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Accounts Payable Specialist (Temporary/Contractor)

Inovio Pharmaceuticals
San Diego, California, United States
Closing date
Mar 6, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Payable
Contract Type
Full Time

INOVIO is a biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing DNA medicines to help treat and protect people from infectious diseases, cancer, and diseases associated with HPV. Our DNA medicines in development are delivered using our proprietary smart device to produce immune responses against targeted pathogens and cancers. For more information, visit

Job summary

The Accounts Payable Specialist performs day-to-day full-cycle accounts payable duties. The position interacts with vendors to resolve issues and questions and interfaces with employees across the company and also provides other support to the accounting team during month-end close and for other critical deadlines.

Essential job functions and duties

Audit vendor invoices and match invoices to purchase orders and other applicable supporting documents.
Process and reconcile company credit card statements.
Accurate and timely entry of invoices and match to PO receipts in accounting system to ensure that invoices are paid on time.
Compliance with SOX internal controls applicable to job functions.
Assist and support internal and external SOX audits.
Audit and verify expense reports for accuracy and appropriate approval.
Reconcile vendor statements, research, and resolve discrepancies.
Respond to vendor inquiries and actively pursue timely resolution of issues with vendors, such as past-due invoices.
Assist the G/L accounting team in the month-end close process and expense/invoice research, as needed.
Assist/Perform ad hoc duties as needed.

Minimum requirements

Experience in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Accounts Payable preferred.
Minimum of 3 years' experience in full-cycle A/P with some general accounting.
Knowledge in A/P process automation.
Proficiency in Microsoft Applications, intermediate knowledge of Excel preferred.
Ability to learn new systems and applications.
High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to pay attention to processes or steps leading to the accomplishment of results, looking for ways to improve quality, efficiency, and effectiveness.
Ability to meet assigned deadlines.
Effective time management skills and ability to prioritize.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives.
Flexibility for potential new tasks.
Professional demeanor and ability to collaborate in a team environment with all internal and external stakeholders.

The hourly range for this role is $21.00 to $27.00. Individual pay decisions ultimately depend on various factors including, but not limited to, relevant experience, knowledge, skills, education, geography, internal equity and alignment with external market data.


INOVIO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with our policy, INOVIO will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, gender, gender identity and expression, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

A current US work authorization is required. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. INOVIO offers an attractive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Important notice to employment businesses/agencies

INOVIO does not accept referrals from employment agencies unless written authorization from the INOVIO Human Resources department has been provided. In the absence of written authorization, any actions undertaken by employment agencies shall be deemed to have been performed without our consent and therefore INOVIO will not be liable for any fees arising from employment agency referrals in respect to current or future position vacancies at INOVIO.

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