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Senior Accountant – Accounts Payable & General Ledger

Role Description

The Senior Accountant will be a key member of the Akero Accounting team, with primary responsibility for managing all aspects of Accounts Payable and supporting select general ledger tasks, including bank reconciliations and journal entry processing. This position is based out of the company’s South San Francisco, CA office and will report to the Assistant Controller.


  • Process all vendor invoices for approval and payment in NetSuite and Bill.com systems
  • Maintain positive external relationships with all vendors through effective communication and timely invoice processing
  • Maintain strict compliance with internal procedures which govern policies for invoice approvals
  • Resolve purchase order terms to ensure coordination with company financial planning systems
  • Support the Assistant Controller with the maintenance of the general ledger, including journal entry processing, during monthly and quarterly close cycles
  • Perform monthly bank account reconciliations
  • Assist in preparation of other reconciliations, schedules and ad hoc projects

Technical Requirements & Skills

  • Hands on Accounts Payable and General Ledger experience, including regular work with reconciliations and journal entries, and experience in month end close activities
  • High level of analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to identify issues and recommend a course of action
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills (team player/ability to work cross functionally)
  • Self-motivated and passion to learn
  • Demonstrated success working in a deadline driven and multi-task environment
  • Strong working knowledge of U.S. GAAP rules related to the timing of invoice and expense recognition
  • Highly proficient with Excel
  • Previous experience with ERP systems (preferably NetSuite and Bill.com)

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