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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST - 29666

Denver Public Schools
Job Description
FINANCE
240 work days
FTE: 1.0
Salary Range: $20.99-$22.08 per hour
  
Essential Functions and Objectives:
 
Position is responsible for review and audit of Accounts Payable invoices and employee reimbursements on Denver Public Schools policies and procedures. Position requires a basic understanding of Sox Compliance, Best Practice and IRS Regulation.  Position requires knowledge of full-cycle Accounts Payable, basic of accounting principles, intermediate MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), strong organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines, ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.  Excellent communication and writing skills, strong interpersonal skills and ability to interface with both internal and external customers. 
 
- Ability to use critical thinking skills to determine and/or review all incoming invoices and employee reimbursements for correct information and any necessary supporting documentation, completeness and compliance with financial policies, procedures, and contractual requirements.
- Review all incoming invoices and employee reimbursements for accurate account coding and approval and/or PO number is provided on each invoice before batching for processing.
- Resolve discrepancies and problems regarding invoices and employee reimbursements.
- Prepare and review batches for posting to Lawson.
- Booking of wire transfer requests and ensure accuracy and completion of wires.
- Serve as liaison between departments and vendors in the resolution of administrative problems and inquiries.
- Work closely with the Strategic Sourcing team to resolve invoice issues and make process improvements as necessary.
- Research problem invoices, past due amounts, and credits.
- Audit entered invoice batches.
- Maintain error log and number of received invoices.
- Maintain share point site.
- Release all invoices daily after audit of entered  invoices is complete.
- Manually run MA126 report as needed.
- Perform and audit daily and weekly uploads and interfaces.
- Assist in in documentation of AP procedures and processes – to meet completeness and compliance with financial policies, procedures, and contractual requirements.
- Maintains both the integrity and confidentiality of all data, research and analysis, as directed.
- Performs miscellaneous filing, accounting and job-related duties as assigned.
 
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
 
- Four (4) years of Accounts Payable experience required.
- Strong analytical skills with familiarity with accounting, financial analysis and reporting.
- Ability to work in a team-oriented environment, often cross-functionally.
- Ability to work with people at all levels within the District and the community.
- Ability to identify and implement improved processes.
- Strong research skills.
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
- Superior customer service and customer support.
- Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel.
- Demonstrated proficiency with other Microsoft Office products (Power Point, Word, Outlook).
- Self-starter with strong analytical skills and decision-making capabilities.
- Attention to detail and accuracy.
- Passion for and experience in Continuous Improvement.
 
Education Requirements:
 
- Associates degree in Accounting or a related field, or equivalent experience.
 
Other information:
 
The COO Office has a dynamic team of highly experienced people working to maintain the integrity of Denver Public Schools and the accountability of what we do as a team. We strive to meet all of the needs of our schools, Administrative buildings and constituents. The operations team encompasses Facilities, Enterprise Management, Transportation, Technology, School of Choice, Planning and Assessment, Safety and Security, Program Management, Operations Outreach and Engagement, Finance and Operations Support Services. We are the building blocks of the operations side of Denver Public Schools. We stand on our core values Integrity, Accountability, Equity, Collaboration, Fun and of course Students First. There are a lot of opportunities for anyone looking to work in an innovative, caring, and fast paced, growing entity. Come and check out Team DPS.
 
About Denver Public Schools: 
Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.   
Under the leadership of Superintendent Tom Boasberg and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at dpsk12.org.  
Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. 
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