Accounts Payable Specialist


The mission of Centessa Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: CNTA) is to deliver consequential new medicines to patients. The Centessa family includes ten wholly owned, highly specialized companies, with drug discovery and development programs in diverse therapeutic areas. The company’s organizational structure and approach combine the agility and sense of urgency typical of start-up companies with the scale and diversification typical of larger R&D organizations.


The Accounts Payable Specialist will manage external vendors/internal partners, disbursements, preparation / filing of 1099s and ad-hoc requests.  Reporting to the Sr. Manager of Accounts payable, the Accounts Payable Specialist will help implement policies and procedures across the organization while supporting an implementation of an ERP. Additionally, this person will be responsible for ensuring accurate and timely completion of various accounts payable functions.


  • Create new vendors. Ensure compliance with documentation requirements – internal (new vendor forms, banking, etc.) and regulatory (W8 / W9).
  • Record vendor invoices, ensure proper coding and authorization is in adherence to company policy. Manage business partners to ensure timely review / approval of invoices.
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls over AP processes.
  • Identify and resolve invoice discrepancies to vendor/suppliers.
  • Prepare and process payments in a timely manner.
  • Assist with ad-hoc projects as necessary.
  • Support the accounting close process as it relates to the AP invoices, accruals, and payments.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required.
  • 5+ years of experience with Accounts Payable and/or general accounting.
  • Experience with Accounts Payable system implementation preferred.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills required along with unquestionable integrity and judgement.
  • Working knowledge of general ledger reporting / systems (Net Suite, Oracle and/or SAP).
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to efficiently provide high-quality work.
  • Comfortable working independently and in a customer service capacity to support the needs of internal business partners and external vendors.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

POSITION: Full-Time, Exempt

EEOC Statement: Centessa Pharmaceuticals believes in a diverse environment and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Centessa Pharmaceuticals will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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