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Staff Accountant

Accounting – Monrovia, California
Department Accounting
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Xencor Inc. is an innovative biotechnology company located in the Los Angeles area (near Pasadena) and in San Diego.  Our employees are the most important factor in our success and we have assembled a highly talented group from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to execute our business plan and shape our future. Xencor employees value new ideas and flexibility and demand from each other scientific rigor, a passion for innovation, and a willingness to take risks.

We are a growing public Company and have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Staff Accountant to join our team.  This position will support the Accounting team with a wide variety of functions which include transaction processing, financial analysis, and quarter and year-end close. The position will report to the Accounting Supervisor and proactively and cooperatively work with the Accounting Manager, Controller and VP of Finance in meeting the Finance and Accounting needs and goals. 

 Job Duties include:

• Prepare and process large volumes of invoices for electronic payment

• Resolve vendor payment and remittance issues with vendors and bank

• Monitor and analyze accounts payable aging to verify payment due dates

• Review vendor payments for proper approval and expense coding 

• Set up new vendor information in accounting system

• Maintain up-to-date vendor contacts including W-9’s and file/scan all documents

• Prepare form 1099’s 

• Prepare and file sales tax returns

• Coordinate and monitor hourly employee time submissions and paid personal leaves

• Set up new employee information and process changes in payroll processing system

• Back-up monthly and quarterly duties assigned to accounts payable and senior staff accountant 

• Execute procedures in accordance with company policies

• May be responsible for projects or other jobs as assigned



• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration 

• 2-3 years solid Payroll and Accounts Payable experience

• Knowledge of accounts payable processing and general accounting procedures (general ledger, period-end closing, reconciliations, etc.)

• Experience with ERP and payroll processing software

• Computer proficiency (Intermediate Excel, Word and Outlook)

• Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels of the company


Key Competencies:

• Highly detailed, motivated and strong sense of urgency, organized and an energetic team player

• Self-starter; takes ownership of work product

• Must be skilled at handling multiple tasks and able to adhere to tight deadlines

• Professional in dealing with both internal and external contacts

We strive to create an environment that will challenge, motivate, and reward our employees for meeting the changing demands of creating breakthrough therapeutics. Xencor has a highly collaborative structure that integrates co-workers with different skill sets into teams for product and technology development.  With an emphasis on attaining the best and most highly qualified candidates in their respective fields, we offer a competitive salary & benefits package. Please submit a cover letter & resume to recruiting@xencor.com.  For further information about Xencor, please visit our website at www.xencor.com   EOE 

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  • Location
    Monrovia, California
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