Financial Services Manager 1

Fairfax, VA
Jul 07, 2017
Aug 24, 2017
Finance, Management
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

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Salary : Commensurate with education and training

Web Announcement :
Assistant Director, Accounts Payable

The George Mason University Purchasing and Accounts Payable Department is seeking a talented Assistant Director, Accounts Payable (AP) to manage various systems, processes, procedures and staff. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the AP Director, the incumbent shall oversee six direct reports while ensuring that AP operations are conducted in accordance with commonwealth and university policy, as well as AP best practices. Duties include: * Oversees invoice and general reimbursement processing across the university; * Serves as one of the accounting system (Ellucian Banner) subject matter experts for AP and assists with system upgrades; * Monitors, reviews and verifies AP transactions for accuracy, timeliness, and adequacy of supporting documentation; and ensures compliance with internal policies, agency rules and regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles; * Manages personnel aspects of the AP team, including hiring, work load management, performance appraisals and feedback; and provides mentoring and helps develop internal talent; * Determines various AP work priorities, and identifies and implements changes to improve productivity and increase efficiency; * Recommends internal control upgrades to ensure appropriate checks and balances; * Analyzes, resolves and responds to complex or difficult problems presented by team members, university departments and suppliers; * Creates, monitors and reports on appropriate departmental metrics to support the institution; and takes action on metrics as needed; * Ensures written documentation is up-to-date on internal policies and procedures; and * Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Required Qualifications: * Accounting, finance or general business bachelor’s degree from a four-year college/university or an equivalent combination of education and experience; * Prior experience supervising accounting, financial or AP personnel; and * Prior experience overseeing invoice processing or financial transactions in a high-volume accounting or AP department.

Preferred Qualifications: * Expert-level experience managing AP transactions through Banner; * Strong accounting and financial background, with experience handling 1099 tax form processing; * Experience managing all aspects of an AP department in a college/university setting; * Previous experience in a high-volume AP operation (2,000 plus invoices/ reimbursements/transactions per week); and * Strong understanding of internal control concepts and processes related to disbursements.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02551z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report Up and Coming spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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