Kforce Principal Associate, Payment Services in Washington, District Of Columbia

Kforce has a client seeking a Principal Associate, Payment Services in Washington, DC.Overview: The Principal Associate (contractor) is responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely processing of the organization's accounts payable transactions including vendor invoices, employee expenses, third party travel reimbursements and international and other payment obligations through the scheduling and delegation of assignments; planning, organizing and controlling process flow; and the hands-on processing and review of transactions. Responsibilities:

  • Manage regular communication with staff and vendors; serve as primary point of contact for staff and management for questions and issues; ensure Senior Manager, Disbursements is aware of issues as they arise; seek guidance from Senior Manager, when necessary

  • Process payments (Check/Wire/ACH)

  • Payment processing responsibilities include monitoring inventory of check stock to ensure a sufficient supply is on hand, obtaining additional check signatures when required, properly securing checks, ensuring check facsimiles are in accordance with company policy, and ascertaining that all signed and reviewed checks are routed to the mail room for handling by 4 p.m. as often as necessary

  • Generate and post vendor credit memo(s) and review vendor statements for open credits and aging invoices as they are received

  • Review the data entries by Coordinators and Associates for accuracy and completeness

  • Data entries include transactions for vouchers, expense reimbursement forms, third party expenses and program payments for accuracy and compliance to procedures

  • Perform monthly reconciliations on all foreign wire payments

  • Formulate recommendations to management for process improvements, evaluate and review Payment Services forms, ensure appropriate contract vouchering procedures, and work with PeopleSoft enterprise system to develop ad-hoc reporting requirements for special projects

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Minimum of six years of experience in a fast-paced environment

  • Proficiency with accounting software packages (Oracle PeopleSoft preferred) and Excel or other budget and accounting applications

  • Ability to link accounting systems to Excel, generate reports and perform complex functions in software is also preferred

  • Strong customer-service orientation and high level of enthusiasm

  • Ability to build and maintain strong professional relationships

  • Confident and able to quickly establish credibility

  • Ability to develop strong relationships across the institution and to navigate complex organizational dynamics

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to organize time, adhere to deadlines, set priorities and solve problems are required

  • Experience interacting with all levels of management

  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize, work under pressure, juggle multiple tasks, organize time effectively, conduct research and identify resources for projects

  • Self-disciplined to meet deadlines and has a strong work ethic

  • Comfortable developing and moving projects forward with minimal supervision; ability to recommend and implement a systematic course of action to ensure project completion; provide a task-oriented style with focus on achievement and process

  • Ability to multitask with strong analytical and mathematical skills

  • High attention to detail

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Ability to engage in clear and ongoing communications with staff and vendors, translate technical issues into easily understood terms, and manage expectations

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:HoursMinimum Compensation:0.00Maximum Compensation:0.00