Houston, TX


Accounts Payable Specialist

About Solugen

At Solugen, we believe planet-scale change starts with the chemistry we use every day. So we’ve built the world’s first carbon negative molecule factory. Fusing biology with chemistry and technology to make the materials we need to sustain life on Earth. Solugen, Inc. is a revolutionary product and technology company seeking to use biology to transform the chemicals industry. Solugen was founded in 2016 and is a post-Series C venture-backed biotechnology company supported by renowned venture capital firms including Founders Fund, FiftyYears, Refactor, Y Combinator, Temasek, GIC, and Baillie-Gifford. Located in Houston, Texas, Solugen has recently started-up a first-of-its-kind carbon-negative manufacturing facility - The BioforgeTM - that uses a novel chemoenzymatic technology to manufacture bio-based chemistries for a wide range of applications including water treatment, agriculture, personal care, and other applications. Solugen currently has 175+ full time employees.


Accounts Payables

  • Entering all vendor invoices, accurate cost coding – 3 way match requirements
  • Keeping track of all payments and expenditures, purchase orders, invoices, statements, etc.
  • Reconciling processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances
  • Maintaining historical records
  • Preparing analyses of accounts and producing monthly reports
  • Compilation of monthly AP Accrual
  • Continuing to improve the payment process
  • Maintain strong internal controls and SOX compliance in areas of responsibility and ensure all work is appropriately documented and supported.

Key Competencies

Job Specific

  • Coupa experience - required
  • NetSuite experience
  • Detail-oriented and analytical with a discerning eye for value added opportunities
  • Strong communication skills (oral, written and presentation) to effectively convey financial information to different departments
  • Strong creative problem-solving skills

Company Specific

  • Ability to be nimble with a willingness to embrace the speed and ambiguity of startup culture
  • Passion for green chemistry and fighting climate change
  • Comfort working in multiple roles
  • Ability to self-manage and set priorities and schedule
  • Creative problem-solving nature
  • Appreciation and emphasis for safety above all else
  • Respect for others

Skills and Qualifications

  • 5+ years of accounting experience strongly preferred
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Accounting degree preferred
  • Proficiency in Chempax and/or other Manufacturing systems, MS Excel and Word required
  • Must be organized, proactive and able to complete projects efficiently and accurately
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, work at a fast pace and meet critical deadlines
  • Professional appearance
  • Must be dependable and reliable
  • Thorough understanding of cost coding

Solugen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other