Eckerd College
  • 16-Jan-2024 to 16-Feb-2024
  • - Business Office
  • St. Petersburg, FL, USA
  • Full Time

Eckerd College is currently hiring for the position of Accounts Payable Specialist to join our accounting and finance team at our waterfront property along the Boca Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida, in our relationship-focused community. This position works with various stakeholders to help maintain the regular operation of the accounts payable function of Eckerd College with a particular focus on accuracy, timeliness, and consistency.

The role requires the incumbent to possess a knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and procedures and the ability to apply that knowledge and College policies to recognize, analyze, and solve problems. The specialist will be skilled in data entry with a high level of accuracy and minimal errors to accurately prepare and maintain required reports, files, and records. An ability to remain organized while prioritizing tasks is necessary for success in the position as well as the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.

Benefits Overview
Eckerd College offers a competitive benefits package, including the following:

  • 100 percent tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents; access to Tuition Exchange network
  • HMO and HDHP medical insurance options; employer contribution to HSA for those on the high deductible plan that start date of hire.
  • PPO dental and vision insurance networks; employer-provided life, short-term disability, and long-term disability plans that start date of hire.
  • Generous employer contribution to employee's retirement plan upon eligibility.
  • Generous paid time off including vacation, sick, and personal leave as well as 16+ paid holidays annually. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures timely and accurate data entry of purchasing and payment documents, including purchase orders, invoices, expense reimbursements, wires, and cash advances.
  • Schedules and executes the processing of non-payroll disbursements to vendors in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Maintains accurate and appropriate paper and electronic departmental records, including vendor profiles, to ensure compliance with College, state, and federal policies and regulations.
  • Suggests potential improvements to the College's current policies, procedures, and guidelines with respect to accounts payable to continually provide a high level of customer service.
  • Interacts with internal and external parties to identify, research, and resolve purchasing and payment questions in a timely and effective manner.
  • Assist department supervisor with developing and conducting training for college stakeholders regarding the accounts payable function. 
  • Performs tasks, analyses, and projects pertaining to the College's vendors and expense accounts.


  • High school diploma or equivalent, plus 3-5 years of relevant experience in an accounts payable role. The equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered for this position.

How to Apply
All interested candidates must apply online at Follow the instructions to complete the online application.

Employment will require a successful background check.

Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and an inclusive campus community. Eckerd is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Eckerd College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Eckerd College


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