Senior Accounts Payable

  • Porto
  • H.b. Fuller

H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals across all industries throughout the world. While our products are virtually invisible, they play a vital role in ensuring the quality of modern life and we are committed to connecting what matters to solve some of the world's biggest adhesion challenges.

We at H.B. Fuller embrace a shared set of beliefs and competencies that direct the way we operate and express our fundamental principles about how we will achieve success. We strive to hire talent that demonstrates our beliefs and our competencies.

POSITION OVERVIEW : The Accounts Payable (AP) Senior Processor, reports to the EIMEA Accounts Payable Manager and has responsibility for various AP functions, compliance work, managing the day to day activity, monitoring and reporting all A/P activities. The scope of the accountability includes:

  • Oversee the EIMEA AP function through issue resolution, training, monitoring, and review of transactions and related reports.
  • Support the monthly close process which may include accruals; preparing journal entries; preparing reconciliations.
  • Strong commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Coach, train and lead accounts payable team members


  • Ensure that payables are recorded in compliance with GAAP, SOX, and H.B. Fuller’s internal policies
  • Complete month-end close responsibilities as assigned (JEs, accruals, account recs, etc.)
  • Ensure all the tasks, are completed timely and accurate. Including AP aging analysis, accruals analysis, RNI and GR/IR, MPV, etc.
  • Support and monitor defined AP KPI's (daily, weekly, monthly)
  • Develop and implement processes for effective issue escalation and resolution
  • Identify, analyze and solve complex issues
  • Establish strong network with key internal/external stakeholders and provide partnership through quality service delivery and timely issue resolution
  • Support the site controllers, chief accountants, sourcing and buyers to ensure timely resolution of issues/questions

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE Processing (35%)

  • Assume a portfolio and process invoices both PO and NON-PO
  • Perform account reconciliations
  • Perform accruals


  • Train employees to enhance their performance, development, and work product.
  • Identify performance issues and make recommendations to the AP Manager.


  • Provide support for internal and external audits, including preparation of PBC work papers.
  • Ensure internal controls and best practices are followed

EMPLOYEES SUPERVISED : Number of direct reports = 0

Number of indirect reports = 0



  • Bachelor’s degree with major in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • 2 years of Accounting experience (Shared Services environment preferred)
  • Proven accounting knowledge, including journal entries, accruals and closing activities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Self-motivated with desire for continuous improvement
  • Good organizational skills, with flexibility to accommodate shifting priorities
  • Travel expected (10%)
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the following competencies: Innovation - Leveraging possibility thinking in creating new value for customers

Accountability - Delivering excellence through personal motivation and engagement

Performance Excellence - Elevating the performance bar and delivering on commitments with high quality solutions

Change and Risk Taking - Working toward our future, altering the course as needed and balancing risks and rewards in making decisions

Customer Focus - Understanding customer needs and delivering superior solutions with passion

Teamwork - Encouraging collaboration, trust and cooperation among and within work groups


  • General Accounting experience
  • SOX experience
  • JDE/Prism


  • Extensive computer work

To all recruitment agencies: H.B. Fuller does not accept agency resumes unless directly engaged by Human Resources. Please do not forward any resumes to Human Resources or any employees. H.B. Fuller is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

  • At H.B. Fuller, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal employment opportunity. We subscribe to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) policy of employing and promoting individuals based on their merits, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship status, or any other protected classification._