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Accounts Payable Specialist

Hours per week
40 hours

We are GrandVision, well-known by our retail banners such as Pearle, Vision Express, Charlie Temple, Apollo, Solaris, and many more! Our global store network are the go-to locations for all the top brands in the eyewear industry, including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Esprit, Carrera, but also popular for our comprehensive selection of exclusive and indie brands.

As the Accounts Payable Specialist, you’ll oversee two AP Officers to ensure that all invoices are reconciled, approved, recorded and processed on a timely and precise manner. As your team is focused on a specific business unit, you will often interact with the local procurement/AP team of the business unit to understand challenges that may become apparent during the invoice processing to payment cycle, figure out a solution and importanlty liaise with the relevant 3rd party vendors to resolve.

You’ll also work closely together with the AP Team Lead, other areas of the Finance and Supply Chain departments, and the greater GrandVision organization.

We believe in the potential people can bring to the business. That’s why we are looking for an energetic candidate, with great attitude and a strong ambition grow within our talented Finance community.

Come and join this amazing opportunity in a large, flexible and international team!


  • Responsible to register PO (purchase order) invoices, ensuring invoices are approved via a 3-way match (PO, Goods Receipt, Invoice).
  • Responsible for timely processing the invoices (PO being glasses, frames, sunglasses, accessories etc), Freight, RFH (edging and mountain) and prepare them for payment.
  • Timely prepare the payment batches to be reviewed and perform all necessary checks.
  • Responsible for supplier account management, proactively liaising with suppliers or other stakeholder to manage, investigate and periodically perform vendor’s statement reconciliation and fix all findings by registering the invoice and credit notes.
  • Responsible for validating, creating/changing Vendor Master Data through SAP approval flow.
  • Monitor and explain late payments and missing early payment discount.
  • Support AP Team in operational day-by-day questions such as SAP technical support, how to book invoices, generate batches, deal with larger invoices, etc.
  • Attend Missing GR meeting with Opcos/RFH seeking for solution on late payment and missing early payment discount. Support weekly, monthly and yearly AP KPI by explaining differences and acting on the findings to improve the cluster.
  • Manage open items report including aging and balance of invoices in Kofax, Basware and SAP.
  • Suggest and support the implementation of improvements in the cluster
  • Train new AP team members and continue to coach & develop the AP officers in the team.
  • Responsible for half and year end evaluation of AP Officers and participate in the evaluation meetings.
  • Take administrative responsibilities of the AP Officers in the team (Leave and Expense approval).
  • Support internal and external Auditing by providing all requested documents, reconciliations, detailed level explanations, and anticipating issues looking ways to mitigate the risks.
  • Ad-hoc support and activities for financial subjects.

Key skills, knowledge and experience

  • HBO degree preferable in finance.
  • 2/3 year experience as a AP Junior or similar activities.
  • Knowledge of SAP (Plus).
  • Knowledge of Basware, Kofax, Power BI (Plus).
  • knowledge of Excel.
  • Experience in retail industry is preferred.
  • Experience with 3-way match invoice processing (goods or service) is preferable.


Contract: In line with common market practice a 1-year (/ fixed-term) contract will be offered with a view to extend.

Workplace type: Hybrid. We offer the option to continue working 2 days at home and 3 days at the office with a working from home bundle incl. chair and screen etc. provided to support this.

Salary: We pay competitive salaries in line with the international retail sector. We are looking forward to discussing your salary expectations during the interview.

In addition to the above, we offer a scope of great benefits including (but not limited to):

  • Dutch pension plan with employer contribution of 8%
  • Employee net investment scheme
  • Employee Purchase Option for glasses, contact lenses and sunglasses
  • Subsidised lunches and free fruit at the office
  • Commuting expenses reimbursed
  • Discount on various partner insurances
  • The option to work from abroad for a specified time
  • Flexibility on annual leave planning with option to purchase additional days

Developing Careers & Potential

Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company.

With customers, stores and employees located in over 40 countries, GrandVision shows diversity to be at the core of its success. GrandVision is a global company proud and committed to be an equal opportunity employer.

More about GrandVision

GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,200 stores and with more than 39,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.

After decades of collaboration and two years of efforts and relentless work to make it a reality, EssilorLuxottica and GrandVision officially became part of the same organization as of 1 July, 2021.Going forward, as part of the EssilorLuxottica family, GrandVision will be able to truly unlock our full potential, and that of the optical industry as a whole, by exploring new paths around product development, digitalization, distribution and innovation.

At the very core have always been our people, who day after day are elevating the importance of vision as a basic human right and to bringing the best eyewear possible to the market. As part of the Group's deeply-rooted culture and values, we are committed to taking care of our employees around the globe and helping them thrive and grow.

Some key figures:

  • 7,260 stores in more than 40 countries
  • 434,000 daily store visits
  • 15.1 million Eyeglass & sunglass sold
  • Over 39,000 employees worldwide
  • Revenue EUR 3.5 billion FY
  • EBITA EUR 266 million

Our vision is to provide high quality and affordable eye care to more and more people around the world. By doing so, GrandVision aspires to help them realize their full potential in life.

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NB. If you have not heard back from us after 27 days, please consider your application not to be successful. Due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback should you not be selected for an interview.

Recruitment agencies: As we have a dedicated in-house recruitment team, all our positions are strictly no agencies. Please refrain from contacting our staff with prospective candidates as they will not be taken into consideration.

Application process

1. Apply
2. Questionnaire & Recruiter call
3. 1st Interview
4. Online Assessment & 2nd Interview
5. Offer
6. Hired

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