Specializes in processing accounts payable transactions and provides service and information to internal and external customers. Reports to designated supervisor.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Processes payments that require review of payment request documentation and information such as invoices, payment history, payment terms, purchase orders, credit memos, approval and account to be charged.
Identifies appropriate vendor payment method and determines steps necessary to process vendor payments in accordance with university policies and procedures.
Responds to inquiries related to vendor payments and provides explanation of university policies and procedures to internal and external customers.
Performs data entry and maintains electronic and paper filing systems.
Assists with answering and directing phone calls to appropriate person.
Prepares and distributes correspondence, forms, reports, and notices to appropriate persons and/or business segments.
May train and direct student or temporary employees; may participate in training new employees.
Performs related duties as required.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
High school diploma or equivalent to include course work in bookkeeping. A minimum of one year accounts payables/accounting/bookkeeping experience.
Accounting/bookkeeping principles including accounts payables Office practices, procedures and office equipment
Accurately performing data entry Providing customer service Spreadsheet, database and word processing software, preferably Excel and Word in networked environment Typing (i.e. 35 wpm) if required by the position
Perform basic and intermediate mathematical computations (e.g. add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions and decimals, calculate percentages and compute interest charges) Effectively communicate and interact with university personnel and the public to exchange or convey information Use administrative computing systems (e.g. Banner) for data entry, review and retrieval Be discreet and maintain confidential information
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Normal office environment; may work varied hours to include evenings and weekends during peak periods.
Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; however, hours may vary to meet departmental needs.
Must pass a security check. May be asked to take an assessment.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use are not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free.
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
Internal Number: 996696
About Kent State University
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.