Accounts Payable Clerk

Administration · Seattle, Washington
Department Administration
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Chinook Therapeutics Job Description: 

Accounts Payable Clerk




Chinook Therapeutics is a biotechnology company developing precision medicines for patients with kidney diseases.  We apply our proprietary research platform to discover and develop therapeutics with novel mechanisms of action against key kidney disease pathways. The development focus is on rare, serious disorders with clear unmet medical needs and defined and rapid clinical development opportunities.  Our lead program, atrasentan, is a late-stage clinical program for the treatment of primary glomerular kidney diseases planned to move into a phase 3 trial for IgA nephropathy in 2021. We are also advancing CHK-336 towards a planned IND in 2021 for an ultra-orphan kidney disease.  In addition, our pipeline has several other internal programs at the validation and lead optimization stages and we are also evaluating business development opportunities for early and late-stage clinical assets to enhance the pipeline. 


Chinook launched in 2019 with a $65 million Series A financing from leading healthcare investors Versant Venture, Apple Tree Partners and Samsara Biocapital, and recently announced a proposed merger with Aduro Biotech, Inc., which we expect to close in 2020.  Chinook will be the surviving company following the merger and will trade on Nasdaq.  Concurrent to the merger, we also recently announced a private placement financing of $106 million from leading healthcare investors including EcoR1, OrbiMed, and others.  Upon both transactions closing, Chinook is expected to have at least $275 million in operating capital.  Chinook currently has approximately 45 employees and is based in Seattle, WA and Vancouver, British Columbia. 




The Accounts Payable Clerk is a key member of our Finance team. Reporting to the Accounts Payable Specialist, this position will support all aspects of accounts payable and purchasing. This is a detail- oriented, high volume AP processing position that requires strong attention to detail and the ability to problem solve.



  • Process high volume invoices: Non-PO, 3-way & 2-way match invoices.
  • Code and enter invoices to appropriate account, department and program based on budget and input from department heads
  • Verify that invoices are recorded in the proper accounting period
  • Ensure that invoices are properly approved
  • Perform three-way match for items ordered via purchase order and resolve any discrepancies in a timely manner
  • Review invoices to ensure appropriate taxes are included and prepare accruals for self-assessment of tax as necessary
  • Handle vendor inquiries regarding payment status.
  • Resolve account discrepancies on vendors’ accounts.
  • Manage AP emails / inbox
  • Review vendor monthly statements.
  • Prepare weekly ACH and wire transfer payments
  • Process employee expense reimbursements, and ensure they are properly documented and approved
  • Manage corporate credit cards and maintain supporting documentation for all transactions
  • Research and resolve AP issues timely
  • Maintain Accounts Payable section of SharePoint
  • Comply with monthly accounting calendar requirements
  • Provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customer base
  • Prepare routine and ad hoc reports in Excel
  • Communicate clearly, verbally and in-writing
  • Continually look for ways to streamline processes and improve efficiencies
  • Other related responsibilities as determined from time-to-time



  • High school diploma with at least 1-2 years of related accounts payable and purchasing experience is required; Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related major would be an asset.
  • Strong data entry and word processing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) and accounting software, preferably Great Plains, is required
  • Knowledge of general accounting procedures
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, and percentages
  • Capacity to work independently
  • Must be detail oriented



Chinook is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, place of origin, religion, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and disability or any other federal, state, provincial or local protected ground.



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