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South Dakota State University
Accounts Payable Office, Department of Finance & Budget
South Dakota
Posted: 07/8/2021
Accounts Payable Supervisor

South Dakota State University (SDSU), Department of Finance and Budget, is offering an exciting career opportunity as an Accounts Payable Supervisor for the SDSU campus as well as the South Dakota Board of Regents (BOR) Accounts Payable Shared Service Center. This position is supervised by the Director of Shared Services.

POSITION PURPOSE: The Accounts Payable Supervisor will manage all operations of the SD BOR Accounts Payable Shared Service Center as well as the SDSU Accounts Payable Office to ensure vendor payments are processed accurately and timely. This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit-eligible, non-faculty exempt position.

SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations, and actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will provide focus and oversight of all payments made by SDSU University departments and provide guidance and ensure compliance for all SDBOR payments by enforcing all state and university policies and procedures. The successful candidate will demonstrate capability in meeting operational needs, continually looking for efficiencies, and apply development, execution, and improvement of action plans. This position will provide and support the implementation of business solutions and be able to lead and coordinate activities in a collegial and collaborative environment.


  • Ensure the overall success of the SDBOR AP Shared Service Center and the SDSU Campus Accounts Payable office.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of all Accounts Payable procedures, rules and regulations and review and update policy.
  • Communicate changes and exchange ideas with BOR campus AP administrators and enforce consistency of policy across the BOR system.
  • Manage and coordinate the AP payment processing schedule and ensure reconciliation and compliance with appropriate State Offices.
  • Oversee the 1099 and K1 transaction process for the BOR system.
  • Coordinate fiscal year end processes and deadlines.
  • Understand the University financial system thoroughly, be a resource and test all upgrades.
  • Directly lead a team of five by continuing to develop, mentor and promote cross training and continual efforts to increase efficiencies.
  • Coordinate training efforts of all SDSU departmental accounts payable staff.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: An understanding of and commitment to SDSU affirmative action goals is expected.


§ Leadership skills.

§ Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field completed by date of application.

§ At least one year of related experience.

§ Decision making, problem solving and analytical skills.

§ Excellent oral and written communication skills.

§ Valid driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.


§ Experience with automated Accounts Payable systems/processing

§ Experience with Banner software/processes

§ Organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills

§ Experience with process improvement programs

§ Previous experience with Higher Education sector

§ Supervisory, leadership, management, training, or work direction experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by July 28, 2021.

BENEFITS: South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.


SDSU offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation, and the world. Its employees embrace the university’s core values of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity, and excellence through continuous improvement.

As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of the university is carried out on its main resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, Aberdeen and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota.

SDSU Accounts Payable/BOR Accounts Payable Shared Service Center is a team of six employees, within the Financial Services unit, more specifically the BOR Shared Service unit. This unit also includes the BOR Shared Service Centers of Payroll and Shared International Employment Services as well as the SDSU Purchasing Office. The Accounts Payable team is committed to meeting the business and financial needs of the SDSU community in a pleasant, professional, and efficient manner.

SDSU was recognized as one of 54 institutions in the United States as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in 2014. The university’s total research expenditures are greater than $60 million. SDSU is the state’s first High Research Activity institution as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Jackrabbits Athletics competes as a NCAA Division I member, with membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit League and the Big XII for wrestling.

APPLICATION PROCESS: SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.” This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, resume, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.

It is the policy of the University to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14.

For questions on the position, contact Erin Staniszewski at or (605) 688-4041.

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and minorities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Administration 318, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.