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Accounts Payable Assistant - 6 months fixed-term contract

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Location: London, United Kingdom

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Why Norstella?Norstella unites market-leading companies that all have a shared goal of improving patient access. Each organization (Evaluate, MMIT, Panalgo, The Dedham Group) delivers must-have answers for critical strategic and commercial decision-making.          
Together, we help our clients:      
  • Assess the market need and competitive landscape      
  • Know precisely which drugs to prioritize in their portfolios      
  • Find out where the launch difficulties will be—before they’re difficulties      
  • Track and improve market access post-launch      
By combining the efforts of each organization under Norstella, we can offer an even wider breadth of expertise, cutting-edge data solutions and expert advisory services alongside advanced technologies such as real-world data, machine learning and predictive analytics.  At Norstella, we don’t just deliver information and insights. We deliver answers you can act on.         
SCOPE OF ROLE         

We are looking for an Accounts Payable Specialist on a 6-months fixed-term contract to join our finance team in London.         

In this role you will be reporting to the Head of Transactional finance and be responsible for:        

  • Timely processing of AP transactions ensuring accuracy of general ledger coding and associated taxes.   
  • Obtain and support in PO creation
  • Obtain supplier invoices, verify accuracy, and enter them into an Automated Accounting System
  • Obtain and reconcile vendor statements, following up on discrepancies
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain effective relationships with business partners/vendors through timely accurate payment and responding promptly to inquiries.
  • Identify and escalate priority issues timely to management.
  • Assist with internal and external audit preparation and requests.
  • Support AP month-end closing process
  • Provide support for special ad-hoc projects as directed


  • You will be detailed-oriented and able to work against deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage the daily incoming invoices and tasks
  • Strong communication skills including oral, written, and listening
  • Ability to work independently on assigned projects
  • At least 1 year Accounts Payable experience is preferred
  • Bachelor or associate degree in accounting preferred
  • Experience with NetSuite is a plus
  • 25 days annual leave, 4 days for volunteering and a personal day       
  • 5% pension match       
  • Group Life Assurance (100% employer funded)       
  • Group Income Protection (100% employer funded)       
  • Other voluntary benefits such as: Dental, Cash Plan, PMI Excess Cover, Health Screening & Critical Illness     
The guiding principles for success at Norstella:        
01:  Bold, Passionate, Mission-First       
We have a lofty mission to Smooth Access to Life Saving Therapies and we will get there by being bold and passionate about the mission and our clientsOur clients and the mission in what we are trying to accomplish must be in the forefront of our minds in everything we do.            
02:  Integrity, Truth, Reality        
We make promises that we can keep, and goals that push us to new heightsOur integrity offers us the opportunity to learn and improve by being honest about what works and what doesn’t.  By being true to the data and producing realistic metrics, we are able to create plans and resources to achieve our goals.       
03:  Kindness, Empathy, Grace        
We will empathize with everyone's situation, provide positive and constructive feedback with kindness, and accept opportunities for improvement with grace and gratitudeWe use this principle across the organization to collaborate and build lines of open communication.           
04:  Resilience, Mettle, Perseverance       
We will persevere – even in difficult and challenging situations.  Our ability to recover from missteps and failures in a positive way will help us to be successful in our mission.        
05:  Humility, Gratitude, Learning      
We will be true learners by showing humility and gratitude in our workWe recognize that the smartest person in the room is the one who is always listening, learning, and willing to shift their thinking.           
Equal Opportunities Statement     
Norstella is an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. Our ethos is to respect and value people’s differences, to help everyone achieve more at work as well as in their personal lives so that they feel proud of the part they play in our success. We believe that all decisions about people at work should be based on the individual’s abilities, skills, performance and behaviour and our business requirements. Norstella operates a zero tolerance policy to any form of discrimination, abuse or harassment.         
We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that sometimes the best opportunities are hidden by self-doubt. We disqualify ourselves before we have the opportunity to be considered. Regardless of where you came from, how you identify, or the path that led you here, you are welcome. If you read this job description and feel engaged and excited, we’d love to see you apply.         

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