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Accounts Payable Analyst

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034000
Department Code 31012-1042
Department Disbursements Processing
Job Title Accounts Payable Analyst
Location Syracuse NY
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade S4
FLSA Status Non-exempt

Standard University business hours

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Office of Disbursement Processing at Syracuse University is seeking to hire an Accounts Payable Analyst.

The Accounts Payable Analyst is responsible for a mix of Accounts Payable activities including facilitation of travel advances, travel and expense processing, credit card reconciliation, non-PO invoice processing, customer inquiry resolution, analytics, reporting, and training. Specific responsibilities will vary, based on University needs.

This role will support the PeopleSoft system automation during and after implementation of the new modules. This role is an integral part of Disbursement Processing’s service delivery and is expected to provide exceptional customer service to the campus end users and key stakeholders.


Associates degree in Finance or Accounting or appropriate combination of education and work experience required.

Experience with Accounts Payable in a high volume environment is desirable.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Excellent customer service skills, including email and phone skills

• Strong analytical and problem solving abilities

• Strong attention to detail and time sensitive deadlines

• Ability to organize and effectively manage tasks with minimal supervision

• Proficient in Excel, Word, and Outlook

• Maintains confidentiality and diverse work environment

• Enthusiastic team player; positive approach to work and the University


Travel and Expense (Implementation Project and Production Support)

• Provide back up support for other areas of the department

• Analyze, review and resolve inquiries related to travel advances, travel and expense reimbursements, and credit card reconciliation expense reports input into the PeopleSoft system

• Assist with exceptions related to reimbursements and credit card transactions input into the PeopleSoft system, including data entry, coding and required attachments

• Assist with system issues and workflow approval routing for employees, supervisors and departmental users. Working closely with Human Resources related to personnel changes

• Provide training and support to focus groups and campus end-users

• Log activities, analyze expense data, and create daily, monthly, and fiscal year reports for management

Invoice Automation (Implementation Project and Production Support)

• Analyze, review and resolve inquiries related to non-PO invoice payments input into the PeopleSoft system

• Assist with exceptions related to non-PO invoices input into the PeopleSoft system, including data entry, coding, attachments, and appropriate vendor selection

• Assist with system issues and workflow approval routing for employees, supervisors and departmental users. Work closely with Human Resources related to personnel changes

• Provide training and support to focus groups and campus end-users

• Respond to and resolve inquires (phone and email) from employees and departmental end-users including documentation/resolution management

• Correspond with campus end users via phone and email related to University policies and procedures

• Maintain files and documentation, thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with standard department protocols

• Research payment discrepancies (employees, students, and guests of the University)

• Analyze, review and resolve inquiries related to travel and expense reimbursements for students and guests of the University submitted on existing paper forms.

• Maintain master vendor data, including but not limited to: manually entering, reviewing, and validating addresses, verifying employment status, verifying and updating banking information, verifying citizenship, and managing taxpayer identification numbers with the IRS.

• Resolve e-Procurement workflow approval routing issues

• Assist with match exceptions and credit balance resolution

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a cover letter and resume.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 10/06/2017
Application Deadline
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Job Category Staff
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