Director- Accounts Payable at The Ohio State University

Director- Accounts Payable at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
September 11, 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

The Accounts Payable Director reports to the senior director of procure-to-pay services, ensures the promotion and execution of a disbursements program of compliance, data integrity and quality assurance for the operational functions of accounts payable. The Director also ensures that all policies, processes, audit and regulatory requirements are incorporated into creating and maintaining a best practice department and cultivating an environment and culture of process streamlining and continuous improvement. This position also optimizes the use of automation to increase efficiency, accuracy, and capacity and is responsible for the professional growth and development of the staff; stays abreast of emerging laws, regulations and industry/peer trends and benchmarking and interacts with all levels of staff at the university.

Position Requirements

Desired Experience

Master's Degree in Business Administration or Accounting. Familiarity with university accounting systems, fiscal procedures, computer systems and relational databases.

Required Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum 10 years accounts payable experience with at least 5-7 years in management role(s); experience analyzing and documenting complex business processes and producing appropriate electronic system solutions that result in efficient automations; proven ability to plan, lead, communicate and implement creative problem solving initiatives; ability to translate data, concepts, and processes for multiple audience levels; solid understanding of Accounts Payable, IRS regulations, best practices, business process design, industry analysis and financial analysis of teamwork, inclusiveness, calmness, and adaptability to a broad range of issues, people, and situations.

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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.