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Staff Accountant

Position Description & Responsibilities

Job Description: Responsible for the accounts payable process including processing of invoices, coding of expenses, preparation of vouchers and the audit and issuance of payments. Maintain relationships with employees and external vendors. Responsible for managing day to day T&E process including monitoring T&E activity, providing T&E support, monitoring corporate credit card program, recording accruals and account reconciliations. Additionally, perform any combination of audit, calculating, posting and verifying to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining account records. This position reports to the Manager of Accounting Operations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Distribute, collect and process all vendor invoices/check requests and PO requests.
  • Review all invoices for appropriate documentation and proper approval prior to processing. Review all payments for proper approval prior to disbursing.
  • Maintain Company contract log including purchase orders, NDAs, consulting agreements, MSAs, etc.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and preparation of 1099 records/filings.
  • Respond to all employee and vendor inquiries in a timely manner and that all inquiries are resolved correctly and efficiently.
  • Reconcile vendor statements, research and correct discrepancies.
  • Act as primary travel and expense support for organization.
  • Prepare travel and expense reports, credit card statements and expense system processing as needed.
  • Record monthly travel and expense accruals and perform account reconciliations.
  • Assist with other projects as needed.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of transactional processing experience preferably across AP, AR, T&E and corporate card programs.
  • College degree required.
  • Proven experience with a high volume transactional processing environment.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.
  • Must have sound interpersonal, communication, organization and analytic skills.
  • Multi-currency experience a plus.
  • Proficient in Excel and Word.
  • Microsoft Dynamics SL experience a plus.

Vanda Pharmaceuticals offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits and a 401(k) matching program. Vanda is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, or any other protected status designated by law.

Applicants should submit a cover letter with their Curriculum Vitae or Resume to:

Human Resources
Reference #: F4015
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 300E
Washington, DC 20037
E-mail: careers@vandapharma.com
Website: www.vandapharma.com

"Please note that the duties and responsibilities within this role may change over the course of employment, which will require flexibility."

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