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 Universityâ™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
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
All required documents must be submitted to be considered for this position
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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