Accounts Payable Manager
Officer of Administration
Business Affairs Office
Appointment Type and Duration:
Commensurate with qualifications and
Application Review Begins
January 24, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application materials must include a letter of introduction,
resume, and contact information for three professional
Accounts Payable (A/P) is a unit within the Business Affairs Office
in the Finance and Administration portfolio. Finance and
Administration is a vibrant and varied portfolio serving all
aspects of campus life. Finance and Administration employees
perform a wide range of functions including offering essential
financial tools and support to the university's many departments,
providing key resources to employees, and keeping campus safe,
clean, accessible, and beautiful.
The Business Affairs Office (BAO) provides efficient and effective
business services for University of Oregon (UO) students, faculty,
and staff; manages and secures UO material assets; and ensures UO
business is conducted in accordance with all applicable
regulations, policies, procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting
Principles (GAAP), and sound business practices.
The BAO consists of 5 divisions reporting to the Associate Vice
President for Business Affairs/Controller and provides direct
services to staff, students, and UO departments: Financial
Services/Accounts Payable/Travel, Student Financial Services,
Payroll, BAO Information Systems, and Treasury Operations. These
divisions manage one of the largest payrolls in Eugene, support UO
supplies & services expenditures totaling more than $500
million, and manage the billing and collection of tuition and fees
for more than 24,000 students. The BAO has approximately 60 FTE and
an annual operating budget of $6.6 million.
The Accounts Payable Manager oversees daily operations for A/P,
including monitoring approval queues, invoice processing, vendor
coordination, and check/ACH/Direct Deposit processing. Functions of
- In consultation with university and departmental leadership,
interpret federal, state, and UO policies and regulations related
to A/P operations
- Provide support to UO administrators and staff
- Ensure A/P payments comply with the law and are accurately
posted into the UO's accounting and reporting system(s)
The Accounts Payable Manager reports to the Director, Financial
Services, and is responsible for supervising classified staff. This
position will assist the Director with strategic planning, vision,
and goal setting for A/P.
The University of Oregon and the Business Affairs Office are
committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and
seek candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute
positively to our diverse community. The ideal candidate will offer
skills and experience that contribute in ways that enhance our
student experience, our employee environment, and our customer
service outreach, and will possess a leadership style that promotes
diversity in the workplace.
- Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of relevant experience;
OR an equivalent combination of education and
- Two (2) years of management experience, including employee
- Ability to provide excellent customer service, and work
effectively and respectfully with faculty, staff, students, and
outside professionals from a variety of diverse backgrounds in a
- Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to present
information and ideas clearly and effectively in writing, verbally,
- Proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office products
(primarily Excel and Outlook).
- Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and prioritize
competing demands in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment,
problem-solve, and gather and analyze data.
- Capacity to inspire others to innovate and to achieve sound
results under strict deadlines.
- Knowledge of A/P-related multi-state and federal laws, rules,
and regulations, including interpretations.
- Three (3) years of management experience, including employee
- Experience with Ellucian Banner software.
- Experience working in a university, unionized environment, or
other complex settings that use a central A/P processing
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
University of Oregon students and employees are required to be
fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in
connection with the application process, please contact us at
email@example.com or 541-346-5112.
UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,
national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment
practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and
policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be
referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights
Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,
related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the
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services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528733/accounts-payable-manager