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Accounts Payable Analyst


Gerdau North America






TAMPA, Florida, United States


Accounting and Finance





The Accounts Payable Analyst II assists the SSG US Management Team in operational planning, process improvement and projects, advanced analysis and reporting for all aspects of the SSG US Management System. On a routine basis, this role is responsible for providing timely, accurate analysis of financial and services performance data to prepare executives summaries. Additionally, this role is a focal point for the coordination and management of business case submissions, PPA reporting cycles, customer surveys and departmental service scorecards.

This analyst position relies on heavy collaboration in developing best practices, benchmarking opportunities, global operation alignment across all three of Gerdau's Shared Services Centers (Brazil, Mexico and US) which is key to SSG success in continuously driving greater performance and productivity within our growing portfolio of services. This role will need to work effectively in a matrix environment across multiple departments, business divisions and countries.


This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or related field and a minimum of 3 years of experience of financial processes, budget planning and analytical reporting experiences. Intermediate to advanced proficiency in office productivity software (i.e. Excel) is required. Experience working in Shared Services organization and/or a global company. Knowledge of SAP and Steel Industry are plusses.

  • Bachelors in Management, Business, Finance or Accounting
  • 2-5 years of experience with operational cost modeling: FTE and fixed costs analysis
  • Strong strategic, analytical and problem solving skills with ability to build, understand and articulate financial models
  • Strong systems aptitude with advanced Excel skills and intermediate data reporting and analytics abilities (MS Power BI),
  • Working knowledge of the Gerdau Business System methodology, Financial Accounting and Shared Services processes
  • Proven ability to effectively work with all levels of the organization, both one-on-one and multi-disciplinary group settings to influence desired outcomes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Technical knowledge with strong understanding of ERP systems, (SAP) and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Self-led and ability to work independently and collaboratively in team environment
  • Capable of managing multiple priorities and time to meet deadlines, while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • Able to listen, ask questions, and determine when information is sensitive or confidential


Advanced analytic reporting :
  • Prepare and track key performance indicators, other metrics, and business or operational trend data to support dashboards and other management reporting
  • Develop summarized metrics/analytics content for executive-level presentations, and assist the senior SSG staff in communicating and discussing information presented
  • Interacts with GLNC, Senior Management Team, Department Leaders and Project teams, across SSG, business units and countries
  • Provide customer service and support to the department or function being supported including assistance with capital projects, cost/benefit analysis, and financial modeling to support and enhance decision-making.
  • Develops, maintains, analyzes and supports reports of varying complexities utilizing appropriate reporting tools.

  • Customer service and continuous improvements initiatives :
  • Monitor progress and action plan in ensuring quality of services within SLAs/KPIs; on a monthly/quarterly basis, suggesting improvements when necessary
  • Supports initiatives related to benchmarking, research, evaluation, recommendation and implementation of system improvements; including new software/systems
  • Provide critical thinking to perform root cause analysis of escalated issues and ensures appropriate and timely resolution of issues
  • Maintains a high-degree of confidentiality relative to personnel data and other information maintained in information systems
  • Ensure SSG US process designs are consistent with best practices, while continuously implementing process improvement initiatives where appropriate
  • Benchmark SSG US process costs and productivity on a regular basis to identify potential for improvement
  • Actively promoting learning, innovation and change in a 'can-do' culture, and acknowledging team and individual contributions
  • Modeling the behaviors associated with high performance and continuous improvement
  • Develops/maintains standard work processes, user procedures, guidelines, and documentation
  • Assists in the training of new staff on systems and related procedures.
  • Serves as a liaison/resource for team members, staff and vendor representatives in projects
  • Ad hoc analytics, reporting and other projects as assigned