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Purchasing & Accounts Payable Specialist: Geltor, San Leandro

At Geltor we design award-winning ingredients for the world’s biggest consumer product companies. Geltor is looking for a PURCHASING & ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST to join our Accounting team in San Leandro, CA.
We are currently seeking a dynamic and self-motivated Purchasing & Accounts Payable Specialist who has experience maintaining vendor contacts and mediating item discrepancies as well as impeccable record-keeping skills. This person will be responsible for establishing vendor relationships, issuing purchase orders (POs), and processing vendor invoices. Our ideal candidate is detail-oriented, inquisitive, and eager to learn.

Key Responsibilities

      • Source vendors, negotiate pricing, and issue all POs, while communicating order status
      • Ensure timely and accurate processing of AP invoices and credits, while employing three-way matching on all payables
      • Research and resolve vendor invoice discrepancies
      • Coordinate delivery and receiving with Lab Manager
      • Act as internal point of contact for employees and as external point of contact to all vendors on purchasing- and AP-related correspondence
      • Process expense reports and corporate card transactions in Expensify
      • Partners with Supply Chain / Operations to categorize and track COGS
Other responsibilities include:
    • Prepare month-end accruals
    • Reconcile AP Aging in bill.com and Quickbooks Online
    • Support system, process, and internal controls improvements
    • Set up new vendors and maintain vendor contacts in bill.com and Quickbooks Online
    • Prepare annual 1099 reporting
    • Respond for any internal and external vendor payment inquiries
    • Assist with ad-hoc projects as assigned


    • Associates Degree in accounting or related degree and 2+ years of experience OR equivalent experience in accounting.
    • Experience with the purchasing process
    • Experience with Quickbooks Online or other accounting software
    • Familiarity with MS Excel
    • Exceptional attention to detail
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to discuss complex concepts with a variety of audiences
    • A positive, open, and intellectually curious team player who embraces the challenges and excitement of an entrepreneurial business
About Geltor
Geltor designs high-performance, sustainable ingredients for consumer product companies by combining computation, biology and materials science. Our first products are collagen proteins optimized for cosmetics and personal care applications and produced through a proprietary animal-free fermentation process. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Geltor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Anissa Cooke

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