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Accounts Payable Clerk II

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Apply now Job no: 494360
Work type: Full time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Classified Staff
Salary: $19.50 - $25.16
Pay Grade: CS Hourly FT 1950
Division: Finance & Administrative Services
Department: Finance & Administrative Services

Schedule Information: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday

Hours per Week: 37.5

Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability; Sick, Vacation & Holiday Pay; Personal Business; Harper Tuition Waivers; and Professional

Development 

Work Conditions: Work is primarily indoor and sedentary in nature.

Duties of Position:  Responsible for applying general accounting principles and College policies and procedures to the processing and recording of accounts payable information.  Must organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines/due dates and use good judgment, discretion and diplomacy when solving problems with vendors and College staff. 

Plans and coordinates data entry of accounts payable processing, ensuring payments are processed within due dates.

Reviews invoices for accuracy, completeness & proper approvals.

Matches purchase orders with invoices for payments, obtaining change orders and additional department approvals as needed.

Monitors use of College credit cards, ensuring proper paperwork is received and statements are paid and charged to the appropriate departments.

Processes invoice payment of expenses incurred by the College.

Maintains vendor master files.

Works with outside auditors gathering documentation and answering inquiries.

Communicates with outside vendors and College personnel requesting information or giving notification of actions taken concerning items for payment.

Answers questions from the College community on vendor payment status.

Tests and verifies upgrades to the ERP system.

Files accounts payable records.

Matches checks issued with back up for correctness of amounts, payee name and address.

Researches vendor statements ensuring timely payment of invoices received.

Release of electronic payments to vendors from the bank.

Monitors & resolves outstanding invoices in a timely manner.

Maintains W-9 files of vendors, TIN matching FEIN numbers to the IRS site.

Responsible for setting up students interfacing from Banner student system. 

Set up CE faculty assigned to a class in Banner.

Process travel requests and reimbursements for all College travel working closely with Accounting on Professional Development reimbursements.

Runs reports and corrects issues pertaining to year end processing of 1099’s, including early retiree payments.

Prepares special reports and projects for the Assistant Controller.

Helps process the College’s Professional Development Program as a primary or back up administrator.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Education: High school graduate or equivalent 

Experience:  Strong data entry and communication skills with a minimum of two years experience in general bookkeeping or accounts payable.

Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: June 24, 2022.

Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.


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Last Updated: 6/23/22