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Type of Position:
Accounting, Finance, Business
Day Shift (United States of America)
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a vibrant mid-sized
public university dedicated to breaking the higher education mold
by bringing truly transformative, hands-on experiences to every
student. From high school seniors to senior professionals,
first-generation students to second-chancers, our goal is to
provide a high-quality, future-focused education that honors each
student's unique, personal situations and goals. Our tiered
approach to learning offers students access to more than 80-degree
plans and programs including certificate, associate, bachelor's,
and master's degrees. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse
workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse
population of Arkansas, to maintain the excellence of the
university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines,
Located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border and situated in a region of
lakes, Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and
features a vast array of cultural activities, shopping, dining, and
entertainment, including a thriving downtown entertainment
district. Parks, trails, and water recreation are all within the
city limits, and true outdoor enthusiasts will find the area’s
lakes, streams, and mountains offer adventure only minutes away
from campus. Fort Smith was recently named by Forbes as the number
one city in America for the cost of living, and a top city in the
nation for the highest-paying tech jobs. The city is within easy
driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Little Rock, and
Thank you for your interest in joining our university. Below you
will find details for the position including any supplementary
documentation and/or questions you should review before submitting
your application. For general application assistance or if you have
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If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring
process please contact Human Resources at 479-788-7080. Applicants
are required to submit a request for each position to which they
Summary of Job Duties:
The Accounts Payable Analyst works
under general supervision and is responsible for performing a
variety of fiscal related tasks that are standard or regular
support duties within an assigned department or program. The
position is governed by generally accepted accounting principles
(GAAP), federal, state, and local laws and regulations, as well as
University of Arkansas System and UAFS policies. This position
reports to the Director of Accounts Payable.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
- Verifies accuracy of invoices, receipt of goods, and related
- Receives and inputs invoice data, and schedules payments.
- Audits and approves PCard transactions to ensure transactions
are appropriate University purchases and do not violate state law
or University Policy and ensures proper accounting.
- Manages fuel gasoline packets.
- Monitors and maintains motor vehicle registrations.
- Maintains system vendor payment data.
- Handles accounts payable inquiries from campus departments and
- Handles internal inquiries regarding financial data.
- Provides technical assistance on system receipts.
- Processes scanning/indexing of accounts payable
- Reconciles pre-payments.
- Assists with preparation and distribution of 1099s.
- Maintains insurance verification on drivers of personal
- Prepares reports from data within area of responsibility.
- Assists with cash or bank deposit duties as needed.
- Assists with testing and implementation of system
- Assists with year-end closing functions.
- Maintains strong working relationship with faculty and
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting
and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork. Requires
consistent on-time attendance.
List Employees Supervised:
Required Education and Work Experience:
degree in accounting, finance, general business, or a related
field; plus two years of bookkeeping, basic accounting, billing, or
related experience. Other job related education and/or experience
may be substituted for all or part of these basic
Preferred Education and Work Experience:
A Bachelor’s degree
in accounting, finance, general business or a related field plus
two years of accounting experience in higher education.
Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
To perform the job
successfully, the following competencies are required for the
essential functions of this position:
- Knowledge of general accounting practices and procedures.
- Knowledge of general information technology concepts and
- Ability to apply knowledge base comprehensively.
- Ability to compile information and prepare reports.
- Ability to provide technical assistance to system users.
The Accounts Payable Analyst for
invoices has frequent contact with accounts payable payees,
university departmental personnel, and peers.
Special Job Dimensions:
Work is primarily performed in an
office setting. Occasional overtime hours are required,
particularly in association with fiscal year-end process.
$26,000 to $31,000 depending upon candidate qualifications directly
related to the position
Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional
References (name, email, business title), Resume,
Proof of Veteran Status
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Recruitment Contact Information:
All application materials must be uploaded to the University of
Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
Criminal Background Check, Financial Credit Check, Motor Vehicle
This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal
background check, sex offender registry check, financial history
background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or
arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone
shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship
to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug
screening information will be used in a confidential,
non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution. The university welcomes applications without
regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin,
disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran
status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation
or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to
work in the United States on the first day of employment. All
applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the
Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Constant Physical Activity:
Frequent Physical Activity:
Occasional Physical Activity: