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The Accounts Payable section of the Controller’s Office is responsible for researching and interpreting policies pertaining to university expenditures and then training university personnel so they can use them to make payments to university vendors and to answer questions from vendors about the payments. Disbursement documents flow from university departments to the Accounts Payable section of the Controller’s Office. This section pre-audits these documents in accordance with state and university policy and procedures and makes decisions regarding the payment of the invoices or if additional support (documentation) is needed to support the business purpose of the public funds expenditure. This section also handles special transactions such as foreign draft requests and electronic wiring of funds to vendors.
The Accounts Payable Analyst is responsible for auditing and investigating accounting payment documents including interpreting and applying policies and procedures; interacting and communicating with academic and administrative departments regarding policies and procedures; entering invoices to the Banner Finance accounting system using on-line data entry forms; ensuring that data is processed in an accurate and timely manner; providing backup support for related positions as needed; and other duties as assigned.
Familiarity with accounting practices
Ability to process high volume of data accurately and for extended periods
Ability to read, understand, and apply complex state and university policies and procedures
Proficient utilizing various computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, electronic mail and databases
Demonstrated ability to perform basic business math calculations and to use a 10-key calculator essential
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to provide customer service in a courteous manner and work effectively with diverse groups of people
Fiscal/administrative assistant experience in a high volume business environment
Demonstrated data entry experience
Experience working with accounting principles
Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Finance systems such as Banner Finance, electronic procurement system such as SciQuest/HokieMart.
Knowledge of HokieMart
Experience using automated workflow and imaging systems
Knowledge of state or university accounting procedures
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfil...ls its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).