Accounts Payable /Payroll Specialist

San Diego, California
Apr 03, 2018
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time

Poseida Therapeutics, Inc. is seeking a talented and self-motivated Accounts Payable/Payroll Specialist to join our team in San Diego, CA. This position offers an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual to help support and contribute to a growing biotech developing new gene editing and gene therapy products in an exciting and dynamic environment focused on cutting-edge gene editing technology. Primarily, the role will be responsible for a range of general staff accounting tasks, including: full cycle accounts payable, payroll processing and general accounting support.

Primary Responsibilities:

Accounts Payable

  • Responsible for accurate and timely processing of AP invoices per corporate policies, including appropriate approval
  • Code invoices within Great Plains
  • Identifies and investigates any issues with provider bills and obtains mutual resolution of discrepancies 
  • Maintain accurate vendor information, including record of all W-9 information and ensures all W-9 information is in place prior to issuing payment
  • Perform accounts payable reconciliations to ensure accuracy and resolve outstanding items
  • Process employee expense reports and verify compliance with company policy
  • Prepare and issue 1099s at year end


  • Compile payroll data such as, vacation time, insurance and 401(k) deductions
  • Compile internal management reports from payroll system software
  • Process both regular and off-cycle payrolls
  • Reconcile payroll prior to transmission and validate confirmed reports
  • Calculate correct pay with the assistance of ADP payroll system incorporating hours worked deductions, bonuses etc.
  • Research and respond to payroll inquiries


  • Support annual audits with external auditors
  • Performs a variety of clerical duties including, but not limited to filing, scanning and photocopying 
  • Assist in short- and long-term projects
  • Work closely with all departments to ensure compliance with accounting policies and procedures
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in accounts payable or general accounting; payroll experience a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or related field preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and follow through
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced environment with emphasis on accuracy and timelines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word is required; Great Plains experience required; ADP experience a plus

Advanced proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Great Plains.  Ability to effectively communicate with high level persons such as senior executives, and external executives.  Demands an in-depth knowledge of company operations.  Ability to exercise sound judgment. Effectively manage multiple tasks.  Requires minimal supervision and ability to act independently.  Maintain high level of excellence.  Prior experience in a biotechnology company preferred.

About Poseida
Poseida Therapeutics is translating best-in-class gene engineering technologies into lifesaving cell therapies. The company is developing CAR T-cell immunotherapies for multiple myeloma, prostate and other cancer types, as well as gene therapies for orphan diseases. P-BCMA-101 is Poseida’s lead CAR-T therapy currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of multiple myeloma. Poseida has assembled a suite of industry-leading gene engineering technologies, including the piggyBac™ DNA Modification System, TAL-CLOVER™ and Cas-CLOVER™ site-specific nucleases, and Footprint-Free™ Gene Editing (FFGE). For more information, visit