Accounts Payable Lead


Centessa Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: CNTA) new kind of pharmaceutical company with a deconstructed R&D environment that prioritizes data driven decision making led by subject matter experts. Centessa is advancing a portfolio of high conviction programs with strong biological validation.

Our asset-centric model offers a unique R&D logic that has been applied by single asset companies to improve productivity. This operating model has minimal centralized infrastructure, reduced hierarchy, and exclusive focus on data driven capital allocation. Our teams are uniquely incentivized to expeditiously interrogate key scientific hypotheses. We believe the asset-centric model can lead to improved success rates for programs with greater speed and modest costs.


We are seeking a dynamic, motivated, and experienced Accounts Payable Lead  to join our accounting team and take responsibility for maintaining accurate and up-to-date financial records for Accounts Payable. The successful candidate would be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the accounts payable team and be responsible for the supervision of a team of two interns, who are currently working on a part-time basis (up to 20 hours a week.)

Key Responsibilities include (but are not limited)

  1. Accounts Payable:
    • Completing New Vendors Forms in accordance with company guidelines
    • Processing invoices accurately and timely to ensure the timely approval of invoices
    • Liasing with Financial Planning & Analysis team and Procurement to ensure Purchase Order and Change Orders are approved
    • Processing weekly and ad-hoc/urgent payment runs to vendors
    • Responding to vendor requests/queries and resolving any issues on a timely basis
    • Preparing Vendor reconciliations as required
  2. Expense Management:
    • Responsibility for approving expense claims
    • Help in tracking and reconciling expenses.
  3. Assist in Auditing:
    • Participate as required in internal and external audit processes, including SOX 404.
  4. Financial Reporting:
    • Responsibility for annual 1099 reporting and any other compliance related reporting as required
  5. Ad hoc Projects:
    • Collaborate on special projects as required
  6. Assist in Financial Month-end Close and Analysis:
    • Support the month-end close process in Accounts Payable


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Education: Degree in Accounting, or a related field.
  • Technical Skills:
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other MS Office applications.
    • Excellent understanding and experience of Oracle Fusion, preferable
    • Understanding of SAP Concur Travel and Expense Management , preferable
    • Basic understanding of financial analysis
  • Communication Skills:
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to develop strong professional relationships and represent the company in a professional manner
    • Ability to convey financial information in a clear and concise manner
  • Attention to Detail:
    • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail in financial tasks
  • Team Player:
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Initiative:
    • Proactive and self-motivated with a strong desire to learn and contribute.
  • Adaptability:
    • Able to adapt to changing priorities and work effectively in a dynamic environment.
    • Able to work in a remote work environment and leveraging technology.


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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