Accounts Payable Specialist at Seer
Redwood City, CA, US
At Seer, we are passionate about empowering our customers to expand scientific discoveries and achieve exceptional scientific outcomes. Our team is growing quickly as we develop innovative approaches to solve complex biological questions. And we believe the next frontier in biology is enabled through a clearer and more complete view of the proteome – something that Seer can uniquely deliver. As we build our team, we are looking for collaborative, driven, intellectually curious people who are committed to solving complex challenges. Our culture rewards accountability and cross functional teamwork, because we believe that this enables the kind of breakthrough thinking that will accelerate our mission.

The Role & The Team

Reporting to the Associate Director of Accounting, we are seeking a detail-oriented and diligent Accounts Payable Specialist to join our Finance team based in our Redwood City office.

Seer’s new Accounts Payable Specialist will be responsible for processing invoices, performing some account reconciliations, and other tasks to support the accounting team. The ideal candidate will have a over 5 years of accounts payable experience, strong proficiency with accounting software, and will have previously worked in the life sciences, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or manufacturing industry.

Responsibilities & Goals

Areas of specific responsibility and attention will include:

    Review and process invoices accurately
    Verify purchase approvals and follow up with approvers as needed
    Document receipt of purchased items before payment
    Scan paper invoices, print checks, and send/receive mail
    Reconcile credit card and bank account statements
    Contact vendors to clarify invoice issues or update account details
    Refine the accounts payable processes to make them more efficient
    Assist the Finance team with other projects as needed

Background & Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have had significant accounts payable experience. Candidates must be highly detail oriented, great team players, committed to completing their work with the upmost level of accuracy and integrity.

Key requirements include:

    Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
    5+ years of accounts payable experience preferred
    Proficiency with NetSuite strongly preferred, or proficiency in QuickBooks with the ability to learn new platforms quickly
    Desire to troubleshoot computer issues and problem solve other problems independently first, while understanding when it is imperative to communicate issues with others
    Strong written and oral communication skills, with demonstrated experience in cross-functional and timely communication
    Strong and collaborative work ethic; must be a self-starter and persistent about meeting goals in a fast-paced environment
    Must work well in a small team setting, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively