Celgene Specialist III, Accounts Payable in Summit, New Jersey


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Overview of Role:

The Procure to Pay Specialist III will work in the Financial Operations department supporting the AP, Procurement, Customer Service and MDM functions. This individual will also have the have appropriate knowledge of the financial systems we use, which include Basware invoice matching and approval system, iProcurement as well as the Purchasing, Payables and Supplier modules within Oracle. The PTP Specialist III will also be involved in improving operational metrics, assisting on cross functional projects and have a full understanding of our entire Procure to Pay process.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.Process vendor invoices for payment ensuring proper coding while adhering to the signature authority policy.

2.Ensure that invoices that pertain to services have the proper approval and invoices for tangible goods are matched to the PO receipt detail.

3.Ability to work with an automated workflow system and address invoices which have failed the auto-match process. Follow up with the approver to ensure that the invoices are returned to AP in a timely manner.

4.Generate and maintain recurring payments via the Basware Contracts module to ensure timely payments for all recurring charges and ensure that they are generated according to the payment schedule.

5.Build and maintain effective relationships with internal customers through timely and accurate payment and response to inquiries.

6.Support Master Data Management process to ensure seamless customer service, problem resolution and operational support.

7.Ensure controls to safeguard data integrity are in compliance to meet SOX requirements.

8.Acts as a knowledge source for process improvement and technology initiatives focused on streamlining the procure-to-payment process and reducing inefficiencies.

9.Identify areas where the implementation of enhanced functionality will streamline the efficiencies within the team.

10.Provide timely assistance to our Finance Shared Service partners.

11.Maintain our existing standard operating policies and processes and stay compliant with our SLA’s and KPI’s.

12.Understand the benefit of transactional execution and identify potential downstream issues resulting from the data input for a given transaction.

13.Provide the Treasury Department with the required documentation supporting wire transfer payments and record payment confirmations within Oracle.

14.Assist with any ad-hoc projects and tasks as necessary.



Bachelor Degree Preferred plus two years Financial Operations experience.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

Bachelor degree in Finance / Accounting or related work experience with a degree underway.

A minimum of 2 years’ experience in Accounts Payable or Financial operations

Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.

A working knowledge of Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft or Basware strongly preferred.

Strong working knowledge of MS Office suite required.

Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.

Specialist III, Accounts Payable

Location: Summit, NJ, US

Job ID: 17001510