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Accounting Associate

Company: Lamar University
Location: Beaumont
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Position InformationPosting Number20111919Position TitleAccounting Associate #499364FTE1.00Position TypeStaffDepartmentAccounts PayablePosition Summary InformationJob Summary/Basic FunctionResponsible for daily operations in the Accounts Payable department including computerized invoice payments, check processing, and accounting projects. Prepare invoices and vouchers for payment using local and state funds. Post payments via Purchase Orders, Invoices and Request-To-Pay Vendor forms on the Ellucian Higher Education Banner Financial System as well as the Universitys eProcurement system. Make accurate decisions regarding the validity of payments based upon Lamar University and State of Texas rules; this also requires analyzing the documentation and back-up documentation for legitimacy and legality. Review this documentation to make the appropriate general ledger accounting code decisions. Daily, accurate data entry. Update and maintain computerized vendor files on both the Lamar and Texas Comptrollers computer systems. Run computerized check processes. Monitor error listings and make necessary corrections in state and local systems. Void and reissue checks. Process incoming and outgoing mail. Research accounts payable problems in the general ledger. Keep up-to-date on new rules and regulations with both Lamar University and the Texas State Comptroller. Provide accurate and pleasant customer service to University vendors, personnel and students. Research and resolve vendor inquiries regarding payments. Respond to internal and external requests for information. Provide supporting documents for local and state audits. Maintain filing system and scanning of Accounts Payable documents. Assist with 1099 Misc Tax form processing. Type documents and other reports as needed. Provide back-up for the travel department. Perform other duties as assigned.Minimum QualificationsMinimum Qualifications: High School diploma; some college classes with two (2) years of accounts payable experience OR 3 years accounts payable experience. A working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel.EEO StatementLamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.Veteran's Preference StatementLamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.Preferred QualificationsPreferred Qualifications A working knowledge of Ellucian Higher Education Banner Financial System, the State of Texas Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS), and Jaggaer or any online eProcurement system preferred.Security Sensitive StatementThis position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.Salary$22,656Work Hours Application InformationPosting Date01/13/2020Close Date01/27/2020Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions

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