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Accounts Payable Specialist

Albany State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Human Resources Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Us

Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, medical and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Assistance Program after six months of employment.


Our West Campus is located at 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31807. Our East Campus is located at 504 College Drive, Albany, GA 31705. The Human Resources office for both campuses is located on the West Campus in Building K, Suite 111.

Job Summary

This is an accounting position whose primary function is coordination of Accounts Payable processes.


Responsibilities -
  • Ensures timely and accurate processing of vendor payments to ASU suppliers
  • Performs monthly reconciliation of accounts payable-related balance sheet accounts as assigned by the Controller
  • Works closely with Controller and other University employees in performing successful and timely monthly and annual financial close outs
  • Performs monthly and annual accounting procedures and reporting related to accounts payable
  • Provides training and guidance to ASU faculty and staff on Accounts Payable policies and procedures on regular and as-needed basis
  • Continually assesses Accounts Payable procedures to ensure they are as effective and efficient as possible, and recommends potential improvements to the Controller
  • Researches and corrects Accounts Payable discrepancies
  • Serves as backup for Travel Expenses functions
  • Is instrumental in streamlining accounts payable methods, specifically related the development and implementation of electronic processing
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications

Associate's degree in a Business/Finance environment

3 years of experience in Business Finance environment preferably related to Accounts Payable, can be substituted for the degree

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in higher education accounting environment
Experience with accounting software, especially PeopleSoft and/or Banner
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel

Proposed Salary

Salary range is from $35,000 to $45,000

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Intermediate knowledge of and ability in Microsoft Excel
Knowledge of general accounting procedures and principles as they relate to accounts payable and travel regulations, more specifically State of Georgia statewide travel policy, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policies and procedures, ASU policies and procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, GASS standards, and NACUBO principles.

Skill in decision making and problem solving
Skill in interpersonal relations
Skill in oral and written communication

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Office of Human Recourses at (229) 500-2026, or by email at For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at (877) 251.2644, or by email at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources at (229) 500-2026. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at 229-500-3442.

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