Reporting to the Director of CUFO Accounts Payable, the Assistant Manager is responsible for supervising Accounts Payable department staff, develops implements and manages operational goals, as well as monitors achievements of performance objectives for invoices processed for the Manhattanville Development Group and Manhattanville Operations.
Responsible for ensuring the team processes capital project and construction management invoices in an accurate and timely manner.
Actively promotes and demonstrates superior customer service in accordance with department and CUFO standards.
Ensures customer service standards are followed by all team members and addresses issues as they arise.
Responsible for ensuring compliance with all University policies and procedures.
Responsible for reporting potential issues to the department director.
Independently creates and implements process improvements.
Responsible for employee development (disciplining, coaching and counseling).
Liaison with internal and external budget and finance teams on AP issues.
Monitors compliance to key overall AP department performance measures.
Offers feedback and implements recommended changes to improve processes.
Maintains strong supplier relations with vendors and contractors suppling goods and services to the MDG and Manhattanville Operations groups.
Works closely with procurement and finance teams to proactively identify and correct accounting and supplier issues.
Develops root cause analyses to solve issues and prevent re occurrence of issue.
Assists in planning for the new consolidated shared service for the department.
Perform special project as assigned.
Bachelor???s degree and/or equivalent required; in addition to a minimum of two (2) years??? experience required.
Experience managing a high-volume accounts payable department, construction management invoice compliance responsibilities and supervision of a significant number of staff performing a range of activities required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) required.
Must be dependable, customer focused, results oriented, and able to work as a member of a team.
In addition, must be detail-oriented with strong problem-solving, management and financial skills, and able to deal with a diverse customer base, with the ability to make decisions and effectively resolve conflicts.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills required.
Must have strong organizational skills and be able to handle multiple projects and changing priorities.
Must have sound judgment, with an open and collaborative style of leadership that encourages teamwork and cooperation, and must be a strong role model, manager and coach.
In addition, must have a passion for excellent customer service and a commitment to exceptional quality.
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