Accounts Receivable Accountant II

Raleigh, NC, United States
Mar 11, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Accounts Receivable Accountant II
United States - North Carolina - Raleigh

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead's therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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Inclusion is one of the company's five core values. That's because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

The Accounts Receivable Accountant II, Global Financial Solutions, will be responsible for recording accounts receivable invoices, handling collections, applying customer receipts, and resolving discrepancies in the US region. In addition, the Accounts Receivable Accountant will be responsible for month end close activities and will provide support to the Customer Service team relating to customer maintenance.

The ideal candidate will be proactive, self-motivated, results-oriented, and possess a high attention to detail while able to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
  • Maintains accounts receivable processes and systems in ERP system. Primarily transact in ERP but may support legacy systems from acquired companies.
  • Heavy cash applications reporting and data mining/reporting
  • Generate invoices and credit memos and manage collections
  • Post discounts, allowances, price differences, returns and other charge backs to customer accounts timely and accurately
  • Coordinate regularly with customer service team to research and resolve chargeback claims
  • Maintain customer master data and customer documentation
  • Assist in the timely and accurate preparation of journal entries (with appropriate supporting documentation) for the month end close and accounting transactions
  • Follow the process to close the Accounts Receivable subledger in ERP system
  • Assists in maintaining, reconciling and resolving reconciling items in P&L and balance sheet ledger accounts
  • Prepare analysis and schedules for management as well as internal and external auditors
  • Responsible for customer maintenance
  • Identify problems which may arise within their defined function and exercise judgment to determine appropriate follow-up action
  • Provide back up support to co-workers
  • Maintain appropriate internal controls and uphold company policies & procedures

Basic Qualifications:
  • High school degree and six years' experience or Associate degree and five Years' experience or Bachelor's degree and four years' experience or Masters' degree and two years' experience
  • 2 years of accounts receivable experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of US GAAP
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft tools (Excel, Outlook, and Word)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with process development and process improvement

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience in multinational organization
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