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Director, Accounts Payable

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 2014

Title: Director, Accounts Payable

Department: Accounts Payable

Essential Personnel: N

Job Family: Financial Services

Job Sub-Family: Finance & Accounting

FLSA Classification: E

Job Grade: 17

Grade Min: $72,265

Grade Mid: $88,524

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: Individualized

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: Y

Motor Vehicle Record Check: N

Job Summary

The Director, Accounts Payable coordinates all activities and personnel required to make timely payments to vendors, helping to maintain positive vendor relationships.

Duties

  • Monitors, corrects, and improves payable transactions using the appropriate software
  • Communicates as necessary with internal departments and external bodies to resolve processing issues
  • Collaborates with the Accounts Payable, Travel, and other departments as necessary to develop training materials
  • Coordinates and schedules a suitable timeline for document processing to facilitate the annual fiscal year end closing
  • Maintains communications with Purchasing, the Budget Office, and any other departments necessary to review files, take action to liquidate purchase orders, and expedite budget transfers
  • Interacts and communicates with vendors and employees to resolve payment issues
  • Investigates all unusual issues that arise relating to the financial system

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • Full Time Employees

Delegation of Work:

  • Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)

Supervision Given:

  • Has primary responsibility for conducting performance evaluations and making recommendations for hiring and dismissing employees.

Qualifications

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, Economics, or a related field

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of related job experience

License/Certification:

  • None required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the higher education field is preferred
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials is preferred
  • Experience with the State of Texas Accounting System (USAS) is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge:

  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Knowledge of the State of Texas procurement and expenditure laws and regulations

Skills:

  • Excellent math and computation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.

Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse university community

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in an office environment.

Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed in a typical, comfortable interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements; individual has discretion in relation to walking, standing etc., and has minimal exposure to physical risks.

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.

Integrity

  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.

Dependability

  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.

Flexibility

  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.

Proficiency

  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.

Customer Relations Management

  • Ensures customer's needs and expectations are addressed within his/her department or section. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Mentors and guides department/section staff by sharing knowledge and best practices to appropriately respond to customer's requests.
  • Monitors staff interactions with customers for professional conduct, consistent application of university policies and procedures, and follow up of outstanding requests.
  • Assumes responsibility for addressing complex or unusual requests.

Operations Management

  • Manages department or section operations consistent with department/section goals and objectives.
  • Administers the department/section budget ensuring effective utilization of financial resources and appropriate disbursement of funds.
  • Fosters a cooperative and productive work environment through motivation, encouragement, and mentorship of staff.
  • Ensures department/section compliance with university and department policies, procedures, and work rules.
  • Keeps management apprised of department/section activities and issues requiring senior management input.

Problem Solving

  • Formulates plans and strategies to proactively resolve anticipated problems.
  • Prudently responds to unforeseen problems through careful consideration and analysis of problem and relevant information and circumstances.
  • Recognizes and apprises appropriate university administrator when resolution requires senior management input and/or approval.

Supervision

  • Supervises the work of staff employees.
  • Sets clear goals and expectations within reasonable timeframes.
  • Motivates staff through constructive feedback, challenging assignments, and recognition of achievements.
  • Provides mentorship and guidance by sharing expertise and best practices.
  • Supports staff by providing essential resources, professional development opportunities, and open communication.
  • Promptly addresses performance issues with appropriate measures and discretion.

Computer/Automated System Proficiency

  • Proficient in the use of university applications or automated systems to perform job duties.
  • Complies with related policies, procedures, and work rules to maintain system security and data integrity.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

Last updated 4/27/2022 6:10 AM