New ABFO Open Posting, Accounts Payable Specialist, Principia Biopharma

Job Title:  Accounts Payable Specialist
Job Code: FIN4
Hiring Manager: Paulina Le, Associate Director, Accounting

About Principia:

Principia is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapies for immune mediated diseases. Principia’s proprietary Tailored Covalency¬ģ platform differentiates the company’s investigational therapies from traditional small molecules and provides the potential to deliver the potency, selectivity and safety of injectable drugs while maintaining the convenience of a pill. This highly reproducible approach enables the company to pursue multiple programs efficiently. PRN1008, a reversible covalent BTK inhibitor, is being evaluated in a Phase 3 clinical trial in patients with pemphigus, an orphan autoimmune disease, and in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial in patients with ITP. PRN2246/, a covalent BTK inhibitor that crosses the blood-brain barrier, is being evaluated in a Phase 2 clinical trial in patients with multiple sclerosis and has been partnered with . PRN1371, a covalent inhibitor of Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor (FGFR) is being evaluated in a Phase 1 trial in patients with bladder cancer.

Job Description:

The position reports to the Associate Director, Accounting. The successful candidate will possess excellent customer service skills while interacting well with all functional teams. This person will join a growing accounting team and will be responsible for accounts payable records and transactions in accordance with SOX internal controls.

  • Process daily accounts payable transactions in Concur, in accordance with accounting policies and in an internal controls SOX environment.
  • Review invoices for vouchering, completing PO matching and obtaining internal approval for service invoices.
  • Process employee expense reimbursement submissions in Concur, in accordance with our Travel & Expense policy.
  • Perform month-end reconciliation for accounts payable and other related accounts.
  • Prepare and review purchase orders and invoices in support of month-end expense accruals.
  • Perform daily reconciliation of bank accounts in enterprise resource planning system.
  • Support external auditors quarterly reviews and annual audits.
  • Participate in special Finance/accounting projects.


  • Requires application of accounts payable knowledge to day-to-day operations and projects
  • Requires effective communication and collaboration skills
  • Excellent teamwork and cross-departmental collaboration skills,
  • Independent, innovative, and creative thinker; yet detail oriented and hands on
  • Prefer excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Prefer ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment, meeting deadlines in an accurate and timely manner

Minimum Qualifications:

  • AA degree or Equivalent
  • 5+ years experience in Accounts Payables
  • Knowledge of ERP processes and controls, preferably Concur, Microsoft Dynamic GP & Netsuite
  • Knowledge of employee expense reimbursement systems and controls, preferably Concur
  • Required proficiency with Microsoft office suite (Excel, Outlook, and Word).


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Interested applicants should apply online with this link:

Principia Biopharma is an equal opportunity employer.

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