Accounts Payable/Receivable Specialist

Accounts Payable/Receivable Specialist

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Job ID



Accounting & Finance


Regular Full-Time



CSU Global is seeking an Accounts Payable/Receivable Specialist who will report to the Controller and performs a variety of technical accounting duties that require the application of accounting theory and practices. The primary duties of this position are to administer the university accounts payable and purchasing processes.


Colorado State University Global is committed to advancing student academic and professional success in a global society, by providing access to dynamic education characterized by excellence, innovative delivery technologies, industry relevance, and strong stakeholder engagement. We continue to thrive and drive our mission forward because we are:

Growth-Minded:We continually learn, seek opportunities for growth, and believe we can do better with effort and persistence.

Dedicated:We provide exceptional service and support to our stakeholders to drive the mission of the university.

Tenacious: We are accountable for getting the job done right, acting thoughtfully and taking responsibility for our commitments and actions, and we thrive on achieving results.

Agile:We are flexible in our thinking, focus on solutions, innovative problem-solving, and overcoming obstacles.

Engaged:We collaborate, communicate, and motivate one another to achieve excellence.

Champions of Integrity:We act ethically, honestly, and respectfully to be trustworthy and reliable towards all stakeholders.



  • Administer the university accounts payable process.
        • Process purchase orders.
        • Process vendor invoices.
        • Process prepaid expenses.
        • Complete annual vendor reporting (1099s.)
        • Follow, maintain, and document relevant policies, procedures, and reporting.
        • Provide oversight and administration of the payment system (
  • Administer the university purchasing process.
        • Process employee expense reimbursements.
        • Process employee travel reimbursements.
        • Provide general vendor support.
        • Follow, maintain, and document relevant policies, procedures, and reporting.
        • Provide oversight and administration of the expense reimbursement system (Concur.)
  • Support the university close process.
      • Prepare assigned adjusting journal entries.
      • Reconcile assigned general ledger accounts.
  • Process non-student AR invoices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, independently and as a member of a team, especially in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) standards, and State Fiscal Rules.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with large amounts of data, to drill down into accounting report details, and to make decisions on accounting data within the Federal, state and CSU System guidelines and requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage vendors and personnel to deliver financial reports and accounting information on time while enforcing accounting standards and CSU Global policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external constituents, including Board members and audit firms.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Time Management & Organization, Planning & Prioritizing Work
  • Database user interface Comfortable using technology and is adaptable to quickly learning new software.
  • Computer and technology skills required:
  • Proficient in cloud-based financial accounting systems,
  • Proficient with e-mail and cloud-based document systems (e.g., Google applications), and
  • Highly proficient with standard word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem-solving



  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or similar fields
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in accounting, preferably in higher education

Additional Information




While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to touch, handle or feel, and talk or hear.
The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms.
Ability to spend long durations of the workday in front of a computer monitor.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.


CSU Global offers employer contributions to medical, dental, group life, AD&D coverage, Wellness benefit and training & development opportunities. Additional employee-paid benefits are available for vision, FSA/HSA, voluntary life, and voluntary AD&D coverage, critical illness and accident insurance. CSU Global also offers a 401a retirement account with a generous employer match, 100% tuition assistance for CSU Global programs (Bachelors and Masters degrees), paid sick time, paid vacation time, and 10 holidays per year. CSU Global employees are state employees and have access to the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP) resources. Discounted pet insurance is also available.

Salary: $45,000 – $55,000 annually


Colorado State University System is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action requirements. In order to assist Colorado State University System in meeting its affirmative action responsibilities, ethnic minorities, women, and other protected class members are encouraged to apply and to also identify themselves.