Position Title: Accounts Payable & Receivable (AP/AR) Manager Reporting Supervisor: Associate Director of Financial Services
Staff, Pay Grade 12
Monday through Friday; weekend and evening hours as needed to meet business need; hybrid eligible
Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) employs student-focused professionals with equity-mindsets. Established in 1963, Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is a non-profit corporation led by a 14-member board of elected student leaders. ASI is an auxiliary organization authorized by the California State University Board of Trustees to perform Student Life functions for Cal Poly Pomona students. ASI provides opportunities for student engagement, student leadership and employment, and a multitude of Student Life programs and services e.g., recreation and wellbeing, student union and activities, student government, clubs and organizations, food pantry, and childcare. The administrative and student support areas of ASI include human resources, financial services, information technology, facilities management, and marketing. ASI employs approximately 500 part-time students and 60 full-time staff members. ASI accepts the responsibility for conscientiously managing mandatory student fees and state-owned facilities: $18M annual operating budget, $5M annual debt service, approximately $24M in reserves, and 294,253 square feet of student space (student union, recreation center, and pool). ASI is in the Cal Poly Pomona Division of Student Affairs with a dashed reporting line to Administrative Affairs. ASI serves the entire campus population, including over 28,000 students.
As an evolving learning organization, ASI is human-centered and strives to live its values of care and growth. The purpose of ASI is to transform lives by engaging every student. With a commitment to learning, continuous improvement, and innovation, ASI employs dynamic team members who support team learning, co-creation, radical candor, psychological safety, growth mindset, and live out equity, diversity, and inclusion practices.
Financial Services serves as a partner for student groups, ASI departments, and the University, providing financial support to help meet business and programmatic needs of the $18M non-profit 501(c)3 corporation while maintaining fiscal integrity, data accuracy, and compliance with CSU, University and ASI policies.
Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Financial Services, the Accounts Payable & Receivable (AP/AR) Manager is responsible for managing and monitoring the work performed by the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable units of the Financial Services Department.
• Oversee accounts payable operations to ensure timely, accurate, and compliant disbursements, including weekly disbursement requests, signature verifications, purchase order requests, cash advances, travel reviews, and monthly accounts payable reconciliation
• Responsible for submitting the positive pay files to initiate bank transactions for accounts payable (AP) checks, automated clearing house (ACH) and electronic fund transfer (EFT) for disbursement processing
• Responsible for the development, analysis, implementation, enforcement, and documentation of all disbursement-related policies to ensure compliance
• Review Agency account activities regularly to deactivate unnecessary accounts
• Create and facilitate training on disbursement policies, procedures, and forms
• Oversee the management of unclaimed property (UCP), submitting required reports to the California State Controller, as required
• Oversee accounts receivable processes including vault management, AR aging, invoicing, cash handling, cash audits, bank transactions, and monthly accounts receivable reconciliation.
• Create, maintain, and facilitate training on updated, compliant cash handling and accounts receivable policies, procedures, and forms
• Oversee accounting functions completed by AP & AR staff to maintain accuracy of AP & AR subledgers.
• Oversee the reconciliation of general ledger and subsidiary ledgers related to AP & AR.
• Ensure manual checks are processed accurately and timely.
• Perform financial reporting and analysis.
• Prepare correspondence and a variety of complex reports.
• Responsible for the development, analysis, implementation, enforcement, and documentation of policies and procedures impacting the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable unit.
• Recommend and implement improvements as it relates to the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable units.
• Provide guidance on and conducts research to ensure compliance with all policies and applicable regulations.
• Understand, implement, and interpret policies and regulations for students, faculty, staff, external agencies, and the public.
• Provides compliance assistance with reporting requirements of the University, CSU and regulatory agencies.
• Assist with the preparation, dissemination, and training of new policies and procedures within the unit and to the ASI community.
• Assist with internal and external audit preparation.
• Provides oversight for research and preparation for vendor 1099s working closely with the accounting unit to provide timely, accurate information
• Responsible for recruitment, supervision, training, development, performance management, and guidance as needed to unit personnel, setting goals, and preparing evaluations of their performance, and cross-training to effectively work towards a cohesive, collaborative, and synergistic team.
• Ensure assigned operations in these units are carried out in accordance with established policies and procedures based on organizational goals and generally accepted accounting standards.
• Manage the team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner and guide overall units’ priorities.
• Supervise the (1) FT Accounts Payable Supervisor, (1) FT Accounts Receivable Supervisor, (5) PT Accounts Payable Assistants, (2) PT Accounts Receivable Assistants.
• Actively engage as an organizational leader in all ASI team learning and training as well as ASI and University meetings, task teams, and committees
• Role model the behaviors of ASI core values, constantly challenging one’s mental models as an active learner
• Performs other related duties as assigned
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance or a closely related field
• Minimum five years of progressively responsible accounting experience, record-keeping, reconciliations, financial reporting, and training.
• Minimum three years leading and supervising the work of others.
• Experience in fund accounting preferred.
• Experience within a university or nonprofit environment preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Considerable knowledge of corporate accounting methods and related rules, regulations, and procedures.
• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices and proven ability to establish proper internal controls and procedures.
• Considerable knowledge of cash management, disbursements, reconciliations, and financial reporting.
• Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques to evaluate complex accounting problems, understand and apply applicable rules and regulations.
• Knowledge and ability to develop and implement effective and efficient processes, procedures, and solutions.
• Ability to plan, direct, and review a variety of accounting and related activities and meet important deadlines.
• Ability to analyze financial and statistical data and prepare comprehensive financial reports with a high level of accuracy.
• Knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn, CSU and ASI policies and procedures.
• Possess analytical skills with the ability to identify and analyze issues to develop, recommend, and evaluate solutions.
• General knowledge of the principles of personnel management and supervision and ability to effectively utilize management skills.
• Ability to change priorities when needed to meet changing and overlapping deadlines.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse student, staff, faculty, and community members in a courteous manner with emphasis on customer service.
• Effective interpersonal skills with the proven ability to guide others in a highly collaborative manner.
• Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
• Technical fluency with computer skills using standard office software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite) and databases.
• Knowledge of GP or other ERP financial system
• Ability to work independently, use initiative and exercise judgment.
• Ability to satisfactorily complete a background check (including a criminal records check)
Frequently required to sit, talk and hear; manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, and verbal communication; use of office equipment: telephones, computer, calculator, copier and fax.
Based on the duties and responsibilities of this position, this position has been designated to be a sensitive position with access to sensitive data.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can begin employment with Associated Students, Inc., Cal Poly Pomona. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current ASI employees who apply for this position.
MANDATED REPORTING REQUIREMENT
In compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and the CSU Executive Order 1083, each ASI employee is designated as a mandated reporter and is required to sign an Acknowledgment of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect.
SYSTEMWIDE SMOKE AND TOBACCO FREE ENVIRONMENT EO 1108:
Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. Please refer to the link below for policy information. http://www.calstate.edu/EO/EO-1108.html
CSU, along with Associated Students Inc., strongly recommends all staff who are physically accessing campus facilities or programs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes obtaining a COVID-19 booster dose. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/11030468/latest.