Accounts Payable Accountant

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Jun 20, 2021
Jun 22, 2021
Accountant, Finance
Full Time
Accounts Payable Accountant

The Purchasing and Accounts Payable Department invites applicants for a qualified Accounts Payable Accountant, responsible for performing different aspects of the Accounts Payable (AP) process. 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: * Serve as a backup technician/supervisor for different sections in Accounts Payable, including data entry, invoice processing, payment and reimbursement processing; * Prepare monthly prompt pay statistic according to the Virginia Prompt Pay Act and report the statistic to the Commonwealth of VA; * Administrate the Mason Financial Gateway for nontravel reimbursement expenses and vendor invoice processing; these include serving at the point of contact for any questions or concerns, following up on past due actions, working with other departments to resolve system issues as needed, troubleshooting issues with vendors, and performing vendor analysis, expense review, and analysis; * Manage monthly property lease payments for the university; * Manage the 1099 reporting process to vendors and IRS; * Prepare account reconciliations of moderate to difficult complexity; * Advise departments and vendors regarding university payment policies and procedures, and interact with vendor and Mason personnel to obtain invoice approvals and/or resolve disputed invoices; * Communicate with internal and external customers and promote positive team member relations; * Handle complex special assignments as assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualifications: * Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or a combination of education and experience; * Two (2) or more years of accounting experience; * Experience working in Microsoft Office applications; * Demonstrated knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of AP; * Strong problem solving and analytical skills; * Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications: * Expert-level knowledge of the Ellucian Banner system in an AP capacity; * Strong attention to detail; * Excellence in organizational and time management.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02111z at; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

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 Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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