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Date: Jan 10, 2018

Location: Westminster, MD, US, 21157

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House LLC - Bertelsmann Accounting Services North America 

Job ID: 3928




The Bertelsmann Accounting Services, operating through Penguin Random House LLC. is seeking an Accounts Payable Associate to join their team.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for daily electronic and paper processing of invoices, credits, check requests and other payment requests into Payables Software/database system with speed and accuracy
  • Responsible for accurate verification and posting of entries into Payables Software/database system and filing processed verified work
  • Processing of T&E (corporate credit cards and employee reimbursements) reports via the Concur system including verification of receipts and project coding
  • Processing of employee reimbursement and maintains/reconciles spreadsheet monthly
  • Knowledge of tax codes (taxable vs. non-taxable) relevant to payments processed
  • Reviews and follows up daily on old and new problems and responds accordingly to resolve the issue
  • Utilizes all tools and reports available to facilitate problem resolution
  • Periodically reviews assigned vendor accounts and reconciles vendor accounts
  • Makes logical and sound decisions, and keeps management apprised of potential problems/concerns
  • Professionally responds to inquiries from internal and external customers/vendors
  • Actively identifies on-going issues and recommends solutions to correct or improve our processes
  • Possess overall comprehension of Payables Software/database systems specifically AP, account code structures, approval requirements, purchasing modules, etc. for entry/payment processing and researching account payment statuses
  • Performs other tasks and projects as needed
  • Demonstrates self-reliance, resourcefulness and strong teamwork




  • High School Diploma or equivalent



Professional experience / competencies / traits:

  • Demonstration of exceptional data entry skills
  • 1-2 years AP, accounting or related experience preferred
  • Possess strong computer, math and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience with SAP and/or other Payables Software/database systems
  • Accurate, organized and detail oriented with exceptional follow up skills
  • Able to set priorities and manage the daily workflow
  • Ability to work effectively in fast-paced environment with heavy work volume and with others in a team environment to meet individual and departmental goals
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Strong Customer Service skills required
  • Ability to effectively advise management of problems/issues



Bertelsmann is building a global network of Accounting Shared Service Centers (ASSC) to bundle and standardize the Group's accounting processes. This includes Accounting Shared Service Centers at existing Bertelsmann locations in core European countries, North America and China. Become part of the Shared Service Center organization at our Westminster (MD) location. We look forward to your application for this exciting and varied job at one of the world's largest media corporations.

Join us in shaping the world of media, services and education. We offer business challenges and exciting projects in attractive work environments, as well as individual career and development opportunities. Bertelsmann operates in some 50 countries around the world. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group, and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds.


Bertelsmann Accounting Services values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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