Accounts Payable Specialist

NGM Biopharmaceuticals   •  

South San Francisco, CA

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


5 - 7 years

Posted 172 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Tracking Code 199-181

Job Description

NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. is a private biotech company dedicated to discovering and developing the next generation of medicines for the treatment of serious diseases.  Our experienced scientific team has joined forces with an impressive group of industry professionals, Nobel Laureates and other distinguished researchers to form a company where innovation and cutting edge science has provided the foundation for a robust drug discovery engine.  To date, NGM Bio has generated a pipeline of six drug candidates in various stages of development, including NGM282 that recently demonstrated proof-of-concept in a Phase 2 study in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).  In 2015, we entered into a broad, strategic collaboration with Merck that will provide us with the resources and flexibility to pursue our ambitious R&D goals and further extend our pipeline of novel drug candidates.


NGM is looking for a detail-oriented and enthusiastic accounts payable (AP) specialist. The best candidate for this temp to perm, or full time position has a high sense of urgency, can process invoices quickly with great accuracy, understands the concept of accruals, and displays exceptional customer service to all colleagues and Company departments. Working in the Finance group, this candidate works collaboratively with the AP and Finance staff, and reports to the controller.

Required Skills

  • Receive invoices, daily
  • Obtain end user approvals for payment
  • Code invoices to accounts, departments, and project codes, and properly document descriptions with high accuracy
  • Process payments via check runs and wire payments on a bi-weekly basis
  • Pay reoccurring bills online, monthly
  • Void checks, as necessary
  • Investigate banking activity and aid accounting team as needed
  • Perform final accounting review of Concur expense reports
  • Host new hire orientation to Concur travel and expense reporting
  • Setup new vendors and obtain required documentation
  • Process GST reimbursement
  • Collect receipts and process AMEX card charges
  • Prepare, file and send Form 1099’s to contractors, annually
  • Organize, file and store invoices by vendor
  • Assist accounting with accruals, each period end
  • Document duties in standard operating procedures and ensures internal controls are maintained
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all employees and stakeholders in the Company

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in accounts payable
  • Use of NetSuite and QuickBooks a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, and provide exceptional customer service
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Excellent team work and collaboration skills
  • Understand the concept of accruals and how AP transactions are affecting financial close
  • Experience on full cycle accounts payable from approval, vouchering, payment and review of vendors’ statement of account, and voiding transactions in a fast-paced environment