Senior Accounts Payable Accountant (ES17-174)

Catalyst Biosciences, Inc.
South San Francisco
10 Jan 2018
19 Jan 2018
Job role
Accounts payable
Contract type
Full time
Catalyst is a clinical–stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel medicines to address hematology indications. Catalyst is focused on the field of hemostasis, including the subcutaneous prophylaxis of hemophilia and facilitating surgery in individuals with hemophilia. For more information, please visit . Reporting to the Associate Director Accounting, the Senior AP Accountant will perform various accounts payable, data entry and reconciling functions within NetSuite. Qualified candidates must have the ability to execute multiple tasks in a fast–paced and rapidly changing environment. Further, this role assists with AP close duties as well as identifying accruals after the AP module is closed and prepares expense flux analysis for reporting. Candidates must have strong attention to detail, decision making, problem solving, and time management skills. They must be proactive and deadline–oriented. Responsibilities Enter vendor invoices with proper account coding, apply invoices to the corresponding purchase orders Collaborate with stakeholders to resolve any issues related to purchase orders and vendor invoices including thorough understanding of new contract obligations and changes to existing PO's/contracts Review invoices for appropriate supporting documentation and approvals prior to payment Coordinate the processing of invoices for payment including 3–way matching, data entry, obtaining required approvals and check generation within NetSuite Perform weekly check run. Ensure timely payments to suppliers and posting of payments Monitor the accounts payable mailbox for invoices and related correspondence Provide customer service and support to internal departments and vendors with respect to various accounts payable inquiries Responsible for monthly accounts payable and accrual close processes Assist in month–end close, preparation of audit schedules and SOX control testing Reconcile vendor statements, research and correct discrepancies Reconcile accounts payable and related balance sheet accounts Make recommendations for process improvement of the AP process Maintain the 1099 data for vendors and responsible for annual filing Submit quarterly payments to regulatory agencies, SBOE, IRS Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices Assist with other accounting tasks and special projects as needed Assist with Implementation of systems, e.g. DocuSign, NetSuite enhancements, ACH Requirements 8+ years of demonstrated Accounts Payable experience within a public company including a working knowledge of accounting principles, general ledger posting and accounts payable best practices Accounting or Business Bachelor's degree. Experience working in a SOX controlled environment Proven ability to handle multiple tasks with differing priorities simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy, sense of urgency and customer focus Strong understanding of procure–to–pay workflow Attention to quality and detail, teamwork, commitment to goals and follow–up Strong organizational, analytical and communication skills, both oral and written Ability to meet tight deadlines and responsibility for accuracy and timeliness of work performed Proven problem solving, decision making, research and resolution skills Proficient in Excel, Word and Outlook Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast–paced environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness and the ability to multi–task Experience with NetSuite or similar ERP preferred Experience in biotech/pharmaceutical industry preferred