Shire Accounts Payable Coordinator II in Exton, Pennsylvania

Primary Duties:

The Accounts Payable Coordinator is responsible for general accounting and administrative support for the Accounts Payable functions within the Shared Service Center Americas (SSCA). Primary responsibilities are processing vendor invoices and supporting assigned departments within Shire.


70% Processes invoices in JDE, SAP and ReadSoft. Assist in follow-up and resolution of vendor issues in the A/P case management tool and personal email.

20% Assist Manager with special projects as needed

10% Assist in distribution of weekly checks. Coordinates invoice review. Interfaces with in-house personnel regarding accounts payable issues.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • 2 plus years’ experience in accounts payable

  • Associate or Bachelor degree preferred

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

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.

  • 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 Requisition 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

  • 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

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Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, 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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