Senior Accountant - Accounts Payable

Posting Details Position Title Senior Accountant - Accounts Payable Division Finance & Administration Department/Office Accounting/Payroll Position Summary

TheBusiness Officeat St. Catherine University invites applications for aSenior Accountant-Accounts Payableposition. This is a regular, full-time position.

Our Business Office is an agile and diverse environment and provides all administrative support for financial matters for the university, including budgeting, financial analysis, financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, tax reporting and grant monitoring. This position oversees all aspects of the Accounts Payable process.

  • Process over 10,000 requests for payment annually with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Management of weekly check runs including check register reconciliations and positive pay communication processes
  • Assist internal and external parties with questions related to vendor payment.
  • Maintain vendor database, including address, contact and banking information and tax status
  • Processing ofIRSForm 1099
  • Administer the University credit card program (referred to as P card), including managing existing cards; training and supporting all new cardholders; processing requests for credit limit adjustments, reviewing/auditing monthly transactions and creating reports to gather data and show metrics
  • Import P card activity monthly
  • Supervise other accounts payable staff, including 2-3 student workers
  • Perform the necessary accounting for travel advances, prepaid expenses, unclaimed property and analysis of AP data.
  • Collaborate with team members on process and procedure development, implementation and improvements
  • Communicate respectfully and build relationships of trust with people of all cultures and abilities, affirming the worth and preserving the dignity of individuals, families, and communities.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats. Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business-related field
  • Three years of accounting experience
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience using Banner Finance
  • Experience usingERPsoftware
EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

To apply:
Visit to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Suzanne Johnson at Application deadline is March 1, 2021.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper MidwestHERCand is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

Posting Number 20200079-STAFF Posting Start Date 02/15/2021 Application Deadline 03/01/2021 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *What is your highest level of completed education?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • ABD
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • Doctoral degree
  2. *How many years of accounting experience do you have?
    • One year
    • Two years
    • Three years
    • Four years
    • 5 or more years
  3. *Briefly explain your experience using Microsoft Office and Google Suite.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. *Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. *St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  6. *Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. *How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
    • St. Catherine University employee
    • Academic Jobs
    • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
    • Association of Catholic Colleges/Universities
    • Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • College or University website
    • Council of Independent Colleges
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • Facebook
    • Google Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
    • IMDiversity
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • LGBTQ in Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • Minnesota College Professionals Association
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    • Workforce Center
    • Minority Jobs
    • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
    • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
    • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)
    • People of Color in Higher Education
    • Pioneer Press
    • Pollen Midwest
    • Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
    • Star Tribune
    • Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
    • Twitter
    • Women in Higher Education
    • ZipRecruiter
    • Other
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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