June 5th, 2023 Finance

Senior Manager Accounts Payable

San Diego, California, United States

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The Senior Manager Accounts Payable will be responsible for managing the Accounts Payable function, including expense reimbursement and preparation of sale and use tax returns. Responsible for compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and other reporting obligations, and assistance with special projects, as needed. This individual will successfully coordinate AP functions across a range of departments. Ideal for an individual who is interested in using and developing skills across a wide range of functions who is detail oriented, has a high level of integrity and dependability, and a strong sense of urgency.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manages the Accounts Payable function, including but not limited to coding invoices, verification and entering vendor invoices for approvals, wire set ups, weekly check runs, vendor communications, month end close, accruals and reconciliations
  • Works closely with the purchasing department to ensure a smooth Procure-to-Pay process
  • Oversight of both the corporate credit card program as well as the Concur expense reimbursement program
  • Responsible for compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and reporting obligations
  • Reviews various banking journal entries pertaining to the Accounts Payable function.
  • Ensure all accounting tasks are performed according to GAAP
  • Facilitate and assist in the monthly close procedures
  • Reconcile and record corporate credit card transactions
  • Prepare end of year financial Audit Accounts Payable Schedules and invoice sampling
  • Assist as a team member with the implementation of an automated systems or ERP upgrades
  • Manages year-end IRS Form 1099 reporting process
  • Responsible for IRS Form 1042 reporting
  • Assist in documentation and monitoring of internal controls
  • Manage and supervise accounts payable staff
  • Assist with special, ad-hoc projects as requested
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, Economics or other related, MBA preferred. An equivalent combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered.
  • Targeting 5-8 years of progressively responsible experience in an account role or other finance area, ideally within the pharmaceutical or biotech industry.
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Excellent communication skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction and deliver on accomplish objectives
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to enhance performance, creativity, problem solving, and results
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP)
  • Experience with Microsoft Great Plains, Concur and Coupa, preferred
  • Proven track record of reliable, detailed and accurate work product
  • Ability to work in a results-driven, real-time team environment, and prioritize projects and deliver quality results within tight time constraints
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate, influence and build credibility with business partners across the organization
  • Knowledge of processes and reporting to effectively generate reporting to support internal business requirements
  • Thrive in a rapidly evolving and fast-paced work environment with a positive attitude and intellectual curiosity

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, see, talk or hear in a standard office environment and independently from remote locations. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

The salary range for this role is $118,000.00 to $147,700.00. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance, and location. In addition to a competitive base salary, this position is also eligible for discretionary bonus and equity awards based on factors such as individual and organizational performance.


What we offer you:

  • Competitive base, bonus, new hire and ongoing equity packages
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with a fully vested company match 1:1 up to 5%
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with a 2-year purchase price lock-in
  • 15+ vacation days
  • 14 paid holidays plus one floating holiday of your choice, including office closure between December 24th and January 1st
  • 10 days of paid sick time
  • Paid parental leave
  • Tuition assistance

EEO Statement: Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications in the exact way they are described in job postings. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and innovative company and we are looking for the BEST candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background or may meet the qualifications in a different way. We would strongly encourage you to apply – especially if the reason you are the best candidate isn’t exactly as we describe it here.

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