Accounts Payable Analyst

Alameda, CA
Apr 10, 2022

Accounts Payable Analyst

Alameda, CA
Apr 10, 2022

Company Description

Every Exelixis employee is united in an ambitious cause: to launch innovative medicines that give patients and their families hope for the future. In this pursuit, we know our employees are our most valuable asset. After operating in the challenging biotech sector for 25 years, we have a proven track record of resiliency in the face of adversity. The success of our lead product has provided a solid commercial foundation allowing us to reinvigorate our research efforts, and grow our team in areas such as Drug Discovery, Clinical Development and Commercial.

As we expand our global partnerships and further reinvest in R&D to help us discover the next breakthrough for difficult-to-treat cancers, we’re seeking to add talented, dedicated employees to power our mission.

Cancer is our cause. Make it yours, too.

Position Description:

Exelixis is seeking an Accounts Payable Analyst to join the team.  This position will support all aspects of the accounts payable function which includes invoice and payment processing, vendor payment inquiries, and month end closing activities.  This person will assist with auditing all employee expense reports for compliance with the Company’s Travel and Entertainment Policy as well as the Company’s Health Care Compliance Policy.  

Position Requirements:

•    Participate in process improvement projects including implementation of enhancements to our ERP systems and processes.
•    Investigates and resolves problems associated with processing of invoices and purchase orders.
•    Manage the full accounts payable cycle from receipt of invoices to payment, including coding invoices, matching purchase orders, obtaining approval, and entering the invoices into the accounting system.
•    Prepares batch check runs, wire transfers, and ACH transactions.
•    Receives, researches, and resolves a variety of routine internal and external inquiries concerning account status, including communicating the resolution of discrepancies to appropriate persons.
•    Responsible for IRS 1099 compliance and reporting.
•    Responsible for Escheatment compliance and reporting.
•    Responsible for monthly accounts payable accruals (Temp, T&E)
•    Assist team with gathering support for all audits, including pulling documentation.
•    Ensure all accounts payable policies and procedures are adhered to including travel and related expenses, vendor approval and invoice processing. 
•    Manage vendor relations and build effective partnerships.
•    Participate in process improvement projects including implementation of enhancements to our ERP systems and processes.

•    No supervisory responsibilities

•    Bachelor's degree (B.A/B.S.) in related discipline and three years of related experience; or,
•    Master’s degree (M.A/M.S.) in related discipline and one year of related experience; or,
•    Equivalent combination of education and experience
•    May require certification in assigned area

•    Prior experience in accounts payable
•    Experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries desired

•    Thorough understanding of general accounting
•    Intermediate proficiency with a strong emphasis on Microsoft Excel
•    Adherence to tight deadlines and quick turnaround for accounting deliverables
•    Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, vendors, and associates.
•    Strong organizational skills and the ability to develop and maintain an organized structure
•    Accurate with a strong attention to detail
•    Strong written and oral communication skills
•    S/4HANA software proficiency preferred
•    Concur software proficiency preferred

•    Environment: primarily working indoors in an office environment