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Are you an experienced financial professional with solid leadership and customer service experience? Do you want your next job to provide challenges and a great team environment? Are you looking to work in a place where work/life balance is the norm?
Housing and Food Services (HFS) is pleased to announce an opening on our Student and Financial Services leadership team for an Accounting Supervisor for Payables. We seek candidates who are eager and enthusiastic about leading and working in a diverse and complex accounting and student-focused environment.
The Accounting Supervisor for Payables performs accounting duties and supervises accounting staff members who support the financial functions of Housing & Food Services (HFS). The Accounts Payable staff processes $35.8 million in annual operating expenses, with data entry of 54,000 vendor invoices and 25,000 UW department invoices. Accounts Payable is comprised of 117 cost centers within 4 operating budgets and 3 reserve budgets, supporting the financial functions of HFS including UW Dining, Residential Life, Facilities, Communications and Marketing, Student and Fiscal Services and Human Resources.
Description of Duties
Assign and review the work of 2-3 fiscal and/or accounting staff.
Interview, hire and train fiscal and/or accounting staff.
Perform and review reconciliation of accounting records from the internal general ledger system to various related University systems. Schedule and coordinate priorities for the staff.
Review invoices for accuracy with appropriate approval prior to recording and receiving against purchase orders, and entering correct account distribution in Financial System.
Reconcile, analyze and evaluate disbursements from the University Financial System and other UW Department Systems.
Prepare monthly journal vouchers to adjust food and related inventories from inventory reports submitted by operating units and analyze cost of goods sold for appropriateness
Assist external and internal auditors.
Participate in ongoing A/P Lean review and identify process improvements.
A Bachelor's Degree in accounting, business administration, computer science, economics, or closely related field; or four years of experience as a Fiscal Technician or equivalent in the public sector.
At least thirty quarter hours or twenty semester hours of college-level accounting courses.
At least four years of full-time experience as a professional accountant including either two years as an Accountant, Principal or two years of supervisory experience.
Experience that demonstrates: o Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Outlook and Excel, with an intermediate level of proficiency with Excel, creating ad-hoc reports that includes creating formulas, graphs, importing text files as well as basic importing and exporting of data in different formats. o One year of experience importing/exporting data files from various complex financial systems. o Fluency in the technology and language of accounting and bookkeeping that conveys ease and confidence in explaining technical terms and processes to non-accounting staff.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
2 years supervisory experience.
Effective time management skills that can be verified through references.
Effective customer service skills that can be verified through references.
Eagerness/enthusiasm to work in a complex environment where there are diverse business functions and a full workload of paper and electronic tasks.
Conditions of Employment
Membership in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU-925) upon employment.
A satisfactory outcome from criminal background verification is required prior to hire.
A satisfactory outcome from educational degree verification.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.
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