Accounts Payable Officer

Brisbane, Australia
03 Mar 2018
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18 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Finance and Business Services 

UQ Finance is responsible for the enabling achievement of the University’s strategic ambitions by securing UQ’s financial future through expert advice, systems and support. In delivering on this, the Finance function will value professionalism and accountability. Our approach is to treat everyone with respect and to work collaboratively to deliver excellent service.

The key specialist service areas of Finance are:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Procurement
  • Financial Operations including Accounts Payable, Collections and Receivables, and Client Support Services
  • Professional Services teams - Advisory and Transactional Services

Finance at UQ operates within a devolved environment with Finance staff located in Professional Services teams in Faculties, Research Institutes and Central Divisions supported by Finance specialist service teams. The positions are part of the Accounts Payable processing stream within the Financial Operations team for Finance.

The role

The Accounts Payable (AP) Officer is responsible for providing support, training and compliance advice relating to Accounts Payable policy, procedures, processes and systems. This role will report to the Accounts Payable Team Leader. 

The AP Support Officer position sits within the Accounts Payable Team which forms part of Finance and Business Services (FBS). Therefore, the occupant will be expected to apply a combination of financial knowledge and customer service skills to support the FBS Division and University in achieving its goals.

The Accounts Payable team are collectively responsible for central processing of payments for vendor invoices and miscellaneous payable batches. Accounts Payable Officers are expected to meet University and team expectations by ensuring all payments are made according to approved University policy and in an efficient, accurate and timely manner.  The role maintains effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to their AP Team and ensures the achievement of high standards of service quality, timeliness and accuracy in service delivery.

The person

Applicants should possess qualifications in accounting, business, commerce or a related field, or relevant experience in transactions processing or shared services functions and/or equivalent combination of relevant training and professional experience.

You should also have the ability to apply knowledge of finance systems, policies and processes to a wide range of financial transactions to ensure accurate, timely and efficient transaction processing.


This is a full-time continuing appointment at HEW Level 5. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,598 - $72,349 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,579 - $84,648 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File PD Accounts Payable Officer_H5_Feb2018.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Pauline McLean on +61 7 3365 2226 or

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