The Wavin Shared Services Center was established in 2013 to provide services in the fields of business consulting, reporting, controlling, master data, IT business applications and traditional services related to accounting for Wavin throughout Europe.
Our SSC employees are actively involved in local and international projects. The team works to map and optimize processes, participates in workshops to exchange information and seek more efficient solutions to business needs.
Services we provide
The Accounts Payable team is responsible for all the activities that need to be carried out in order to post invoices and initiate paying them. It includes initial verification of invoices, booking them in accordance with rules, preparing payment proposals, contact supplier/local OC on a daily basis, handling external and internal client queries and end of the month activities. Team AP also takes care of the activities reimbursing expenses related to business trips and performs regular internal controls in the AP field.
The Accounts Receivable team is responsible for posting bank statements, allocation of incoming and outgoing payments, bank reconciliations as well as performing cash collection tasks (reminders, debt collection, aging reports).
The General Ledger team is responsible for coordinating and performing end of the month activities; tax-related activities for various entities in the group; preparing financial statements; VAT advisory; transfer pricing; fixed asset area.
The Reporting team is responsible for distributing group & managerial reports, generating performance analysis, solving ad-hoc data queries, designing & prototyping new reports dashboards and building excellence at SAP & BI systems.
The Procurement team is responsible for performing various procurement operations for Wavin Trading Company (central purchasing entity for the whole Wavin group in Europe) as well as performing billing for other entities.
The Projects/Business Application team implements and supports systems like: SAP VIM, Concur, OnGuard, Basware, TopDesk; coordinates and participates in group projects like process improvements and transfer of activities from business units.
The Master Data Team is split into two parts: Operational Team and Excellence Team. Operational Team creates, extends, changes and blocks/unblocks vendors (vendor master data); creates new employee accounts (employee master data); extends and creates customer accounts (customer master data); creates materials and checks consistency of material master data. Main scope of duties for Master Data Excellence Team is implementation of projects dedicated for Fluent Europe Customer.
The Compliance team is responsible for risk identification, internal control design and implementation, continuous internal control monitoring; access rights management, creation and update of policies and procedures in accordance with specific organizational guidelines, contact with internal and external auditors.
The Business Relationship & Analytics
The Business Relationship & Analytics team is responsible for keeping open communication, administering Master Agreements, controlling service scope & billing, monitoring satisfaction, providing actionable metrics & KPI’s, identifying bottlenecks & pain points, supporting Lean & DMAIC initiatives, implementing Visual management, facilitating problem solving sessions.
The Internal Audit team is responsible for carrying out audits and complying to the defined audit methodology; tests, assessing and presenting detailed audit reports with observations and recommendations for operational improvements; participating in audits and carrying out special investigations.
Wavin is a leading supplier of plastic pipe systems and solutions.
As one of the longest established names in the market, Wavin built its reputation on over 60 years of high quality and innovation. Wavin connects customers to better solutions for above and below ground projects in the following application areas: water management, heating and cooling, water and gas distribution and waste water drainage.
Wavin headquarters are located in Zwolle, the Netherlands and has presence in more than 25 countries and about 30 manufacturing sites, mostly located in Europe. Wavin employs approximately 5000 people.