Audits selected accounts payable transactions for completeness, accuracy, and conformity to University policy and generally accepted accounting standards.
Manages a queue of accounts payable inquiries from internal and external stakeholders including payments to vendors and reimbursements to individuals.
Provides consistent, quality customer service to the University community in facilitating customer transactions.
Processes foreign currency payments, manual checks, wire transactions, and other specialty exception payments.
Ensures quality of payment processing and reporting within assigned deadlines to avoid penalties.
Performs general disbursement related functions and/or projects as directed by the Supervisor.
Continuously seeks opportunities to make improvements of procedures and systems.
Proofs reports of all payment transactions against source documents and reviews daily report of rejected transactions.
Responds to and researches accounts receivable/payable inquiries including payments to vendors and reimbursements to individuals with a limited degree of supervision.
Reviews invoice payment reports and creates appropriate payables transactions to correct errors, with skills learned through considerable on-the-job experience.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related area.
A minimum of two years of accounts payable or other invoice payment related experience.
Proficient in computerized accounting systems, spreadsheet applications and database software.
Background in a customer service environment.
Strong personal computer and mainframe system skills.
Familiarity with administrative processes, procedures, and systems within a university setting.
Previous experience in a higher education institution.
Knowledge of accounting principles and accounts payable practices/techniques.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proven problem solving and analytical skills.
Enforce policies and continuously focus on process improvement.
Working knowledge of interfaces between accounts payable and other financial systems.
Advanced computer skills in a Windows environment with experience in financial databases.
Detail oriented, excellent organizational skills, and ability to manage own workflow.
Prioritize and handle numerous tasks on a daily basis.
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