Job Title:

Accounts Payable Accountant

Job Location:

Burlingame, California

Job Compensation:

70k - 85k + bonus

Job Description:

Our client, a successful and
growing Life Sciences corporation, has an opening for an Accounts Payable
This is an opportunity to
support an organization that is dynamic and offers career advancement.
  This collaborative environment encourages teamwork
and open communication.


Murdock Martell, Inc. is a
leading financial consulting and recruiting firm that provides solutions to
established and emerging growth companies. We represent some of the strongest
companies in the Bay Area with an emphasis in technology, and life sciences start-ups.


Essential Job Duties
and Responsibilities

  • Set
    up new vendors and maintain vendor information; request W-9 and review forms
    for accuracy and proper coding

  • Own
    year-end reporting for 1099s and unclaimed property

  • Process
    accounts payable invoices, credit card transactions and expense reports in an accurate
    and timely manner according to company policies

  • Assist
    with monthly/quarterly/annual close process with vendors

  • Receive,
    review and verify vendor invoices and check requests

  • Follow
    up with staff from other departments for vendor invoice approval and general
    ledger, business unit, and project charge codes

  • Post
    vendor invoices into accounting system on a daily and timely basis while
    ensuring invoices are coded to the correct GL accounts, cost centers, project
    codes and business units

  • Ensure
    vendor invoices are correctly approved at the appropriate level prior to

  • Prepare
    and perform check runs, prepare ACH and wire transfers, coordinate check
    signing/approval and send payments to vendors

  • Monitor
    AP balance to ensure payments are up-to-date

  • Reconcile
    vendor statements with vendor ledgers

  • Communicate
    with vendors to resolve account discrepancies and respond to vendor inquiries

  • Record
    fixed asset acquisitions, understand capitalization rules, maintain
    depreciation schedule and record depreciation journal entries in the accounting
    system; run fixed asset reports

  • Process

  • Review
    and process employee expense reports 

  • Process
    and reconcile company credit card statements on a monthly basis

  • Prepare
    monthly AP and intercompany payable reconciliations on a timely basis

  • On
    a monthly basis, close AP and run the month-end AP reports reconcile reports to
    the GL and review the reports for old outstanding invoices and/or credits

  • Assist
    with monthly and year-end closing preparation relative to open purchase orders

  • Assist
    in the reconciliation of balance sheet accounts such as
    prepaid expenses and accrued liabilities; assist with the month-end and
    year-end closing

  • Prepare
    monthly sales tax reports

  • Provide
    supporting schedules and docum
    entation for the annual audit and corporate tax
    return preparation




  • Bachelor's

  • 3+
    years of experience with full cycle AP in a face-paced environment

  • Strong
    understanding of cost accounting and GAAP

  • Attention
    to detail

  • Strong
    organizational and analytical skills; ability to multi-task and meet strict

  • Strong
    written and verbal communication and problem-solving skills 

  • Proficiency
    in NetSuite, ADP Workforce Now, QuickBooks Enterprise, Sage, MS Excel, Word

Job Skills:


Education Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree

Murdock Martell, Inc. is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services.

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