Accounts Payable Accountant

ASU Preparatory Academy - Tempe, Arizona - Full time

What about learning drives us to do more than deliver the lesson? Maybe we’re overachievers. Or maybe we just know what real impact looks like. Each one of us has seen passion win over fear, vision become relentless focus and belief in human potential make it all the way to the finish line.

Our mission is to design new models for educational success and raise academic achievement for all learners. Are you ready to find a career with a company whose mission, vision, and values align with yours? Can you see yourself fitting into this mission with us? If yes, please apply today!


As part of Arizona State University’s charter to provide access and excellence, ASU Preparatory Academy (ASU Prep) shares this commitment by demonstrating all students can achieve at the highest levels, regardless of their background. To scale our current impact, ASU Prep is advancing a major expansion program taking fundamental responsibility for the communities we serve.

The Accounts Payable (“A/P”) Accountant will perform accounts payable duties including processing invoices within the organization’s accounting system, preparing and distributing payments, reconciling General Ledger and other accounts and generating financial statements and reports.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or equivalent work experience.
  • Three (3+) years’ accounting related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Two (2+) years’ experience in an enterprise accounting system, Sage Intacct preferred.
  • Experience in school finance is, preferred.
  • Experience with charter school finance with knowledge of the Uniform System of Financial Records for charter schools, preferred.
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.


  • Participates in full cycle of Accounts Payable.
  • Ensure all invoices are processed in the accounting system with correct account codes and terms.
  • Ensure payments are processed in a timely manner (review payments, generate and distribute checks, initiate electronic payments).
  • Manage vendors in the accounting system and ensure their information is accurate and up to date on a regular basis.
  • Ensure accuracy in account reconciliations, including credit cards.
  • Review and manage Account Payable aging reports.
  • Input and manage financial transactions in accounting system and other database systems.
  • Prepare and review journal entries as needed.
  • Assist with the accrual process for month-end close.
  • Perform financial analysis, as needed; diagnose accounting problems.
  • Provide financial reports to meet various business needs.
  • Prepare reports for various governmental agencies to ensure compliance.
  • Provide technical and accounting assistance to various departments, vendors and stakeholders.
  • Manage and maintain Corporate Card Program.
  • Collaborate with various departments to optimize the organization’s standard operating processes.
  • Create and maintain standard operating procedure manuals.
  • Observe current processes, systems and controls to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Execute proper accounting methods, policies and principles.
  • Assist in the preparation of schedules for the annual financial audit.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as necessary.


  • Must have accounting knowledge and/or experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in accounting systems, preferably Sage Intacct.
  • Must be able to analyze financial and operational systems using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and quantitative methods
  • Excellent customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability with the development and use of complex Excel spreadsheets, including extensive use of pivot tables, and Word documents.
  • Ability to work with others that allows for productive and positive working environment.
  • Possess teamwork skills that contributes to the success of organization.
  • Ability to communicate effective both verbally and in writing.
  • Capable of prioritizing multiple projects and responsibilities, and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to analyze and assess issues and problem-solve accordingly.
  • Ability to articulate, represent professional demeanor and ability to take initiative.
  • Ability to manage confidential matters discretely and with good judgment.
  • Self-starter, organized, detail-oriented, dependable.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. The employee must use hands, arms and fingers to input data, handle, feel or reach. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 30lbs such as boxes, supplies, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.


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Occasional travel may be required for site visits, meetings, trainings and/or conferences. Locations may vary and may require overnight stays.

This job description is subject to change at any time.

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K12 School Operations

Experience Level

Entry Level

ASU Preparatory Academy

Our mission is to design new models for educational success and raise academic achievement for all learners. Are you ready to find a career with a company whose mission, vision, and values align with yours? Can you see yourself fitting into this mission with us? Apply today!
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