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Accounts Payable Assistant

Dixie State University
Utah, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 24, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Financial Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Announcement

Working within Business Services, this position processes various types of requests for payment using the Banner Finance system. Prepares advance checks for prepayments and maintaining the Accounts Payable (A/P) office filing system. Information about the department can be found online at .


  • Oversee the data integrity, records storage, filing system structure, and long-term storage requirements of the Accounts Payable system.
  • Process approved invoices for payment using the Banner Finance system; verify the integrity of account coding, budget authorization, and sufficient documentation.
  • Process approved requests for payment of contracted services, reimbursements, purchase orders, mini-purchase orders, and university purchasing card transactions.
  • Oversee payment of utility bills by maintaining and reconciling utility information in a utility database used for budgeting and reporting.
  • Assist with travel claim processing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Associate’s degree or vocational/technical school degree required. A combination of college coursework and experience may also be considered.
  • At least one (1) year related experience required; experience working in high-volume accounts payable or in a higher education business environment preferred.
  • Ability to concentrate on details of projects during numerous interruptions by telephone calls or walk-in inquirers.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of bookkeeping, maintaining financial records, preparing routine financial reports/forms, and associated use of computer systems.
  • Knowledge of general office practices and procedures.
  • Ability to work with senior-level accountants in basic accounting skills.

Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time classified staff (overtime-eligible) position. Annual salary of $32,000 - $34,000, depending on qualifications & experience. Desired start date of September 16, 2021. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins August 16 , 2021 . Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information (including email) for three professional references electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of 'active learning. active life' and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles) with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

With more than 12,000 students, Dixie State has been a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education for a number of years. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU’s non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco - , 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, , 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, , 303-844-5695.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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