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Accounts Payable Processor

Pliant Therapeutics

Pliant Therapeutics

Accounting & Finance
South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Pliant Therapeutics is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel therapies for fibrotic diseases. Founded by Third Rock Ventures with world-renowned academic thought leaders, Pliant is raising the bar to meet the unmet medical needs of physicians, patients and families impacted by fibrotic diseases. As the leader in the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of fibrotic diseases, Pliant is developing small molecule drug candidates specifically designed to impact the fibrotic process.

The Company’s lead product candidate, bexotegrast (PLN-74809), is an oral small molecule, selective inhibitor of the αvβ1 and αvβ6 integrins that play a key role in multiple fibrotic pathways. Bexotegrast has received Fast Track Designation and Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for both idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and Orphan Drug Designation from the European Medicines Agency in IPF and PSC. Pliant is currently conducting BEACON-IPF, a Phase 2b/3 trial of bexotegrast for the treatment of IPF and INTEGRIS-PSC, a Phase 2a trial of bexotegrast for the treatment of PSC.

Pliant is conducting a Phase 1 study for its third clinical program, PLN-101095, a small molecule, dual-selective inhibitor of αvß8 and αvß1 integrins, that is being developed for the treatment of solid tumors. The Company also has discovery and development programs in oncology and muscular dystrophies.


In search of an organized Accounts Payable Processor capable to work independently and deliver excellent customer service to internal stakeholders and external vendors by ensuring timely and accurate recording of vendor bills and payment.

To succeed in this position, you should be focused on optimizing department processes and build strong, lasting relationships with others within and outside of the Company. You should be knowledgeable of end-to-end AP processes, have great attention to detail and possess a collaborative, customer-oriented mindset.

This is a hybrid position, requiring 3 days/week at Pliant (South San Francisco).


  • Ensure timely, accurate processing of all 2 and 3-way match vendor invoices.
  • Ensure coding, PO information, terms of invoices are accurate and properly entered into the financial system.
  • Assist in resolving internal and external invoice and payment inquiries, including communicating the resolution of discrepancies to appropriate parties.
  • Adhere to standard department controls and policies to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
  • Work with different departments to ensure invoices are approved and resolve any issues.
  • Ensure bills are paid timely and accurately while adhering to company policies and procedures.
  • Support reconciliation of accounts payable transactions against vendor statements as a back-up.
  • Accrual for California use tax on invoices as needed.
  • Assist in coordinating the preparation of documentation for external and internal auditors.
  • Support in coordinating the preparation and filing of annual 1099 forms as a back-up.
  • Perform other ad-hoc projects and duties as required to support the Business.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, abilities and prior experience required.

  • 2+ years of prior relevant experience.
  • BA/BS degree required.
  • Experience in NetSuite, SAP or other ERP and MRP systems.
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work under limited supervision and multitasks.
  • Is highly organized and able to keep internal staff and customers on track with project execution.
  • Intellectual curiosity and a passion to grow; always looking to learn more and improve skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including a strong but flexible personality, and proven success in developing relationships with suppliers.
  • Excellent oral, written communication, and presentation skills.
  • Comfortable stepping outside of "comfort zone", with a willingness to step up and take on challenges when presented.
  • Demonstrates strong knowledge on standard concepts and practices in Procurement.

Pliant requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated prior to the first date of employment (subject to any legally required exemptions).

The hourly rate for this role is $26.55/hr. – $30.00/hr. Individual pay may vary based on additional factors, including, and without limitation job-related skills, experience, work location and relevant education or training. Pliant’s compensation package also includes benefits, equity, and annual target bonus for fulltime positions.

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