AP Accountant - German speaker

Date: Feb 23, 2024

Location: Porto, PT

Company: Klöckner Pentaplast

The Company

kp is a globally recognised leader in the packaging and specialty film industry, renowned for its unwavering commitment to sustainability and innovation. The need to act on climate change has never been clearer so we incorporate sustainability into everything we do by #InvestingInBetter - creating innovative products that enhance product protection, shelf life and contribute to reducing the overall carbon footprint.
At kp, we are passionate about ensuring our customers' satisfaction, and we strive to achieve this goal by focusing all our efforts on meeting their evolving needs. Our dedication to drive a positive change in the packaging industry with a focus on quality and sustainability has earned us a reputation as a trusted partner for businesses worldwide.


Tasks and responsibilities:    

•    Handling of processes in accounts payable;
•    Receipt and audit of invoice;
•    Enter, check and post invoices with and without purchase order;
•    Support in the preparation of financial statements (month, quarter, year);
•    Execution of balance reconciliation, Accruals, etc…;
•    Account maintenance;
•    Processing of Travel & Expenses (T&E);
•    Handling of consignment stock clearing process and invoice postings;
•    Participation in continuous improvement projects;
•    Handling external and internal queries via email / phone;
•    Provide support related to annual and interim audits;
•    Perform internal audit & regular controls.


•    Team player;
•    Work effectively with people from all backgrounds, promoting inclusion and respect for diversity;
•    Build Trust and Partnerships;
•    Treat sensitive and/or confidential information appropriately.



•    Desirable knowledge of IFRS;
•    Knowledge of accounting standards in one of the following GAAPs: Portugal, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK or USA;

Functional/Technical Skills:    

•    Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or similar field;

•    Good knowledge of German (mandatory); 
•    Good knowledge of English (mandatory);

•    Proficiency in ERP systems and MS Office;
•    Strong Team Work skills
•    Good analytical and Organisation skills;
•    Effective business writing and professional communication skills;
•    Ability to work in an international global work environment.



•    1 year of professional experience in finance and accounting or equivalent; 
•    Experience within a Shared Service Centre environment and transition (plus).



•    Costumer Focus: internal & external client, excelent service oriented.
•    Collaboration: accountability, integrity and ethical values.
•    Communication: emotional intelligence; assertiveness; resilience.
•    Continuous improvement: open mind, curiosity, change orientation, efficient solution oriented, creativity, flexibility.
•    High work standards:, independent, systematic and quality oriented way of working, result driven.


Apply Now!

If you are determined, thrive in a fast-paced environment with high levels of accountability and focus, then we’d love to meet you! Please apply using the link below.

At kp, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is vital to our global success. We welcome applicants from all identities, ideas, perspectives and experiences and encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. We aim to create an inclusive culture where our employees feel empowered to play to their strengths and see themselves reflected in the organization without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual preference, marital status, or inclusion in any other protected class.