Associate Director of Accounts Payable

Job ID: 6486
Location: San Diego, California  [Remote]
Category: Accounting & Finance
Employment Type: Direct Hire

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About the Opportunity: 

Partnering with a leading biotech company, we are seeking an Associate Director of Accounts Payable. Reporting to the Director of Accounting Operations, this role will oversee Accounts Payable and accruals, ensuring timely processing of invoices and supporting month-end closing processes. 


Salary: $120,000 – $145,000 

Please note this range is an estimate and actual pay may vary based on qualifications and experience. 



  • Manages the accounts payable function, including review of invoices, expense reports, and cash disbursements for authorization and accounting accuracy.? 

  • Oversees and provides leadership to the accounts payable team, including hiring, onboarding, training, and coaching and development. 

  • Responsible for ensuring accuracy of accounts payable files. 

  • Responsible for ensuring all invoices and expense reports are posted to the correct general ledger account and Company. 

  • Develops, implements, and maintains policies and procedures related to the accounts payable function. 

  • Own and enhance policies and procedures, including automation, to meet business needs and improve overall effectiveness of the accounts payable function. 

  • Provide internal and external customer service to resolve invoicing or vendor matters to ensure timely payment of vendor bills. 

  • Manages the entire payment process and ensures payments are processed in a timely manner. 

  • Responsible for ensuring that key stakeholders across the organization understand and comply with policies and procedures related to accounts payable. 

  • Manages vendor relationships as necessary. 

  • Provides reporting and results for budgeted expenditures. 

  • Oversee timely monthly close and consolidation process, in accordance with established timelines and continuously strive to enhance closing process. 

  • Direct the implementation of new or upgraded systems as appropriate and ensure efficient use of existing systems. 

  • Ensures compliance with SOX, company policies and procedures with consistency across the company (with deviations as appropriate). 

  • Implement modifications to existing processes and procedures, guidelines, and policies to continuously improve processes. 

  • Manages the yearly 1099 form process. 

  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. 

  • Minimum of 7 years of related Accounts Payable management experience in a public company. 

  • Extensive experience with managing all aspects of Accounts Payable. 

  • Demonstrated and solid experience managing SOX 404 compliance, day-to-day application of SOX controls and documentation. 

  • Experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry a plus. 

  • Possess superior organizational and documentation skills, attention to detail, strong teamwork skills and the ability to work effectively with internal and external professionals at all levels. 

  • Must have strong accounting and US GAAP knowledge. 

  • Must be able to communicate with confidence and tact across all levels within the company. 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to foster a team-oriented environment, working collaboratively with cross-functional teams. 

  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects with competing priorities and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Strong, consistent work ethic with a keen attention to detail and ability to focus on the big picture. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Strong MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint knowledge. 

  • Systems knowledge of D365/EXFLOW is preferred but not required. 

  • Experience with system conversations in SOX compliant environment. 


About Sayva:?Sayva Solutions is an accounting, finance, technology, and human resources professional services firm whose focus is on long term relationships created through teamwork and doing what is in the best interest of others. By working with Sayva to identify your next career move, you will get the benefit of working with an experienced team who not only has a strong network of trusted clients, but expertise in the markets, and functions, we serve. We can provide insight on what your market value is, what companies have to offer, and what opportunities align best with your professional and personal goals. We are your trusted advisor throughout your search process and can help ensure you are prepared for interviews, have the information to make the best decisions, and receive a strong offer to land you that perfect job. Making a career move is not easy and can be stressful; Sayva can be your partner in making the process smooth, transparent, and rewarding.