Job posting 13-08
Opening date: February 14, 2013
Closing date: March 29, 2013
TITLE: Accounting Technician, IS-525, Grade 7, $42,406-$55,132/yr
TYPE OF POSITION: Trust Fund (non-federal) Indefinite
DIVISION: - Financial Management Department
LOCATION: Cambridge, Massachusetts
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: This position is open to all qualified candidates eligible to work in the United States from the local
Duties may include but are not limited to:
Processing vendor payments and resolving accounts payable problems.
Processing on-line voucher payments which may come from multiple funding sources. Verifies accuracy of
vendor invoice, review supporting documentation, determines whether partial or full payment is being
requested. Review line item voucher detail and determines if budget check certification can be administered.
Takes corrective action for discrepancies.
voucher activity to the subsidiary ledgers and general ledger. Researches discrepancies, requests purchase order
modifications and processes voucher adjustments.
Reviews all delinquent accounts payable bills (those bills that have remained unpaid 31 days and over) to
determine validity and ensure all applicable interest processing fees and penalty fees are calculated to the
Monitors purchase order and accounts payable ERP system implemented requirements document tolerance rules
and match exception rules to ensure that payable transactions are not delayed due to internal requirements.
Verifies the accuracy of the authorizing documents, reconstructs the payment history for the period involved,
determines the amount and extent of underpayment or overpayment, if any, and the procedures for disbursing
the underpayment or collecting overpayment.
Monitors status of scheduled payments and researches any delayed payments. Works with SI, banking and
vendor staff to resolve incorrect, missing, or misdirected payments. Initiates payment cancellation as necessary.
You must have one year of full-time experience equivalent to grade 6 in the federal service related to billing and
accounts receivable; working with automated accounting systems; using automated office applications to run
reports; and, preparing detailed invoices and supporting documentation for disbursed and cost reports.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: We will only accept applications on line for this position. or complete information about this position
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