Accounts Payable Associate

Cambridge, MA

Join bluebird bio’s enthusiastic and collaborative team by contributing to the overall success of our novel gene therapy approach. Reporting to the Director of Accounting, you will help to ensure that high-quality financial information is created and used to drive good decisions and operations in this highly entrepreneurial, fast-moving company. You will participate in the procurement to pay cycle. You will have responsibility for the processing invoices and all aspects of the accounts payable processing cycle.  The ideal candidate for this role aspires to grow with the company and is willing to provide support in all areas of the business. 

About the position:

  • Ensure accurate data entry of all vendor invoices
  • Control expenses by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices
  • Resolve purchase order, invoice, or payment discrepancies
  • Review of employee’s expense reports
  • Verify vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions
  • Maintain vendor relationships and account files
  • Maintain historical records by scanning documents
  • Provide accounting assistance to operations staff; respond to financial questions/concerns to meet business needs
  • Maintain and improve systems, procedures and policies, including accounts payable functions to ensure adherence to company guidelines
  • Accomplish accounting and company mission by coordinating and directing financial transactions recorded in Oracle in the Cloud, assuring that all transactions adhere to company policies and procedures to accurately assist in reporting the financial position of the company
  • Protects organization’s values by keeping information confidential
  • Ad-hoc projects as assigned


About you:

  • BS degree in Accounting or Finance preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in an Accounts Payable role, biotech experience is preferred
  • Strong computer knowledge in word processing and excel spreadsheets required; Oracle in the Cloud experience a plus
  • Strong financial analysis and accounting skills, thorough knowledge of accounting principles
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and react quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate and provide a high level of service to internal and external customers, including all levels within the company
  • Individual must be organized, detail-oriented, proactive and energetic
  • Ability to work in a dynamic fast-paced, high volume environment and meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational and time management skills in order to balance working on multiple projects in parallel are required
  • Willingness to embrace and demonstrate the principles of the bluebird bio culture: b colorful, b cooperative, and b yourself



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