Accounts Payable Specialist

Accounts Payable Specialist

miRagen Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company founded to harness the power of microRNA (miRNA) biology.  The company combines strong in-house expertise in microRNA biology and chemistry with external partnerships and academic collaborations that leverage best-in-class technologies. Together with its strategic partners, miRagen is focused on the discovery and development of innovative microRNA-based therapeutics in disease areas with high unmet medical need.   


Job Description:

We currently seek an experienced Accounts Payable Specialist who will be a key member and contributor on the Finance team. The incumbent will be responsible for a majority of the accounts payable activities while supporting vendor invoice management activities related to clinical trial and CRO agreements. Primary duties of the position include but are not limited to:


  • Review all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment
  • Process 3-way P.O. matching invoices, up to 100 plus line items
  • Prioritize invoices according to cash discount potential and payment terms
  • Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner
  • Process check requests
  • Audit and process credit card bills
  • Match invoices to checks, obtain all signatures for checks, and distribute checks accordingly
  • Work with Senior Project Accountant in reconciling and processing all clinical trial invoices
  • 1099 vendor maintenance and related reporting
  • Work collaboratively with internal staff members and external vendors, addressing questions and issues
  • Reconcile vendor statements and when necessary, conduct research to correct discrepancies
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly/annual tax returns, including sales/use taxes and biotech refund accruals
  • Maintain files and documentation in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices
  • Maintain fixed asset records/calculate monthly depreciation
  • Serve as backup for processing purchasing requisitions and generating purchase orders
  • Prepare all accounts payable deliverables for external audits and reviews
  • Manage all SOX control requirements related to the accounts payable cycle, including required documentation, monitoring and performing controls, updating controls, assistance with testing controls, and participation in any other related internal control efforts
  • Assist with other projects as needed



Suitable candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration or equivalent and a minimum five years of experience, preferably in the biopharma/biotech industry. Candidates should have the demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment.


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Accounts payable experience in the biotech/clinical industry desired
  • Strong working knowledge of accounting
  • Experience utilizing finance/accounting systems; familiarity with Acumatica preferred but not required
  • Ability to implement continuous improvement measures to optimize the organization’s performance
  • Familiarity with SOX compliant internal financial controls
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve complex issues
  • Exceptional time management and the ability to work with a sense of urgency, when needed
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficient with Excel, PowerPoint, and other MS tools.

miRagen Therapeutics offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package. For additional information, please visit our website at Interested candidates should email a résumé in PDF format to