JOB POSTING: Senior Accounts Payable

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Controller’s Office

Job Title:

Senior Accounts Payable

Date Requested:

July 25, 2022

Date Needed:



$54,000.00 annually - full-time

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting and/or experience in Accounts Payable preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Must have organizational skills
  • Must be bondable
  • Comprehend applicable City Ordinances, State Statutes, Federal Guidelines, and State Board of Account Procedures
  • Ability to communicate proficiently, both orally and in writing
  • Make judgments and decisions through use of various rules, regulations, laws, and professional knowledge to coordinate an effective purchasing program
  • Understand municipal accounting and bookkeeping procedures
  • Must be able and willing to adapt to changes in procedures, guidelines, technology, etc.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Review and process all claims for various departments
  • Compile various expenditure reports as requested by City Controller
  • Formulate and enforce purchasing policies and procedures
  • Advise department heads on proper purchasing methodology
  • Mitigate departmental spending
  • Participate in assembly of specifications as required by departments
  • Attend continuing education programs when available
  • Maintain a library of catalogs and literature, cross referenced by product or service and vendor
  • Performs related duties as required

Administer the needs of the Purchasing Department and its personnel. Affect the efficient operation of all purchasing functions as related to other departments and agencies. Insure that all purchases will reflect commitment of highest purchasing standards.

Personal Work Relationships:
Daily contact with other department heads and/or their representatives. Communication with state and federal agencies when necessary. Frequent communication with Controller and Deputy Controllers.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
All work is performed in an office with some travel necessary. Very little physical activity is required.

Hiring will be done in accordance with Hammond City Ordinance #8620 as it pertains to the residency requirement.
Position will be posted internally only from July 25, 2022 thru July 29, 2022. If the position is not filled internally, it will be held open for external applications an additional ten (10) days. The position will remain posted until filled or no more than ten days.