Accounting Specialist Senior/UKHC

Job description

The Accounts Payable Supervisor is responsible for leading the UK HealthCare Accounts Payable team while working closely with Finance, Purchasing, Supply Chain, and University Financial Services. Responsibilities include: direct supervision of five Accounts Payable Specialists; oversight of Accounts Payable operations, including invoice processing and monthly/yearly general ledger closing activities; resolution of internal and external customer inquiries with urgency, tact, and diplomacy; establishment and communication of standard operating procedures to ensure efficiency of the AP team and expedite workflow, and; operational improvement initiatives.
This position will function as the team supervisor and will report to the UK HealthCare Accounting Director.

Job Title
Accounting Specialist Senior/UKHC

Requisition Number

Working Title
Accounts Payable Supervisor

Department Name
H4017: UKHC Controller

Work Location

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting at a desk for extended periods of time; occasional travel to/from campus from Alumni Drive for meetings.


Primarily days; may also require some nights, weekends, and/or holidays.


Strong communication and interpersonal skills; demonstration of providing exceptional customer service; solid problem solving, project management, and organizational skills; ability to pay high attention to detail; strong analytical skills; understanding of effective internal controls; ability to work well with others, exhibiting tact, discretion, and diplomacy; proficiency using Microsoft Office programs including Excel pivots, functions and formulas, and; experience working with electronic accounting systems.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

A Bachelor's Degree and previous accounts payable experience is preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate the number of years paid, full-time work experience you have in Accounts Payable (i.e., invoice payment processing, monthly general ledger activities, statement reconciliation, etc.).
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years, up through 10 years
    • More than 10 years
  2. * How many years of paid work experience do you have in a supervisory or management role?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * Please describe your Accounts Payable experience and how you feel it is a good fit for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter





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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/8/2018
    Application Due: 12/17/2018
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