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Robert Half Accounts Payable Specialist in La Jolla, California


An innovative Robert Half client in the biotech industry is in immediate need of a skilled Accounts Payable Specialist for a contract assignment. This La Jolla-based role has an opportunity to be a permanent position based on performance in the contract role.

You will play a vital role in helping our client’s accounting department achieve their goals. Please see below for the role’s responsibilities and requirements:

Job Duties

  • Receive and prepare invoices to be dispersed

  • Review invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment

  • Research and resolve Accounts Payable queries by reviewing files, contracts or purchase orders

  • Posting payments to correct jobs and departments

  • Review and process employee expenses reports according to policy

  • Weekly check run

  • Reconcile vendor statements to determine vendor account status, identify missing documents

  • Scanning, sorting and filing of accounting department documentation

  • Assist with mailing of checks and other mailing projects

  • Perform clerical activities to support Accounting Department and special projects as assigned by the manager

  • Maintain vendor information including W9, address change and issuing of 1099s

To be considered for these types of positions, please upload your updated Word version resume on our Robert Half Mobile App & call us at 858.452.2626. Hope to hear from you soon!


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance preferred.

  • 1-3 years of accounting-related experience.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Effective customer service skills.

  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Ability to learn and use new accounting systems.

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