Accounts Payable Specialist
Accounts Payable Specialist
Controller - 35100
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Finance team within the Division of Business Affairs supports the university’s mission, strategic vision, goals, and objectives by providing key financial services efficiently and effectively. The Finance team provides financial services directly to students and the campus community.
The Accounts Payable unit within the Controller’s Office is responsible for the timely and accurate payments of university obligations, collection of applicable tax information, and support and maintenance of the AP module within Banner Finance (Oracle ERP system). Accounts Payable is also responsible for maintaining the integrity of the Chart of Accounts and general ledger; management reporting of trend analysis and metrics; compliance federal and state regulations; policies and guidelines; training programs for campus and a high level of customer service.
Finance - 35150 College
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.
Location of Workplace
Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Accounts Payable Specialist position is primarily responsible for:
•Timely and accurate review and processing of vendor invoices related to purchase orders and Independent Contractors
•Timely and accurate review and reconciliation of vendor statements
•Research and resolution of invoice discrepancies
•Primary processor of weekly check run for all university obligations
•Integrity of the university ledger as it applies to disbursements transactions
•Compliance with university, state and federal regulations, policies and procedures
•Proper application of specialized accounting knowledge
•Interaction with university employees at all levels as well as outside agencies and organizations
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in accounting work; or equivalent combination of training and experience
Minimum Experience Requirements:
Strong knowledge of business, financial and general administrative processes in a business setting
2-3 years of disbursements, accounts payable or general ledger experience
Ability to work on campus to process and reconcile the weekly check run
Preferred education, professional skills and experience
Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field
3-5 years of Disbursements, Accounts Payable or general ledger experience.
Experience with Banner Finance or similar ERP or Oracle application
Experience with Jaggaer or another E-procurement system
Experience in higher education or state agency disbursement processes
Required Certifications or licensure
$35,738 - $39,000
1.0 (40 hours per week)
Months Per Year
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited
Job Posting Date
Posting Close Date
Special Notes to Applicants
PLEASE NOTE : This posting will close at 11:59PM on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application.
For more info/to apply visit http://jobs.uncw.edu. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.
You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.
This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
External Link to Posting
- Cover Letter
- (HISTORICAL) List of 3 Professional References
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Describe your work experience in Disbursements and/or
(Open Ended Question)
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