Cargill Accounts Payable Associate-Temp in Heredia, Costa Rica

Accounts Payable Associate-Temp

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose:

This position is a key member of the Finance Shared Services Procure to Pay team. Team members are responsible for the end to end process of paying supplier invoices, processing of traveler expense reports and supporting the business units, functions and suppliers with invoice questions. Duties include working closely with business unit and function AP contacts to resolve invoice discrepancies to ensure timely payment of invoices, resolving supplier invoice inquiries and manage relationship with outsourcing partners.

Principal Accountabilities:

75% Procure to Pay:

Responsible for processing invoices in any phase of the whole PRTP process (Non Po related, PO related, payment) keeping them under control as per payment policy

Research statements, past due notices, disconnect notices and other miscellaneous mail and supplier issues

Research/problem solve supplier inquiries received regarding accounts payable issues.This includes educating the supplier on missing or inaccurate information on invoices.

Partnering with Cargill’s Business Units and functions to resolve any supplier payment issues

Completes task using less defined procedures and escalates issues timely to PRTP supervisors.

PRTP account reconciliations.

Follow up on inquiries from vendors related to state of accounts reconciliations.

15%Business Partnering:

Effective and timely communication with BU/Function, Suppliers and Travelers as requested.

Provide finance support for BU/Function, as requested.

Participate in BU/Function meetings, as requested. Accounts Payable Support Tasks – Multiple support duties include; supplier check payment attachments, submit requests to update supplier records (name, address and bank account information changes), complete research on returned supplier checks, verify supplier payment information before approving wire transfers, analyzing aging of supplier account credits and various reports

Communicates with supervisor or PRTP associate professional to remove barriers to normal process

Prepares reports/materials using complex administrative procedures for use by process stakeholders

10%Process Efficiency:

Meet all agreed KPIs, run and monitor reports as needed

Analyze root cause for discrepancies and monitor incidents/issues that impact regular role

Review PRTP processes and key internal control points to monitor alignment with the standard processes

Update process documentation as needed to eliminate future discrepancies

Initiate, suggest and demonstrate process improvements based on current expertise level



Technical degree or advance student at college level in business administration, accounting, finance, engineering field

1 year work experience in PRTP, OTSC or accounting.

Works well independently or in a team setting, comfortable moving forward in an ambiguous and constantly changing environment

Demonstrates analytical thinking, problem solvingand decision making skills

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Outlook)

Demonstrated commitment to internal control of company policies

Strong customer service skills

Motivated for continuous improvement

Belt in English B1 level (LATAM)

Belt in English B2 level (USA)


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Engineering or 4 years’ experience

Knowledge of JD Edwards General Ledger

Experience working in a Shared Service Center

Knowledge of SAP

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location Costa Rica-Heredia

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: SAN01394