Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable Accountant - Romainville, FR

Job description


Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing biotech company with offices in Europe, in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville), the Netherlands (Leiden), Switzerland (Basel) and in the US (Boston).


We’re in the business of changing lives. In our quest to discover and develop life-improving medicines we go where no one has ever gone before. In every challenge we face, we see new opportunities. We want to challenge the impossible. We need thought leaders and rapid thinkers, entrepreneurs in spirit and status quo-fighters. Collaborative innovators and perseverant idealists, we need the best-in-class. In other words, we need you: The ‘make-it-happeners’.


For our site in Romainville, France we are looking for an Accountant AP and AR 


Scope of the job

Galapagos is looking for a full time AP/AR accountant to strengthen the accounting team.

At first the staff accountant will assist AP team to evolve as a versatile AP/AR accountant further the introduction of our first medicine on the market. The staff accountant will report to the Accounting manager.


Your role

Account Payable :

  • Checking and booking of invoices (including control of the bookkeeping and analytic accounts)
  • Follow up of accounts payables in compliance with the payment deadlines and responding to the dunning notices
  • Creation or update of the supplier’s master data
  • Intrastat

Account receivable :

  • Checking of the customer invoicing
  • Follow-up of the accounts receivables
  • Customer relationships
  • Creation and update of the customer’s master data
  • Assisting in the monthly closings


In general, be responsible for compliance with quality system procedures and all regulatory requirements.



Who are you?

  • Degree in accounting (2 years post-secondary education)
  • 3+years of relevant accounting experience in an international environment
  • Excellent proficiency in Excel (Vlookup, pivot tables)
  • Experience with SAP 4/HANA would be preferred
  • Fluent in English
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Strong work ethic with a positive “can do” attitude
  • · Adaptable and flexible with changes in the working methods.


What’s in it for you?

You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company. You will get all the support you need to make your job successful. At Galapagos we aim to recruit the best people, who stand out among their peers, with integrity and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Our employees are the strength behind Galapagos, a highly motivated team, eager to maintain Galapagos’ leading position and achieve breakthroughs in pharmaceutical research. Galapagos offers a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic work environment.

We are Galapagos: together we can make it happen…!