B. Braun

  • Accounts Payable Clerk

    Job Locations US-PA-Bethlehem
    Requisition ID
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    8am - 4:30pm
    Corporate/Sales/ B. Braun of Canada/ BIS/ CeGat
  • Overview

    With a nationwide sales team and several manufacturing locations, B. Braun Medical has become a leading full-line supplier of healthcare products and services in the U.S. The company is committed to delivering innovative products and services with unmatched quality, superior technology, and cost-effectiveness, while maintaining environmental responsibility. Through its "Sharing Expertise®" initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services. B. Braun employs over 4,500 people in the USA. B. Braun Medical Inc. began its operations in the USA in 1957. Initially, the company manufactured and sold disposable plastic syringes. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the company undertook several expansions and enlarged its product line of disposable medical devices. With the acquisition of McGaw, Inc. in 1997, including Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®), B. Braun dramatically broadened its product lines and services to U.S. customers.


    U.S. Facilities and Operations:


    Supporting product sales are a network of nationwide marketing and manufacturing locations. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is home to the U.S. Corporate Headquarters along with the marketing offices of the Hospital, Outpatient Markets (OPM), Renal Therapies, Vascular Interventional, International, and OEM Divisions. Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc.(CAPS®) is also managed from this location. The nearby Allentown, Pennsylvania, facility manufactures Needle-free products, IV Safety Catheters, Anesthesia Systems, Introducers, Pharmacy Admixture products. Vascular products including Right Heart Catheters and Interventional Accessories are also manufactured in Allentown. The Irvine, California facility produces IV Solutions, Basic and Specialty Nutrition, Drug Delivery, and BTC products. Infusion Pump Systems are manufactured in Carrollton, Texas and IV administration and IV and Irrigation sets are produced in the Dominican Republic.


    Position Summary:


    This job exists due to the necessity of processing invoices from our vendors and initiating payments. It affects the performance of the department and the organization by having our invoices processed and paid timely and accurately.


    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Receive (from various sources), sort and distribute invoices daily.
    • Scan, verify and post invoices using ReadSoft and/or SAP. Ensure invoices are processed in accordance with company policies, using three way match when required. Obtain and attach additional documentation as required for special expenditures including capital expenses.
    • Monitor discount opportunities to optimize timing of payments, based on payment terms.
    • Ensure images are available for all invoices that are posted in SAP.
    • Process disbursements via check or ACH in accordance with department schedule.
    • Post payments made by wire transfer timely and accurately.
    • Provide special handling of checks as requested by requisitioner.
    • Obtain W-9 data from vendors for IRS Form 1099 reporting.
    • Respond to internal and external (vendor) inquiries in a timely and in a professional manner.
    • Assist buyers and requisitioners in resolving invoice discrepancies with the vendor.
    • Understand legal and compliance policies and make sure payable documents for consulting and donations are processed in accordance with such policies.
    • Request or provide data, receive and understand instructions within and outside the department.
    • Process resource related invoices and manual invoices.
    • Assist in the archiving of department documentation.

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    • Basic understanding of accounting
    • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks
    • Ability to work within a cross functional team setting as well as independently
    • Ability to proactive problem-solve, requiring little supervision
    • Flexibility in meeting business needs, including requests from auditors
    • Work closely with team members



    • 1-2 years experience in Accounts Payable
    • Associate degree in business
    • Strong computer skills, including a major mainframe financial software and Microsoft applications such as Excel and Word
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Accurate data entry skills
    • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks


    • SAP experience
    • Bilingual Spanish

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.



    Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled


    Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.





    Responsibilities: Other Duties:


    The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


    Physical Demands:


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Work Environment:


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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