Accounts Payable Specialist with German

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Updated: July 17, 2024
Location: Republic of Serbia-Europe - SRB-Beograd-Starine-Nov-23
Job ID: 24002761

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Accounts Payable Specialist I

Syneos Health® is a leading fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization built to accelerate customer success. We translate unique clinical, medical affairs and commercial insights into outcomes to address modern market realities.  

Every day we perform better because of how we work together, as one team, each the best at what we do. We bring a wide range of talented experts together across a wide range of business-critical services that support our business. Every role within Corporate is vital to furthering our vision of Shortening the Distance from Lab to Life®.

Discover what our 29,000 employees, across 110 countries already know: 

Why Syneos Health

  • We are passionate about developing our people, through career development and progression; supportive and engaged line management; technical and therapeutic area training; peer recognition and total rewards program.
  • We are committed to our Total Self culture – where you can authentically be yourself. Our Total Self culture is what unites us globally, and we are dedicated to taking care of our people. 
  • We are continuously building the company we all want to work for and our customers want to work with. Why? Because when we bring together diversity of thoughts, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives – we’re able to create a place where everyone feels like they belong.

Essential Functions:
1. Enforces policies and procedures related to accounts payable and travel and entertainment expense. Ensures
that proper approvals are included on all payments to be processed.
2. Ensures all types of payments (checks, ACH, wires) are made in a timely manner and are recorded in Oracle
accounts payable system.
3. Creates check runs and EFT payment batches, including preliminary register.
4. Reviews printed checks for accuracy and signatures.
5. Complies with process controls outlined in narratives to meet Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls objectives.
Alerts management to any discrepancies between written processes and current procedures, so that written
procedures can be updated.
6. Maintains effective relationships with vendors and internal customers through timely and accurate payments
and response to inquiries. Collaborate with the billing team to provide necessary documentation for invoicing
grants and pass through expenses to sponsors.
7. Performs weekly review of accounts payable account activity and monitors trends in invoice processing, while
escalating priority issues timely.
8. Reconciles electronic systems interfaces with Oracle accounts payable system and inputs journal entries.
9. Identifies opportunities to streamline and improve the accounts payable processing function by promoting process improvement concepts.
10. Participates in projects as requested.
11. Prepares requests for data and reporting as needed.
12. Assists with training new staff as requested.
13. Runs use tax reports or similar report and provide to accounts payable specialist as well as the tax department for monthly, quarterly, and yearly filings.
14. Maintains 1099 or similar files as well as assist Manager, Accounts Payable with preparation of 1099s or similar forms.
15. Serves as a backup to the Supervisor, Accounts Payable.



  • Associate’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience, plus moderate accounting experience, preferably within a CRO or pharmaceutical environment. BA/BS degree preferred.
  • Fluent English is required. German preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of techniques in accounts payable.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), email, voice mail and related accounting packages; with Oracle Financial experience preferred.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment is essential.
  • Effective presentation, documentation and interpersonal skills with a team-oriented approach.
  • Able to communicate effectively with internal and external parties and resolve issues diplomatically.
  • Strong work ethics, professional attitude, and reliability.
  • Strong problem solving skills, research and resolution skills, data analysis and multi-tasking skills.

Get to know Syneos Health
Over the past 5 years, we have worked with 94% of all Novel FDA Approved Drugs, 95% of EMA Authorized Products and over 200 Studies across 73,000 Sites and 675,000+ Trial patients.

No matter what your role is, you’ll take the initiative and challenge the status quo with us in a highly competitive and ever-changing environment. Learn more about Syneos Health.

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