Develop and execute procurement and payable strategies to create purchase discipline throughout the University to maximize cost savings and efficiency.
Execute, communicate, and enforce procurement and accounts payable policies and procedures to support strategy. Trains and supervises staff in the procurement services departments.
Ensure month-end and year-end closure of all procurement services processes.
Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality with discretion and good judgement.
Must be service oriented, adaptable and open to change as the financial services departments evolve.
Ensure year tax statements are issued to vendors and students including timely filing with the appropriate taxing authorities.
Ensure monthly reconciliation of all travel and purchasing card statements to the general ledger.
Assist with the implementation, testing and maintenance of Banner Systems.
Work closely with CITS personnel when necessary to explore new Banner functions.
Use judgment in communicating issues to supervisor.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor degree and three years’ work experience in business related environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
A minimum of 5 – 10 years of management experience preferably in higher education or other non-profit environment.
Knowledge of financial management experience, effective business practices, contract management/negotiation skills and risk management.
Master of Business Administration (MBA).
10 years of management experience. Experience in Banner or similar ERP System.
Proficiency in the use of computerized accounting systems, integrated computer systems.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Products, Word, and Excel.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of tax requirements for reporting vendor and student payments to the IRS.
Ability to effectively analyze data and queries, think critically and make independent decisions.
Knowledge and possession of high professional standards and a personal code of ethics characterized by honesty, integrity, openness, and fairness.
Ability to lead a team of professional staff, serve as an internal resource and work closely with a wide array of faculty, staff and/or administrators.
Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
A willingness and passion to learn new hardware and software systems.
Ability to work part of a team or alone without close supervision.
Ability to use Banner ERP systems, Microsoft Office.
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