Accounts Payable Specialist at The Ohio State University

Accounts Payable Specialist at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
March 9, 2017
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

Duties and Responsibilities

As a member of Central Accounts Payable (CAP), the Accounts Payable Specialist will work in a team environment to ensure that CAP meets its mission of timely and accurate invoice processing for The Ohio State University’s financial obligations.  The CAP team safeguards the university by ensuring strict adherence to Federal, State, and university regulations and policies.  The CAP team provides efficient, effective, and professional service to our students, faculty, staff, vendors and other external customers.  The Accounts Payable Specialist will contribute to the CAP team’s success by meeting assigned performance metrics for invoice processing and problem resolution, proactively identify problems and research root cause to propose solutions, engage teammates to collaboratively meet workload goals, provide coaching to vendors and internal customers, liaison with internal departments to resolve vendor invoicing issues, effectively prioritize workload to maximize productivity, and cross-train on all CAP activities to provide backup when needed.

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to collaborate with team members to share best practices and improve processes; possess a high degree of analytical and problem solving skill; strong attention to detail; have a proven track record of delivering quality customer service; be self-motivated and take the initiative to identify and solve problems; communicate in a respectful and articulate manner; enthusiastically embrace change; and be committed to fostering a workplace that generates results while still having fun.

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.