Employment Opportunities

Staff Accountant/ Accounts Payable
Business Office
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


The Staff Accountant reports to the Accounts Payable Supervisor. Responsible for processing all vendor invoices in accordance with University policies. Research and resolve all vendor inquiries. Analyzes data and reviews financial records while using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Duties and Responsibilities

    • Review all invoices in accordance to University policy and procedures for appropriate supporting documentation, proper G/L coding and departmental approval prior to processing and payment

    • Respond to vendor inquiries, reconcile vendor statements, research and resolve discrepancies on a timely basis

    • Assist with month end and year end closing

    • Prepare journal entries when needed

    • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately in accordance with University policy and accepted accounting practices

    • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Accountant, Assistant Comptroller, and Assistant Vice President for Business Affairs and Comptroller


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field from four-year college or university with a minimum of 2-3 years of experience. Must be able to work well with others in a fast-paced environment. Computer literate with knowledge in Microsoft Excel and Word. Good communication skills are necessary.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either via email atHROffice@hamptonu.eduor fax to (757) 727-5969:

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

**No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

**As a condition of employment, Hampton University requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to include the COVID-19 booster, unless you submit and are approved for a medically contraindicated exemption or religious exemption.

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