Shire AP Senior Coordinator - Bilingual (English/Spanish) in Exton, Pennsylvania

The Accounts Payable Senior Coordinator is responsible for general accounting and administrative support for the Accounts Payable functions within the Shared Service Center Americas group. Primary responsibilities are processing vendor invoice and supporting the Shire Business. Works on assignments that are complex in nature where considerable judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations.


  • 70% Processes invoices in JD Edwards / SAP / ReadSoft. Assist in follow-up and resolution of vendor issues in the A/P mailbox and personal email.

  • 10% Assist Manager with special projects as needed

  • 20% Coordinates invoice review. Interfaces with in-house personnel regarding accounts payable issues.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • 2+ years’ experience in accounts payable.

  • Associate or Bachelor degree preferred.

  • Experience in service-oriented or regulated industries would be a plus.

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with invoice processing in JD Edwards and/or SAP preferred.

  • Requires strong attention to detail in composing and proofing materials, establishing priorities, scheduling and meeting deadlines.

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing tasks and demands.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with contract organizations and respond to inquiries or complaints.

  • Requires an organized person that can lead the staff in a group project

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and complete tasks to deadlines.

  • A demonstrated customer service focus will be another critical success factor for this position. This is a service organization and that will require the highest commitment to understanding customer needs and meeting/exceeding their expectations.

  • Must ensure all communications and interactions are professional, courteous and show a desire to be of service.

Complexity and Problem Solving

  • Good knowledge of the various systems used by Shire for Procure to Pay and Accounts Payable.

  • Dealing with changes to the Delegation of Authority matrix, on an ad hoc but also a “wholesale” basis

Internal and External Contacts

  • All of PA based Shared Service Center Americas personnel

  • All internal colleagues involved in the process to procure and pay for goods and services at Shire

  • Internal business users related to AP & Procure to Pay

  • External vendors

  • Others as arising from ad hoc tasks assigned

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.