• Accounts Payable


    Position Description:

    The Accounts Payable position is a full-time position. 

    Work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

    The Accounts Payable position provides the day-to-day functions regarding accounts payable processing. It provides financial, administrative and clerical support by ensuring payments are completed and expenses are controlled by verifying and reconciling invoices in an efficient, timely and accurate manner.

    It also requires analytical ability to collect data, define problems, and execute solutions.

    Effective Date: Monday, November 27, 2017



    1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    2. Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy
    3. Excellent math skills
    4. Excellent analytical and organizational skills
    5. Exceptional time management and prioritizations skills
    6. Capacity to maintain employer confidentiality
    7. Intermediate to advanced computer skills, including MS Office
    8. Aptitude to learn industry specific computer programs
    9. Ability to project a positive image of oneself and of the company


    1. College degree preferred
    2. 1-3 years of accounting experience preferred



    1. Match purchase orders to invoices and enter invoices into computer accounting programs
    2. Reconcile processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances
    3. Pay vendors by monitoring discount opportunities and scheduling and preparing checks
    4. Verify vendor accounts by reconciling to monthly statements
    5. Process invoices for payment in Ellucian Colleague software program
    6. Enter and update vendor names and data
    7. Maintain accurate and effective records relative to AP management according to standard accounting policies and procedures
    8. Handle all aspects of the weekly check-writing functions
    9. Issue reimbursement payments to employees by receiving and verifying expense reports
    10. Filing for A/P
    11. Help cover switchboard when the operator is away
    12. Must maintain financial and employee information in a confidential manner
    13. Prepare and file IRS 1099's annually
    14. Other duties as assigned by the Comptroller or Vice President of Financial Affairs

    Application Deadline:  Review of applications begins upon receipt and continues until position filled.

    To Apply:        Submit the following materials:

    1. Letter of application.
    2. Current résumé.
    3. Transcripts of all college work (Unofficial transcripts will suffice for the application; official transcripts must be submitted immediately upon employment).
    4. At least three current professional references.


    To:       Mr. Robert Upchurch
                Director of Human Resources
                Station #6
                The University of West Alabama
                Livingston, Alabama 35470

  • Only complete applications will be considered.

    The University of West Alabama does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation in employment, or the provision of services.

    Minority applications encouraged.

    For details on benefit package go to www.uwa.edu/Current_Openings.aspx