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Senior Accountant, Global P2P Disbursements

Senior Accountant, Global P2P Disbursements
Europe; Middle East; Africa
Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we’re driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life – all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at
  • Process, Governance, Stakeholder Management
    • Creates payment proposals based on the payment calendar and ensures payment is released within specified timelines
    • Reconciles initial payment proposal, rectifies disputes, takes necessary approvals prior to the final run
    • Conducts payment proposal reconciliation, fund analysis and availability
    • Processes expense reimbursements in accordance with internal control standards, policies and procedures
    • Coordinates with the Treasury department to ensure availability of funds
    • Obtains the required approvals for payments as per company policy and procedures
    • Coordinates with various departments and maintains records for account payables
    • Validates Accounting information during system upgrade and interface maintenance
    • Coordinates with General Accounting on US Escheatment requirements for bank checks
    • Adheres to process governance including regular reporting and analysis of key metrics
    • Supports General Accounting’s month‑end/year‑end closing procedures including general ledger reconciliations and accruals, Sarbanes‑Oxley (SOX) compliance and financial audits
    • Supports and implements process change improvements and system upgrades/updates
    • Supports the Global Sourcing team in supplier identificiation, analysis, and maintenance
    • Executes the governance process to evaluate and implement localization / customization
    • Supports internal and external auditors during audits and other data inquiries
  • Skills & Capabilities
  • Strong understanding of AP disbursement practices with up to one year experience in a similar role in Finance understanding, preferably in Business Process Management (BPM)/services industry
  • Experience in the Purchase to Pay processes, specifically Purchase Requisitions, Purchase Orders, Approved Supplier Lists, and cataloge purchasing
  • Stong knowledge of SAP and Ariba Procurement platform; experience and knowledge of several of the Ariba modules including Sourcing, Contracting, Supplier Lifecycle Management and Performance, Procurement and Spend Reporting
  • Operational awareness of all applicable US SoX & Operational controls for your area and abiity to deomonstrate a strong compliance oriented mindset
  • Demonstrate excellence in all interactions with our GBS internal customers & business partners
  • Actively work with core team members, internal customers/business partners, and distribution team members to build effective working relationships
  • University degree required (Bachelors or equivalent)
  • 3-5 years’ experience in PTP or Finance function in SSC/BPO environment
  • Ability to work in global team environment and communicate effectively with both internal business partners of all levels & disciplines as well as external team members
  • Ability to proactively & effectively resolve people, process and technology problems
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and complete key tasks and deliverables
  • Able to respond flexibly to customer needs, effectively managing expectations
  • Proven control orientation based on prior operational business roles
  • Proficient in MS Office tools, ServiceNow, SAP, and Ariba Procurement
  • Proficient in English is mandatory; multi-lingual is a plus