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Accounts Payable Specialist

Portland, Oregon · Accounting/Finance
Summary Description: The Accounts Payable Specialist processes accounts payable and expense reporting for the University.  This individual also generates reconciliations and completes special projects as assigned and provides support to the Controller and Senior Accountant.

Compensation Range: $48,000-$54,000

Primary Job Duties:
  • Process requisitions, invoice payables, check requests and create purchase orders.
  • Complete weekly check run for payables by matching invoices to check copies.
  • Send positive pay file for accounts payables to the bank on a per check run basis.
  • Communicate with vendors as appropriate, maintain vendor information and check registers.
  • Complete monthly reconciliation of A/P subsidiary ledger to general ledger control account.
  • Generate recurring monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, contract and beneficiary payments, either by check or ACH transaction.
  • Generate student refunds through the Bill.com application.
  • Audit expense reports in the Certify credit card expense reporting application.
  • Create 1099NEC and 1099Misc annual tax filing reports.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and vendors.
  • Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 3+ years in an accounting role with increasing responsibility in accounts payable.
  • Proficient in computer programs including Windows, Outlook, Word and Excel. 
  • Ability to multi-task with accuracy, meet deadlines, and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or in a related field such as business administration or finance.
  • Experience in a higher education environment.
Warner Pacific University’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, Liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Physical Demands – Work Environment: 
The position is located in a typical office environment.  Professional/business casual attire is required.

Employment Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. From its inception, the Church of God has resisted condensing the Scriptures into a formal creed, instead emphasizing salvation as the entrance into the body of Christ; unity in diversity; and a call to holy living as God’s people representing Christ in the world. Warner Pacific, rather than requiring subscription to an institutional doctrinal statement, asks each employee to affirm a personal faith in Jesus Christ by providing a statement articulating the ways in which faith informs the employee’s understanding of his or her vocation at Warner Pacific. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.

Warner Pacific’s students, faculty and staff are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect and accountability, to care for the personal dignity of others and to exercise integrity in their conduct and communication. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well- being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.

Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on university property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.


** NOTE: All job offers are contingent upon successfully passing a background check and completing all required paperwork.

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