Accounts Payable Coordinator


Position Title

Accounts Payable Coordinator


University Accounting and Financial Services


Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

The accounts payable coordinator supports the success of the Jacksonville University community through an efficient and modern accounts payable program. As a member of the University Accounting and Financial Services (UAF) team, the AP coordinator facilitates the proper utilization and disbursement of university resources in a strategic and customer friendly manner. In addition to providing oversight to the accounts payable program, the AP coordinator proactively researches and resolves concerns, continuously enhances AP services to meet the changing needs of the JU community, ensures compliance and contributes to the work of the accounting team. 

Description of Job Duties

  • Lead and implement a responsive, dynamic and customer friendly accounts payable program to include, but not limited to, entering, and approving information within the financial system, updating vendor information, disbursing payments, voiding payments, maintaining records, processing refunds, and auditing payment requests.
  • Administer the University’s p-card and virtual card programs to include, but not limited to, ensuring the timely processing of p-card statements, communicating with p-card holders and supervisors, serving as a liaison to the financial institution, and entering and approving information within the financial system.
  • Serve as the point of contact for the University’s expense management platform, currently Chrome River. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, serving as the lead system administrator within the department, training new users, troubleshooting problems, and ensuring information integrates with the University’s financial system.
  • Review financial transactions for accuracy - corrects financial transactions when necessary; returns financial documents to the originator for correction when necessary; analyzes vendor or employee financial data prior to payments; and reconciles vendor accounts.
  • Research questions and resolve problems brought forth by internal and external stakeholders including, but not limited to, vendors, team members, faculty, and staff.
  • Analyze financial transactions, payment requests, and other financial data.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws, accounting guidelines, funding guidelines, and university policies and procedures. In addition, this position is responsible for maintaining internal controls and recommending improvements to controls, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepare and distribute reports as requested and contributes to the University’s monthly close and fiscal year-end processes.
  • Prepare, process, and approve journal entries.
  • Participate in the annual audit process.
  • Communicate effectively via all formats with internal and external stakeholders, including, but not limited to, ensuring the proper flow of information, providing trainings, updating, and distributing manuals, and advising team members and University employees.
  • Provide superior customer service and contribute to a positive team environment.
  • Ensure all relevant federal and state tax reports, documents and payments are completed, entered, and processed in a timely manner. This includes, but is not limited to, W9s, 1099s and assisting with 1042s.
  • Supervise, lead and support assigned personnel to include, but not limited to, coaching, professional development, delegation, and evaluation. 

Special Skills

  • Must be detail oriented and possess analytical ability.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and projects, mobilize efforts toward completion, and deliver with a high degree of quality on a consistent basis.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically and evaluate procedures and make recommendations that are appropriate to improving productivity.
  • Must be able to communicate with faculty, staff, and the college community in a professional, positive and helpful manner.

Work Conditions

  • Well-lighted office environment.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work in an office environment with extensive use of computer and telephone; ability to lift and carry up to ten pounds; ability to read and write and to handle and process paper documents.

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration/Management or related field or an Associate’s Degree with at least seven years of relevant work experience.

Minimum Work Experience

  • Minimum four years of relevant experience with at least 1 year as a team lead or supervisor.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal, project management, communication skills and solid Microsoft Suite skills required. Ability to provide exceptional client service, demonstrate commitment to continuous learning, display appropriate ethical knowledge and commitment and exhibit a sense of urgency and commitment to quality and the timely completion of duties.

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

Covid Vaccination Information: Faculty and Staff

All Jacksonville University employees who work at any JU facility must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

For more information regarding the JU vaccination policy, please click the link below.

JU Vaccination Policy

To Apply

Resumes may be emailed to Director Chip Morris: