Student Affairs

Accounts Payable Analyst


Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA United States

Accounts Payable Analyst


Position Title:

Accounts Payable Analyst


Position Type:



Hiring Range:


$22.02-$25.31 per hour, commensurate with experience


Pay Frequency:




The primary function of this position is to provide timely and accurate payments to outside vendors and SCU faculty and staff. Responsibilities include processing payment of Purchase Orders, Payment Requests, expense reports, and processing pay cycles.




1. Review and process payment of purchase orders (PO), payment requests, and expense reports


Match PO receipt, price, and quantity against invoices


Ensure disbursements to vendors are processed timely and accurately.


Ensure employee reimbursements are processed timely and accurately.


Ensure appropriate sales tax is charged on invoices or use tax is paid to the State for payment of products


Ensure proper tax withholding in accordance with State and Federal laws for payment of services


Follow accrual and prepaid procedures for products received and services rendered outside current fiscal year


2. Distribution of Non-PO invoices


Identify appropriate end user and send e-mail notification or establish direct contact upon receipt of invoice


Forward invoices to appropriate departments for processing payments


3. Process Interface Files


Receive and upload interface files from SCU Libraries


Match invoices with vouchers and process payments


Ensure appropriate sales tax is charged or use tax is paid to the State


4. Process Pay Cycles


Ensure AP payments are processed in a timely manner using scheduled payment due date either by paper check or by ACH


Ensure positive pay file is properly processed for paper check pay cycles


Notify appropriate accountants to upload check files for check printing


Provide vouchers and supporting documentation to accountants responsible for matching documentation to paper checks and ACH payments


Maintain and update pay cycle registers


Work with the bank and other accounts to resolve any payment inquiries and adjustments


5. Create, update and maintain vendor files


Obtain IRS form W-9 from new vendors


Contact vendors to verify all banking information received is valid and correct


Input relevant new vendor information into the system


Ensure vendors are correctly coded for 1099/1042 tax withholding and reporting


6. Respond to vendors payment inquires and disputes


Research payment status and respond to vendor via email or phone


Expedite payments as needed


7. Work with employees to resolve payment issues


Respond to expense report audit and payment issues


Reach out to employees who owe SCU for personal expenses


8. Maintain Vendor Account Statements


Research outstanding invoices from vendors' monthly statements


Contact vendors to request copies of outstanding invoices and provide payment information for paid invoices


Forward invoices to appropriate departments for payment processing


9. Other Responsibilities


Assist in processing of 1099 and 1042 reporting at year end


Assist in testing of system upgrades


Assist in special projects as needed


Review and Update AP procedures


Create adjusting entries/voucher corrections as needed


Work with purchasing, receiving, vendors, and other departments to resolve payment, invoice, and PO issues




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.


This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.




• Accounts payable system experience with large ERP system such as PeopleSoft, Workday, or Oracle preferred

• Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, Access, etc.)




• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Ability to work well independently

• Detail oriented and organized

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Excellent customer service skills




• Proven problem-solving and analytical skills, including the ability to identify a problem, develop a solution, and implement that solution in cooperation with others or independently.

• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines as required.

• Strong customer service focus with an emphasis on outreach to departments; ability to listen to and understand the unique needs of each department.

• Possess a high degree of initiative, attention to detail and follow through, as well as ability to adjust to changing requirements and priorities.

• Commitment to understand and willingness to support Santa Clara University's distinctive Jesuit educational vision and institutional values of competence, conscience and compassion in pursuit of its mission and goals.




• Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance preferred, or equivalent work experience


5.Years of Experience


• At least 2 years of relevant accounts payable experience




The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


• Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.

• May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.

• May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.

• May be required to occasionally travel to outside customers, vendors or suppliers.




The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


• Typical office environment.

• Mostly indoor office environment with windows.

• Offices with equipment noise.

• Offices with frequent interruptions.


COVID-19 Statement


The health and safety of the university community is a top priority. All Santa Clara University students, and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or request a medical or religious exemption. Please visit our for additional information.




Santa Clara University is registered to do business in the following states: California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Illinois. Employees approved to telecommute are required to perform their work within one of these states.


EEO Statement


?Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination


Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University's equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972


Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Information about Title IX can be found at Information about Section 504 and the ADA Coordinator can be found at, (408) 554-4109, Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).


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Americans with Disabilities Act


Santa Clara University affirms its commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at




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  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 2 - 4 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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