Payment Reconciliation Analyst

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Hyde Park Campus

83766 Shared Services

About the Unit

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Shared Services Office (SSO) is a service organization dedicated to continuous improvement. We strive to deliver high quality services and an excellent experience so faculty and staff can focus on teaching and research. The SSO offers key procure-to-pay, payroll, human resource transaction services to customers through consistent processes and technology enhancements.

The Payment Reconciliation Analyst is responsible for the reconciliation of accounts payable transactions to the University's Financial Accounting System.


  • Analyze daily key control reports for data integrity; diagnose errors and make necessary correcting errors
  • Audit and correct accounting transactions from weekly reports
  • Research discrepancies, communicate with stakeholders and reconcile various payment processes, including electronic payments, inbound freight and travel advances
  • Resolve escalated level inquiries from internal and external stakeholders regarding electronic payments
  • Research and resolve outstanding bank reconciliation items
  • Provide consistent, quality customer service to the University community in facilitating customer transactions
  • Continuously seek opportunities to make improvements to procedures and systems

  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and accounts payable practices/techniques
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in writing, especially in email
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to participate as a team player and positively influence group activity
  • Project management and proven problem solving and analytical skills
  • Identify payment discrepancies and oversee all required research to resolve issues
  • Correspond with vendors and departmental administrators regarding payment information and problem resolution
  • Working knowledge of interfaces between accounts payable and other financial systems
  • Responsible for development and completion of departmental goals including identifying and implementing continuous improvement efficiencies

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred, preferably in accounting or business administration

  • 3 or more years' experience in a large complex organization
  • Progressive accounts payable experience
  • Experience in a customer service environment
  • Strong personal computer and mainframe system skills

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements (if applicable)
  • Standard office environment

Required Documents:

All required documents must be submitted to be considered for this position
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Reference list

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 4/12/2018
Application Due: 6/11/2018
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