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Accounts Payable Assistant

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Purpose of the job:

Ensure all invoices are processed in an accurate and timely manner for the Acetyls Texas City business.


  • Process invoices for Acetyls Texas City ensuring all invoices and credit notes are processed promptly, accurately within SAP AP Workflow and in accordance with the Delegation of Authority.

  • Liaise with vendors to resolve queries in a timely manner ensuing prompt payments.

  • Ensure deadlines are met efficiently and effectively.


  • Champions the INEOS 20 Safety Principles.

  • Route invoices to the appropriate department timely, liaising and educating stakeholders to ensure the correct cost center, WBS elements and GL account are assigned in accordance with Company policy.

  • Ensure invoices are posted timely and accurately in SAP and authorized within the Delegation of Authority.

  • Liaise with the Procurement department to ensure the goods and services are entered timely to ensure prompt processing and payment.

  • Maintain the supplier accounts ensuring they are current and reconcile to supplier statements. Resolve any aged creditors, escalating where necessary.

  • Process business expenses for all Texas City employees, ensuring only business claims are expensed and approved in accordance with the Delegation of Authority.

  • Work with the Procurement team to maintain vendor master data in SAP with approved authorization.

  • Review open purchase orders to ensure balances are current, payable and in the correct currency.

  • Prepare payment proposals to ensure all creditors are paid on time while maximizing available credit terms.

  • Complete Balance Sheet Assurance for accounts payables and reconcile relevant balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis.

  • Reviewed aged creditor report ensuring all accounts are resolved timely. Escalate and lead any discussions if action is required.

  • Provide cash forecasting information for weekly and monthly cash flow reporting.

  • Work with other functions to provide information, share knowledge and understanding of data as and when required.

  • Build and maintain good working relationships with key suppliers and organizations including external auditors. 

  • To join ad-hoc project teams in order to help INEOS Acetyls achieve specific goals.

  • Any other finance duties as they arise.


  • Turnover - US: $300 million (2024 budget)

  • EBITDA - US: $90 million (2024 budget)

  • Business complexity: Large Acetyls manufacturing complex in Texas City; invoices: ~500

Main Contacts:

  • Manufacturing, commercial, and projects teams: daily

  • Business Finance: daily

Technical Skills:

  • Solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounts payable principles

  • Experience working with SAP AP Workflow

  • Highly numerate with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Confident user of MS Excel with hands on experience with spreadsheets

  • Effective communicator, written and verbal, with good negotiation skills.

  • Strong organizational skills with a flexible approach

  • Able to demonstrate extensive customer service experience.

Behavioral Skills:

  • Pro-active and have strong interpersonal and communication skills to resolve issues and present information effectively and persuasively, with the skill of negotiating both internally and externally.

  • Ability to translate ideas into action, gain the respect and cooperation of team members.

  • Aptitude to identify and respond to stakeholder needs.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to work under significant time pressure and still deliver a reasoned outcome.

  • Strong commercial and analytical skills and strong level of commercial awareness.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to influence internally and externally.

Performance indicators: 

  • All invoices (including intercompany) are processed accurately and on time.

  • Purchase ledger is current and reconciled monthly.