Part Time Accountant - 25-30 hours/wk

Company Name:
Laufer and Associates, Inc.
Accounting Professional to manage busy Accounts Payable Function
Job Summary
Our client is a growing clinical phase biotech company and looking to hire an experienced hands-on Accounting Professional who is an enthusiastic, strong leader with a solid technical accounting background. This position will focus primarily on our very busy accounts payable role utilizing Quickbooks, however it will also include assisting the Controller with General Ledger maintenance in a high volume, accrual-based accounting system. This position is part-time and flexible, with an expectation of 25-30 hours per week. It is an ideal position for a professional who would like to design their hours to accommodate family responsibilities.
Essential Functions and Duties
Receive and audit invoices and expense reports for discrepancies and accuracy
Route invoices and expense reports to appropriate department for review and approval
Request W9 information and completes required review and documentation required for vendor set up
Maintain records and files in accordance with established filing system
Maintain vendor relationships by providing assistance which may include: payment inquiries, reconcile statements, correct and resolve open items
Ensure proper authorization in accordance with our approval and signing authority matrix
Process invoices and expense reports for payment via AP software, Quickbooks
Ensure accurate General Ledger coding
Initiate and prepare check runs, wire transfers and ACH transactions
Ensure adherence to and communicate AP policies and procedures
Identify and help implement areas of AP opportunity or automation
Perform general administrative duties (copying, scanning, filing, opening mail)
Take direction from the Controller for all matters related to accruals and general ledger maintenance, including journal entries and accruals
Ideally, this professional will have the following skills and experience:
BA/BS in Accounting or Finance preferred, but not required
4+ years of extensive accounts payable experience
Understanding of accruals with the ability to take direction from Controller to help to ensure completeness and accuracy of all accrued expenses
Experience with clinical trial and other operations accruals a significant plus; Candidates with this experience will be preferred
Strong attention to detail and communication skills
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software including significant experience using Excel; Office 365 a plus.
Knowledge of payroll processing software, experience with ADP is a plus
Life Science Industry experience is a plus

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