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South Dakota State University
Accounts Payable Office
South Dakota
Posted: 05/26/2022
Accounts Payable Supervisor

LOCATION: Brookings, South Dakota

APPOINTMENT: 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 Board Of Regents (BOR) system. This position is supervised by the Director of Shared Services. This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit-eligible, non-faculty exempt position.

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.

South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant mission of access.

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. The successful candidate will possess leadership skills, 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 function.
  • 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 ERP system thoroughly, be a resource and test all ERP 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.


  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Management, or related area by date of application.
  • Minimum of 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 June 16, 2022.

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.


South Dakota State University 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 of thought, 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: South Dakota State University accepts applications through an online 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 South Dakota State University Human Resources at 605-688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. 

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

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. It is university policy 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 Ashley Plueger at or (605) 688-6381. 

South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant access mission. SDSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to, and SDSU prohibits discrimination on, the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status that may become protected under law against discrimination in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007, 605-688-4128.