Job Details

Lamar University
  • Position Number: 1770981
  • Location: Beaumont, TX
  • Position Type: Business - Accounting

Accounting Associate 499364

Position Type: Staff

Position Number: 20111919

Department: Accounts Payable

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Responsible 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 University's 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 Comptroller's 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 Qualifications:
Minimum 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred 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 Statement:
This 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: $22,656

Work Hours:

Posting Date: 01/13/2020

Close Date: 1/27/2020

Open Until Filled: No

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Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.

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