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Accounts Payable Associate

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 5, 2022

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Accounts Payable Associate

About the Opportunity

The Planning, Real Estate, and Facilities division at Northeastern is seeking an Accounts Payable Associate. Job duties include: Review all requisitions/purchase orders and invoices for accuracy: confirm receipt of goods & services; verify sufficient funding; initiate change orders as necessary. Under administrative supervision, responsible for initiating and implementing appropriate University financial practices in the requisitioning, purchase order and invoice approval processes. Train staff on use of Meridian software system. Resolve payment issues with vendors, supervisors, managers and directors. Create and update Meridian invoice software and excel spreadsheets Must have knowledge of university policies and procedures and be able to apply these guidelines correctly in problem solving with staff and vendors. Because of the volume of purchase orders and invoices, and fast pace of the office, this person must handle several tasks concurrently, maintain composure under pressure and pay attention to details. Must interact with Accounts Payable on a daily basis. This person must be resourceful in working through and resolving problems independently and be able to take on added responsibility in doing so. Incorrect and insufficient information on invoices causes delays in vendor payment. Non-payment, late payment or overpayment of vendors creates additional work for the other departments and affects budgetary issues and results in steep late payments (Utilities) and double payments of invoices.


  • Three years of accounts payable experience
  • At least 2 years of college coursework or Associate, Associate's Degree required, Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Analytical problem solving and abilities to analyze and resolve payment problems
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details is a must
  • Ability to utilize the University's Banner Financial system and Meridian Software a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills is a must
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel required
  • Knowledge of the university policies and procedures to apply guidelines correctly
  • Must be able to handle several tasks concurrently, maintain composure under pressure
  • Must be able to work independently, and work well with others.

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    Additional Information

    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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