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Accounts Payable Specialist

Accounts Payable Specialist

Accounts Payable Specialist

Office of University Advancement
McNeese State University invites qualified applicants and nominations for the position of Accounts Payable Specialist in the Office of University Advancement. This is a full-time, 12–month, unclassified position. The appointment begins September 22, 2014.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

The position of Accounts Payable Specialist exists to assist in the orderly operations of the University Advancement office also serving the Foundation. The position reports to the Director for University Advancement and Special Events as well as the Vice President for University Advancement. The position has a strong accounting component as well as a strong customer service component. Daily deadlines and accurate reporting are required.


The candidate for this position must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and have the personality and diplomacy to work with people from all walks of life. Two years accounting experience is required. The Accounts Payable Specialist must be highly motivated, able to work flexible hours and possess the ability to function independently while working as part of a team. This position requires excellent organizational skills and the ability to demonstrate sound professional judgment including the ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate.

QuickBooks and Microsoft Office experience.




Applications must be received by September 10, 2014, and the review of applications will begin immediately.

Application Materials and Contact:

Applicants should electronically submit a Letter of Application, Resume, References (name, phone number and email of at least three) and unofficial transcripts, if appropriate, for the application process to:

Accounts Payable Specialist Search Committee by email at

Additional Information:

McNeese State University, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is a public university and a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and al l supporting materials will become public record. All applicants are expected to submit complete and accurate materials as specified in the position announcement. A background check and an English Proficiency assessment will be conducted on selected finalists. We comply with Louisiana Revised Statute 49:1001, et seq, and State of Louisiana Executive Order 98-38, which provides for drug testing of employees, appointees, prospective employees, and prospective appointees. Prospective employees and employees are informed if a drug test is required.

McNeese State University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires McNeese State University to inform applicants that the University can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and right to accept employment.

McNeese State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. An executive session pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. 42:6.1(A) may be required.

Persons needing reasonable accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Equal Opportunity Office: Voice: (337) 475-5428; TDD/TTY, Hearing Impaired: (337) 562-4227; Fax: (337) 475-5960; or

Instructional Faculty Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees, an official comprehensive course-by-course report and U.S. Equivalency Statement, from World Education Services. The official Credential Evaluation Report and U.S. Equivalency Statement must be submitted directly to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, Box 93220, Lake Charles, LA 70609; (337)475-5508. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice and will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.