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Vendor Compliance Specialist, Accounts Payable with UT System

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Vendor Compliance Specialist, Accounts Payable with UT System
Market Range 05

About the UT System
The University of Tennessee System is comprised of campuses at Knoxville, Chattanooga, Pulaski and Martin; the Health Science Center at Memphis; the Space Institute at Tullahoma; and the statewide Institute of Agriculture and Institute for Public Service. The UT System enrolls about 54,000 undergraduate and graduate students statewide, and more than 13,000 students graduate from UT campuses each year with bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees.

The UT System has a presence in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties. Through the combined force of education, research and outreach, the University serves students, business and industry, schools, governments, organizations and citizens statewide.

The University of Tennessee System, through its multiple campuses and institutes, serves the people of Tennessee and beyond through the discovery, communication, and application of knowledge. The System is committed to providing undergraduate, graduate, and professional education programs in a diverse learning environment that prepares students to be leaders in a global society. The UT System’s delivery of education, discovery, outreach, and public service contributes to the economic, social, and environmental well-being of all Tennesseans. 

The Opportunity

This position will assist with creating new vendors, and maintaining an accurate database of vendor master files. An accurate database of vendors will reduce the occurrences of duplicate vendors, therefore reducing the occurrence of duplicate payments, and prevent fraudulent payments. Proper coding of vendors will also ensure a smooth 1099 reporting period at the end of the year. Accuracy and confidentiality are critical in this position.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Assist with approving registrations and updates in PaymentWorks.
    • Will review registrations and updates for accuracy.
    • This includes returning/rejecting information and emailing vendors for clarification.
  • Verifying banking details for foreign wires.
    • Sometimes, foreign banking details are not verified in PaymentWorks.
    • This requires vendors to be called to verify the banking information.
    • This will help to prevent errors in payments and possible fraudulent activity.
  • Maintaining and researching vendor activity to inactivate any vendors no longer in use.


The successful candidate will hold a high school diploma or GED and experience in office environment.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Attention to detail.
  • Requires ability to clearly communicate with University employees and outside vendors.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality. Processing complex information.
  • Eagerness to learn, grow, and to take on increasing responsibilities.

 The preferred candidate will hold an Associates degree in general business.

 The preferred candidate will have:

  • 1-2 years experience in accounts payable
  • Oracle Experience.
  • PaymentWorks Experience

Application Process
Applications MUST be accompanied by a resume, references, and a cover letter addressing interest in and qualifications for the role.

Compensation for the position will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience within the market range.

The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits and much more. Additionally, Tennessee residents do not pay a state income tax. Please visit our website to learn more about the generous benefits offered.

Job: Other Admin Asst/Secr/Clerical
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Treasurer
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 19, 2024, 11:00:57 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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