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Assistant Manager, Accounts Payable (Hybrid, 3 days in the Palo Alto, CA Office)

Guardant Health

Guardant Health

Accounting & Finance
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024

Company Description

Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics. The Guardant Health oncology platform leverages capabilities to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs across all stages of the cancer care continuum. Guardant Health has commercially launched Guardant360®, Guardant360 CDx, Guardant360 TissueNext™, Guardant360 Response™, and GuardantOMNI® tests for advanced stage cancer patients, and Guardant Reveal™ for early-stage cancer patients. The Guardant Health screening portfolio, including the Shield™ test, aims to address the needs of individuals eligible for cancer screening.

Job Description

Guardant Health is looking for an Assistant Manager who will contribute to the accounts payable operations of a publicly traded multinational company. The position will play a key role in the development, implementation and improvement of accounts payable operations and related system and process improvements.

The ideal candidate will have proven accounts payable operational experience working in a public company environment with global operations. This is a highly visible role, working cross-functionally and partnering closely with multiple teams.

To be successful, the incumbent will be a strong people leader, collaborator, communicator, project/process manager, with the focus on details and the drive for continuous improvement. The position will be based in our Palo Alto office reporting to the Accounts Payable Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Direct daily tasks of Accounts Payable staff and ensure timely and accurate processing of invoice postings and payments, identifying items of urgency and priority.
  • Prepare and/or conduct detailed reviews of journal entries, account reconciliations, and fluctuation analysis for all accounts payable related accounts.
  • Collaborates with internal and external customers to proactively identify, research and resolve processing issues.
  • Builds and maintains business relationships with internal and external partners improving customer satisfaction and ensuring commitments are met.
  • Measure the productivity of the staff to streamline processes and promote efficiency and continuous improvement.
  • Support maintenance of desktop procedures to ensure current processes are accurately documented.
  • Assist in corporate quarterly and annual auditors’ reviews with regards to accounts payable, provide reconciliation support to help facilitate an optimal audit process.
  • Develop and maintain processes and internal controls for accounts payable operations identifying opportunities for automation and process improvement.
  • Assist in leading globalization efforts that aim to standardize accounts payable operations and increase efficiencies across the globally distributed team.
  • Support financial analysis and forecasting activities, working closely with other departments, including FP&A to provide insights into business performance.
  • Provide strong leadership, coaching and training to the accounts payable team, fostering professional development and growth.
  • Participate in special projects, analysis, and ad-hoc tasks as required by management.
  • Support ERP and technology initiatives.


  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in a public company or accounting firm is required.
  • A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field; a CPA or MBA is a plus.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel.
  • Extensive ERP experience, Oracle Fusion experience strongly preferred.
  • A solutions-oriented team player who enjoys a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to effectively work with all levels and cross-functionally within the company including Senior Management.
  • Strong analytical skills, with a sharp focus on details.

Additional Information

Hybrid Work Model: At Guardant Health, we have defined days for in-person/onsite collaboration and work-from-home days for individual-focused time. All U.S. employees who live within 50 miles of a Guardant facility will be required to be onsite on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. We have found aligning our scheduled in-office days allows our teams to do the best work and creates the focused thinking time our innovative work requires. At Guardant, our work model has created flexibility for better work-life balance while keeping teams connected to advance our science for our patients.

For positions based in Palo Alto, CA or Redwood City, CA, the base salary range for this full-time position is $96,000 to $129,600. The range does not include benefits, and if applicable, bonus, commission, or equity.

Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including, but not limited to, job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. If you are selected to move forward, the recruiting team will provide details specific to the factors above.

Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies and use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, and biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

Guardant Health is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our hiring processes for candidates with disabilities, long-term conditions, mental health conditions, or sincerely held religious beliefs. If you need support, please reach out to [email protected]

Guardant Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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