Accounts Payable Manager

Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
Hartford, CT

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Posted: June 1, 2021
Level: Administrator V (SUOAF)
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Job Posting: BOR 21-19
Closing Date: Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm (EST) on August 27th, 2021


Hartford area (location may vary)

Anticipated Start Date:

Fall 2021

Position Summary:

Under the general direction of the VP of Purchasing and Shared Services or designee, this position will provide excellent customer service and manage all activities in the accounts payable function under the Shared Service Organization (SSO) for all participating institutions that comprise the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU). Primary responsibilities of the Accounts Payable Manager are to ensure timely payments of vendor invoices and payments and maintains accurate records.

Supervision Exercised:

This position supervises 5-10 individuals.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree.

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:

    Five years of direct experience in APThree years of experience supervising a teamDemonstrated experience using an ERP to process Accounts Payable transactionsExtremely customer focused and excellent client relationship skillsStrong personal computer and business solutions software skillsProficiency in MS Office SuiteExperience working with generally accepted accounting principles and accounting softwareExcellent written and verbal communication skills for communicating with support personnel and managementStrong analytical and problem-solving skillsGood planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize workWorks well in a team environment
This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full duties and responsibilities that is stated within the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
    Experience with Banner, preferredSupervising a Team within an Accounts Payable function, preferred
Example of Job Duties:
    Provides direct supervision to the accounts payable operations team including determining staffing levels related to work intake, altering tasks amongst the group to create an optimal operation, and becoming a back-up to alleviate any potential operational inefficiencies. Provides accounts payable direction and recommendations to the accounts payable staff to ensure compliance with all State, Federal, and CSCU policy requirements. Monitors, reviews, and verifies AP and expense voucher transactions for accuracy, timeliness, and adequacy of supporting documentation; and ensures compliance with internal policies, agency rules and regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles.Responds to escalated vendor and requesting department concerns to resolve outstanding invoices, correct billing errors, resolve credit balances, check cancellations, stop payments, etc.Assists in establishing an automated invoicing process within an SSO.Oversee interagency payment processing, 1099 vendor tax reporting, and payment processes including the check writing process.Recommends internal control upgrades to ensure appropriate checks and balances.Analyzes, resolves, and responds to complex or difficult problems presented by team members, CSCU as a whole and suppliers.Performs other related duties to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.
Starting Salary:

$78,742-100,608 (midpoint) approximate annual plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits.

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion [email protected]


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