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Sr Accounting Specialist, Accounts Payable
Illumina, Inc. | San Diego, California
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Job Description

Position Summary

This position requires an ambitious professional to be part of the accounts payable team in support of Illumina, Inc. US Financial Shared Services.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Validate and process invoices and payment requests in the accounting system with appropriate account coding and approvals 
  • 3-way and 2-way invoice match to PO experience required
  • Must be able to manage monthly invoice volume of 1000+
  • Conduct analytical review of purchase order to invoice to determine cause and fix
  • Research and resolve supplier disputes and issues
  • Collaborate with purchasing team to resolve invoice to PO discrepancies
  • Goods Receipts/Invoice Receipts reconciliation experience
  • California sales & use tax knowledge
  • Provide excellent customer service to outside suppliers and internal business partners
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of all accounts payable invoices
  • Comply with all internal controls to ensure accurate financial records, particularly in relation to Corporate Signature Authority Matrix, SOX narratives, Sunshine Act, and Global Purchasing Policy
  • Adhere to contractual payment terms to ensure smooth operation of the business while maximizing early payment discounts
  • Embody Illumina, Inc. values in dealing with both external and internal customers
  • Provide financial information if requested (example:  check numbers, invoice copies, etc)
  • Other duties as assigned by Management

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong communication (oral and written), analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles - accrual experience helpful
  • 5 Years accounts payable experience with heavy volume
  • Proficiency in Excel, and other similar desk top applications
  • Strong customer-service skills; ability to work in a team environment
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
  • Self-motivated; high bias for action
  • SAP/Vendor Invoice Management (or local system) experience preferred
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Required educational background:

  • High school diploma
  • Some accounting courses preferred

Preferred experiential background:
• Knowledge and skills typically acquired through previous positions in fast-paced corporate environments which involve responsibility for similar work

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at applications@illumina.com. To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

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