Under the administrative direction of the manager, support the accounting and administrative needs of the department. This position is responsible for tasks in Accounts Payable and Accounting Operations. Primary tasks support managing supplier records and serving as a cross functional team member.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintain the University's supplier master records, including setting up new suppliers and changing existing records, and ensuring appropriate supporting documentation is on file, including W9 if applicable. Access IRS TIN matching site to validate correct tax identification information. Assist Tax department with 1099 and 1042 preparation. Disapprove documents that are not in compliance with University procedures and follow up with departments to resolve the situation. Manage set-up and updates of ACH requests. Review ACH forms for completeness and make decision to process.
Assist departments within Accounting Operations with various tasks including (but not limited to) journal entries, research open issues, fiscal year end tasks, and provide quality customer service. Maintain working knowledge of various procedures, process and systems.
Monitor supplier past due invoices and update comments in Access database. Work with suppliers and departments to resolve open issues.
Complete special projects and other work as assigned by management.
Bachelor's degree in accounting or related business field. Prior experience in a decentralized and/or university environment or for a not-for-profit.
A self-motivated individual driven by challenge, with the ability to work independently with a high degree of reliability, accuracy and productivity; actively attempts to influence events, originates and takes action; ability to participate as a team member on various types of teams and projects to achieve the goals of Accounting Services.
Manage high volume workload efficiently. Exercise the ability to streamline process while solving problems and making decisions.
Excellent communication and customer services skills (both written and verbal).
PC skills including MSOffice (Access and Excel).
Ability to exercise judgment and take corrective action; has a high attention for detail.
Ability to handle confidential information responsibly.
High school graduate or equivalent high school certification, minimum 60 semester hours of college including 12 hours of accounting; or high school plus four years of professional accounting experience.
Individual without an undergraduate degree but with applicable experience and having a strong accounting and accounts payable background will be considered.
Strong PC skills (Access and Excel) and effective communication skills.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks under deadlines.
Registration and providing personal tax return information to the IRS is needed to validate identity, financial account information, email address, and mobile phone confirmation in order to perform IRS TIN matching.
$19.56 - $30.35 / HourlyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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