Accounts Payable Manager


Accounts Payable Manager

Drew University is currently seeking an Accounts Payable Manager.  In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading all aspects of the accounts payable program including invoice processing, expense reimbursements, and vendor relations.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Direct all the activities of the Accounts Payable unit including expense reimbursement, wire requests, daily check runs, invoice processing, 1099 processing, unclaimed property, setup and maintain vendor information.
  • As required, interface and assist internal and external auditors.
  • Develop, administer, and communicate Accounts Payable Policies & Procedures.
  • Oversee and maintain the Accounts Payable functions of the BANNER system.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement of processes through periodic review of practices and procedures.
  • Communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students to educate them on accounts payable policies and procedures, train them in the use of appropriate systems and strive to understand their needs as they relate to their interactions with the accounts payable unit.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for all Drew University vendors. Liaises with vendors to resolve issues that may arise associated with processing invoices
  • Files, maintains and distributes accounting documents, records and reports.

Required Experience, Attributes, Skill sets 

  • 2-4 years of progressively more responsible experience in accounts payable.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong people management skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required/Master’s a plus.
  • Solid knowledge of the BANNER (or similar) systems used to manage the purchasing and procurement system is essential. 
  • Proven track record managing and continuously improving accounts payable departmental operations.
  • Ability to formulate a clear strategic vision for the ongoing growth and development of the Procurement Department.
  • An energetic, upbeat, patient/approachable and professional style.
  • Strong organizational skills; must be detail oriented.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced, high volume environment.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Posting will remain active until position is filled.

About Drew

Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. This position is subject to a background check.