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Accounts Payable Lead

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Company: Spark Therapeutics

Summary

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.

 

SUMMARY

This role will be responsible for the day to day management of the Accounts Payable (AP) function which includes all aspects of the AP function and the management of the AP team.

  • Responsible for posting and reviewing all invoices, wires and ACH debits processed by AP staff
  • Manage New Vendor process - Interacts with vendors and corporate compliance to set up new accounts, provide company documentation and resolve discrepancies.
  • Responsible for ensuring prompt payment of invoices and tracking of aged accounts payable report.
  • Collaborate with procurement team and receiving to investigates and resolves discrepancies with vendors and internal teams.
  • Manage and file year-end 1099 for all vendors.
  • Assist in account reconciliations for quarterly audit
  • Ensures compliance with policies and procedures and identifies opportunities to enhance existing procedures to improve control, measurement and/or productivity in a public company complying with Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Assists with quarter and year-end close process, as needed.
  • Provides a consistently high level of service to clients and employees.
Responsibilities

60% 

Managing the AP function – posting and reviewing all invoices and ensuring prompt payment of invoices and tracking of aged accounts payable report.

20% 

Collaborating with procurement and receiving teams to resolve discrepancies and improve processes

15% 

Manage Performance

Ensure every team member knows what is expected of them, what it takes to be successful, and how they are progressing.  Provide team members with continuous and on-going performance feedback.  Hold everyone accountable to achieve results while demonstrating the Spark Values. Help team members understand how their work contributes to the overall success of Spark by periodically reviewing individual objectives to ensure alignment to corporate and functional objectives, making adjustments if priorities have shifted.

Develop Team Members

Help employees effectively assimilate to Spark and continually grow through challenging experiences so they can realize their full potential.  Understand your employee’s goals, strengths and motivators.  Partner with your employees to identify areas for development, conduct coaching conversations regularly and provide guidance on ways to develop through on the job experiential learning, social networks and development opportunities.

Foster Spark’s Culture, Mission, Vision, and Values: 

Lead by example.  Create an environment where team members thrive in our Culture by living our truths, always in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Emphasize to employees that “how” they achieve performance objectives is just as important as “what” they accomplish.

5% Departmental projects/other projects & tasks, as assigned

Requirements
  • Associate degree in Finance a must; a BS/BA in Accounting, Finance, or Business a plus
  • 10+ years accounts payable and accounting related experience in a professional environment, of which 3 plus years in a management role
Competencies
  • Proven ability to partner with cross-functional teams
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and financial systems software.  Experience with Microsoft Dynamics NAV, ReqLogic or other General Ledger and requisitioning systems is preferred.
  • Position requires strong written and verbal communication skills and be strongly committed to accuracy. 
  • Strong organizational skills with excellent follow-up discipline.
  • Ability to work independently in a busy and demanding environment.
  • Works on assignments that are moderately complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations.


Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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