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Accounts Payable Coordinator

Date: Dec 29, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: Spark Therapeutics

Join the Spark Team


We were born of innovation, springing from the curiosity, imagination and dedication of remarkable scientists and healthcare visionaries. Our shared mission is to challenge the inevitability of genetic disease by discovering, developing, and delivering treatments in ways unimaginable – until now.


We don’t follow footsteps. We create the path.





Spark Therapeutics is looking for a motivated, high-energy individual to contribute to the success of our growing Accounts Payable team.  This position will be responsible for processing accounts payable invoices manually and electronically, investigating and resolving discrepancies associated with accounts payable, procurement and receiving as well as special projects assigned by management. The Accounts Payable Coordinator will ensure the prompt payment of invoices by routing incoming invoices to the appropriate approvers in a timely manner, and liaison with the Procurement and Receiving departments to resolve ReQlogic or Purchase Order issues. The Accounts Payable Coordinator will interact with vendors to resolve issues, monitor the Spark Invoices and AP inboxes, ensures compliance with company policies and procedures, and identify opportunities to enhance existing procedures to improve control, measurement and/or productivity. In addition, the Accounts Payable Coordinator will provide a consistently high level of service to clients and employees. Additional duties include assisting on month, quarter, and year-end closing process, as needed.  The ideal candidate must have excellent analytical skills, be able to multi-task with emphasis on prioritization and communication.  Strong attention to detail, commitment to accuracy and the ability to meet deadlines is a must.





% of Time            Job Function and Description

80           Processing of invoices which requires consistent communication with external departments 

10           Assist in Accounts Payable related quarter end and year end close processes

10           Departmental projects/other projects & tasks, as assigned



Education and Experience Requirements


High School Diploma with 5 years related accounts payable experience or a Bachelors Degree with 2 years of related accounts payable experience in a professional environment


Additional Desirable Qualifications: 

Experience in the finance function and/or biopharma industry



Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and financial systems software.  Experience with Microsoft Dynamics NAV, ReqLogic or other General Ledger and requisitioning systems is preferred.
  • Shows initiative and possess strong attention to details, reasoning, and analytical skills.
  • Position requires strong written and verbal communication skills and be strongly committed to accuracy. 
  • Must have experience working in a fast paced, high volume invoice processing industry.
  • Strong organizational skills with excellent follow-up discipline.
  • Ability to work independently in a busy and demanding environment.



Complexity and Problem Solving


Works on assignments that are moderately complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations.





Please be aware that Spark mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location.  Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia