Senior Manager, Accounts Payable

Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience

Software Engineering, Accounting & Finance
South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

Twist Bioscience is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Manager, Accounts Payable to join our accounting team. Reporting to the Director of Accounting. This position will be responsible for the hands-on operational management of the accounts payable function for Twist’s Portland Factory of the Future (FOF), all accounts payable and travel and expense reimbursement functions. This position will also support Twist Bioscience’s financial reporting process by ensuring accuracy, integrity, compliance, and timeliness in all areas of responsibility. The ideal candidate will have operational experience in a variety of areas including accounts payable, SAP, travel and expense reimbursement, cash management, the financial close processes, controls/SOX, reviews, systems, and project management. In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate strong leadership and business partnership skills, have a strong work ethic, be committed to continuous learning and improvement, and a strong desire to drive change.


  • Manages all day-to-day operations of the Accounts Payable FOF function
  • Oversees and provides leadership to the Accounts Payable FOF team, including hiring, onboarding, training, coaching and development
  • Develops, implements, and maintains procedures, policies, key performance indicators and metrics, and related systems related to Accounts Payable
  • Supports the month end close process, including ownership of sub-ledger schedules, reconciliations, and related manual journal entries
  • Manages SOX processes and controls within assigned areas of responsibility; actively identifies any gaps and/or new controls required and takes action to remediate any deficiencies
  • Provides oversight and review over Form 1099 reporting and other Accounts Payable related compliance reporting requirements
  • Drives continuous improvement and standardization in the procure to pay workstream by leading projects to implement automation and improve processes with the goal of achieving better productivity and efficiency
  • Builds and maintains strong, collaborative relationships with cross-functional stakeholders to optimize the procure to pay process to deliver accurate and timely results and support to a growing employee base
  • Responsible for leading the global expansion of the accounts payable function, working cross-functionally with internal stakeholders, and outside service providers to design, document and streamline processes
  • Supports annual audit and quarterly review requests from external auditors


  • Accounts Payable ERP and SAP experience required
  • Superior management skills with demonstrated experience leading and developing an accounts payable team of at least three team members
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills and strong understanding of MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat skills required
  • Strong understanding of and experience with SOX, preparing, reviewing, and owning controls and narrative updates in areas of responsibility
  • Detail oriented, strong organizational skills, and ability to learn quickly and multi-task in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Robust problem-solving and analytical skills with a desire to champion projects
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including written communication, to establish and maintain strong working relationships and effective interactions across functional areas and with senior leadership


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business preferred
  • Minimum 7-10 years of accounts payable and other relevant experience in a public company; minimum 2 years in a leadership role
  • Experience with and knowledge of managing Accounts Payable, cash disbursement functions, three-way match, employee expense reporting, and month-end accruals; international/foreign exchange experience a plus

*This position is expected to be onsite 3 days per week at our SSF, CA location.

The base cash compensation for this California-based role is below. In addition to base salary, this role is eligible for bonus, equity, and a generous benefits package. Final compensation amounts are determined by multiple factors, including candidate skill, experience, expertise, and location and may vary from the amount listed above. Compensation may be different in other locations.
San Francisco Bay Area Pay Range
$165,489$195,650 USD