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Accounts Payable Manager for Federal Contractor

Gryphon Scientific
Takoma Park, MD
  • Posted: February 05, 2023
  • Full-Time
Company Description

Gryphon Scientific is a small, growing consulting business with a unique focus on physical and life sciences, public health, and program management and evaluation. We capitalize on our staff's rich, past experience in the laboratory, in policy shops and in the field to tackle projects with complex technical challenges. Our projects drive policy changes in security, preparedness, and science policy at the highest levels of US government. Abroad, we advise governments in the developing world on how to cope with daunting public health challenges. Our aim is to improve the health and safety of populations world-wide.

Gryphon strongly encourages collaboration across disciplines, throughout the company, and between junior and senior staff. Personal and professional development are actively supported through opportunities to work across a wide range of projects. The energy of our small business environment, as well as our commitment to technical excellence, attracts staff with interesting and impressive backgrounds as well as recent graduates seeking a challenging and rewarding career. Gryphon boasts a friendly work environment, a comprehensive employee benefit package, and places an emphasis on work-life balance, which has yielded excellent employee retention. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff and will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. The company is headquartered in Takoma Park, MD but provides remote working opportunities for its employees.


Gryphon seeks an Accounts Payable Manager to manage the entire cycle of AP, in addition to working with other members of the Finance Team.

  • Responsible for all of AP (reviewing and posting entries, entering and maintaining Purchase Orders, completing payments, reconciling AP accounts on Balance Sheet, etc.)
  • Ensures contract and finance compliance on all AP transactions
  • Supervises an AP clerk and works closely with a Budget Analyst and a Proposal and Contracts manager
  • Manages all payroll functions with payroll vendor
  • Maintains corporate Asset tracking spreadsheet and corporate cell phone accounts
  • Assists the VP of Accounting in preparing monthly and quarterly financial reports and year-end tasks


Required Skills/Abilities

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Business Administration required.
  • 8 years of related experience required.
  • Must have experience with Federal Government cost accounting principles including familiarity with the FARS, CAS, and pricing structures under federal contracting vehicles
  • Excellent management and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience with accounting software, ideally Unanet.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel.
  • Certified Public Accountant designation preferred.
  • US Citizenship (please confirm citizenship)
  • Fully vaccinated against Covid-19


Gryphon Offers:
  • Fully paid health insurance for staff, and discounted rates for family members
  • Dental, disability, and life insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Options for in-person (in the District of Columbia (DC) metropolitan area), hybrid or remote work (within the U.S.)
  • Paid time off, in addition to 10 paid holidays
  • Continuing education benefits (after 6 months of employment at the beginning of the year)
  • Generous year-end profit sharing and performance bonuses
  • Wellness benefits (funds gym memberships, exercise classes, etc.)
  • Up to 12 weeks leave, per the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Parental leave
  • Flex spending account (FSA)
  • 401K with 3% match (after 6 months of employment)
  • Bereavement leave

Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000

Gryphon Scientific


Takoma Park, MD
20913 USA


Finance and Insurance