Manager, Accounts Payable at The Ohio State University

Manager, Accounts Payable at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
August 15, 2016
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

Manages the University's Central Accounts Payable (AP) team in the Office of the Controller. Ensures efficient, accurate and timely processing of payments while maintaining adequate financial controls. Develops, leads and drives business process and system improvements to achieve optimal efficiency and effectiveness of functions. Optimizes the use of automation to increase efficiency, accuracy and capacity and stays abreast of emerging laws, regulations and industry/peer trends and benchmarking.

Provides leadership to all staff and direct line supervision to AP supervisors, setting clear objectives and performance measures. Cultivates an environment and culture of process streamlining and continuous improvement. Ensures necessary professional development of team members.

Position Requirements

Maintains contact with vendors, central Purchasing and university departments to preserve high level of customer services as well as to resolve issues or processing difficulties. Provides guidance and oversight to university satellite AP operations. Collaborates with other business units' AP groups (OSP, OSUMC), OCIO representatives, business analysts and departmental representatives in various workgroups and project teams.


Five years direct supervisory experience in Accounts Payable or similar processing environment; experience in financial and procurement systems; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; strong leadership, motivation, consensus building and team problem solving skills; logical thought process; keen attention to detail; proven ability to lead, communicate and implement creative problem solving initiatives; self-managing; flexibility, adaptability and dependability.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials including Accounts Payable module; 5 to 10 years direct supervisory experience in Accounts Payable or similar processing environment.

Application Deadline: August 28, 2016

Required Experience

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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.