Senior Accounts Payable Specialist

Accounting Durham, North Carolina



Senior Accounts Payable Specialist

Main Purpose

Superuser: Acting as our US-based Accounts Payable expert in our Corporate Head Office, providing support and coverage for a wide range of Accounts Payable activities. This includes trouble shooting invoice and payment issues, query resolution as well as standard AP processes.

Local  Accounts Payable expert: Working on US hours, the Specialist will be able to provide both on-site and same working hours support to both US Corporate and US Finance teams.

Executive liaison: providing responses and solutions to the Executive Team on supplier and invoice queries. This will require the Specialist to be able to draw on years of experience and understanding of AP practices.

This role is office based in our Raleigh / Durham, NC headquarters.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Running a wide range of Accounts Payable activities for our US company, Marken LLP – from managing approval workflow queries, validating coding to supporting weekly payment runs, aged creditor reviews and clearing vendor advances. Month end activities and reviews are required to ensure good cut off and accurate balance sheet values (for AP related balances).
  • Being the main point of contact for US Corporate and Costing teams with regard to new suppliers / supplier management, invoice and payment queries, as well as working with these teams to find innovative solutions to streamline activities.
  • Providing local Accounts Payable coverage, in person, on US local working hours for both routine and non-routine requirements.
  • Handling time sensitive, operationally critical AP needs – where problem identification and solutions need to be worked on during US working hours (but beyond UK working hours). This requires being able to research the query, make phone calls to problem solve, be able to explain the problem, propose the solution and work with others to execute the solution.
  • Working with US based Finance team – Finance Managers – coding queries, process improvement, tax compliance as well as being a key member (remotely) of the Chiswick team.
  • Coordinating reviews to ensure high priority US vendors are paid within terms.
  • Workflow system administration – especially to cover UK out of hours period of the working day.


  • 5 – 7+ years’ experience
  • Bachelors degree
  • In-depth knowledge of Accounts Payable practices and procedures
  • Organizational and problem-solving ability, good oral and written communication skills
  • Applicants must be highly self-motivated and able to work autonomously, with solid communication skills and demonstrate the ability to work in both a team and remote environment
  • Previous experience working closely with senior executives 

 is a wholly owned subsidiary of UPS and is a critical part of UPS Healthcare. Marken offers a state-of-the-art GMP-compliant depot network and logistic hubs for clinical drug product storage and distribution worldwide, and supports cell and gene therapy logistics services from clinical to commercial, while maintaining the leading position for Direct-to-Patient and Home Healthcare services, biological sample shipments and biological kit production.

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