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Senior Accounts Payable Associate

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 preparing the weekly ACH, check and wire payments.  The Senior Accounts Payable Associate will be responsible for reviewing monthly rent and CAM charges for renewals, increases and proper approvals.  This position will also setup new vendors in Spark’s General Ledger system and interact with vendors and the Procurement department to ensure proper documentation is provided.  In addition, this position will work closely with the Corporate Tax Lead in preparing Spark’s monthly Sales & Use tax remittance.  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

50           •             Processing ACH, Wire and Check payments

                               Overall improvement of the AP process

25           •             Sales & Use tax review

15           •             Assist monthly, quarter end and year end close process

                             Rent invoices

10           •             Departmental projects/other projects & tasks, as assigned


Education and Experience Requirements


•             Associate Degree or College coursework in accounting required

•             5 years Accounts Payable and Accounting related experience in a professional environment


  Additional Desirable Qualifications: 

                Bachelor’s Degree Preferred 

                Experience in the finance function and/or biopharma industry



Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies


•             Sales Tax experience is required

•             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.


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