in the world, nothing is more important to us.

Job Title:

Accounts Payable Analyst


Naperville, IL

Role synopsis:

Under minimal supervision, incumbent is responsible for a wide variety of accounting transaction entries related to invoice processing. Individual must be able to adapt to a dynamic environment while staying on top of their accounts and tasks.

The Accounts Payable role is instrumental in supporting a collaborative team to achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness in transactional processing. This role will have responsibility for processing invoices and all aspects of the accounts payable processing cycle for INEOS US Chemical.

The ideal candidate for this role is proficient in accounts payable processing, self-motivated, takes initiative, has a high degree of integrity, and is willing to back-up other Treasury team members.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Process invoices timely and accurately ensuring 3-way match using SAP Open Text Workflow.
  • Maintain daily invoice posting KPI levels – minimum of 25 a day.
  • Matches invoices to purchase orders and partners with procurement, good’s receivers, and other internal tags to resolve match exceptions and discrepancies.
  • Verify banking information, payment terms, purchase order data, and other key fields on every invoice prior to posting to prevent payment errors.
  • Resolve discrepancies on vendor accounts by investigating SAP and working with tags.
  • Identify processing inefficiencies and takes corrective action to resolve.
  • Maintain a shared file of open transactions and follows up daily on status. Escalates to manager for assistance when items exceed aging guidelines.
  • High attention to detail and ability to handle multiple priorities while maintaining accuracy.
  • Check shared AP Team Outlook mailbox daily to responded to the business and addresses vendor inquiries timely.
  • Prepare payment run files twice weekly and ad hoc special payment runs for management review and approval.
  • Develop relationships necessary to accomplish key objectives of the role with diplomacy, perseverance, and flexibility.
  • Compile, sort and substantiate business transactions and reconcile vendor statements.
  • Generate monthly reports and support ad hoc request.

Skills & Knowledge Required:


  • 5 + years of relevant experience in accounts payable processing.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Technical Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office / Teams.
  • Intermediate user of Microsoft Excel to filter, compile and analyze data.
  • SAP VIM Workflow and Open Text a plus
  • ERP Systems

Behavioral Skills:

  • Accurate with great attention to detail.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills to investigate problematic invoices and spot disparities.
  • Pro-active with good communication and interpersonal skills to resolve issues and present information effectively and persuasively internally and externally.
  • Able to work efficiently and accurately to ensure that tight deadlines and high standards /controls are met.  Understands the value of procedures and policies and works within them.
  • A team-player in a highly collaborative environment. Works well with others, giving and receiving information willingly.
  • Ability to work independently to organize data, gathers information systematically and seek input from others.
  • Takes initiative and able to perform without direct supervision.
  • Organized and thorough with the capability to multi-task, to balance invoice processing, vendor communication, compliance checks, payment runs and reporting & analysis.
  • Flexible and adaptable to meet the changing demands of the business.

Our culture is one of honesty and integrity with an emphasis on safety, health and environmental performance.On our team, people are acknowledged for embracing new practices that help create real value for customers.