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Accounts Payable (AP) and Payroll Specialist

Finance | Emeryville, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Eureka Therapeutics is a privately-held biotechnology company focused on developing novel T cell-based immunotherapies for hematological malignancies and solid tumors. Our unique platform is aimed at developing safe and effective genetically engineered T cells against surface cancer antigens as well as TCR-mimic antibodies, which recognize previously inaccessible cancer antigens specific for solid tumors. We have built strong pipelines of innovative drugs, with the most advanced candidates in clinical stage. In addition to our internal drug discovery programs, Eureka has ongoing partnerships with several major pharma and academic centers of excellence. For more information about Eureka Therapeutics, please visit:


The Accounts Payable (AP) and Payroll Specialist will work as part of the Finance team, reporting directly to the Accounting Manager.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform full cycle accounts payable functions by coding, vouchering, reviewing, and processing all types of vendor invoices while ensuring compliance with AP internal control, policies and procedures
  • Process vendor check run and future ACH weekly to ensure timely and accurate payments of approved invoices and expense reports
  • Perform GL coding of all credit card transactions and upload them into NetSuite
  • Review employee expense reports
  • Answer inquiries from vendors and employees and resolve outstanding issues
  • Transfer A/P sub-ledger to general ledger daily and review reports for accuracy
  • Reconcile A/P sub-ledger to general ledger monthly and make any required journal entries
  • Process month-end close of Accounts Payable sub-ledger and generate and verify the monthly report
  • Prepare month-end accruals and the associated journal entries
  • Prepare and generate 1099s in compliance with IRS regulations and ensure that all data reported on the 1099 forms are accurate and complete
  • Setup new vendors and update W-9 and W8-BEN
  • Make copies and scanning of pertinent invoices
  • Maintain accounts payable related files and records
  • Assist with annual financial audit by external auditors
  • Assist with annual preparation of tax package
  • Assist with special Accounting/Finance projects as needed
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Responsibilities: Payroll

  • Ensure that employee payroll processing is in compliance with federal and state laws.
  • Assist in payroll accounting, transactions, reporting, stop payments and other operations.
  • Review payroll reports and timesheets for correctness before payroll transactions.
  • Ensure that employee payroll is processed accurately and timely.
  • Review salary changes, compensations, deductions, bonus, vacations payouts, and benefits for employees.
  • Respond to payroll queries from employees in a timely manner.
  • Analyze payroll issues and recommend corrective actions.
  • Maintain payroll system up-to-date and accurate.
  • Prepares and audits new hires, transfers, employee deductions and other payroll related changes received for processing.
  • Process and reconcile periodic 401k contribution changes and remittance funding.
  • Provides support to Human Resources to help resolve payroll related matters.
  • Perform any other relevant work or duties as requested or assigned by the Accounting Manager.


  • Bachelors or Associates degree in Accounting & Finance, or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of experience as an AP and Payroll Specialist or equivalent
  • Understanding of GAAP, ability to research issues
  • Strong general accounting and analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and multi-entity environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • Strong organization skills with an attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Experience with NetSuite is preferred.
  • Experience with Accrualify, a P2P Automation Software
  • Experience with Namely Payroll preferred


To Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume or CV and cover letter via JobScore at All submissions will be evaluated, and interviews will be conducted for those applicants who most strongly fit our needs. If you are not contacted for an interview, your resume will remain on file and active for available positions for a period of one year.

Eureka Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, marital status, veteran status, medical conditions, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law.

If you are a recruiter or placement agency, please do not submit resumes to any employees at Eureka Therapeutics, Inc. prior to having a signed agreement. Eureka Therapeutics is not liable for and will not pay agency fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved recruitment partners. Furthermore, any resumes sent to us without an agreement in place will be considered your company’s gift to Eureka Therapeutics and may be forwarded to our recruiters for their attention.