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Senior Accounts Payable Specialist

Senior Accounts Payable Specialist

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What We're Looking For

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join and help grow our top notch AP team. The ideal candidate must be able to deliver exceptional service to external vendors and business partners in a fun, energetic and entrepreneurial environment, while adhering to deadlines and performance standards.


The Accounts Payable Specialist will be instrumental in creating a customer service driven environment for both our internal and external partners. In order to accomplish this, the Accounts Payable Specialist must possess exceptional interpersonal skills and the flexibility to adapt to changing environments and priorities. The position provides direct support to our internal business partners by processing vendor invoices in a timely and efficient manner to honor the company’s payment obligations.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Prepare supplier invoices in Workday, code and route to the correct approvers
  • Conduct audits of employee expense reports
  • Perform regular review of vendor files to maintain the accuracy of remittance details.
  • Collection of vendor data and other required documents for IRS reporting and adherence to company policies
  • Preparation of 1099 forms at calendar year end
  • Interact with internal and external customers in responding to inquiries or report requests
  • Assist in regular SOX auditing requirements

Things That Should Be in Your Background

  • Experience in an electronic (cloud-based) accounts payable processing environment
  • Experience with Workday or other ERP systems
  • 3+ years’ experience of accounts payable processing experience; procure-to-pay experience is a plus
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic accounting principles; specifically prepaid/amortization schedules
  • Experience with Travel & Entertainment policies and procedures/expense report auditing
  • Experience with the setup and maintenance of the vendor master file/1099 processing
  • Bachelor’s Degree or some college preferred

Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Critical thinking skills necessary with a proactive approach to problem solving
  • The ability to multi-task and willingness to learn new skills
  • Proficiency with Google, Word and Excel
  • Team player who can prioritize tasks and gain efficiencies
  • The ability to work effectively in a challenging environment and a rapidly changing organization

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)
2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs. Our Platform, a fusion services and technology, enables schools to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students around the world. Our company culture is united by our No Back Row® philosophy; the idea that when we each lean in and do our part, we are better individually and collectively.

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement
At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same.

Why It’s Great to Work at 2U
2U offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer.

2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Generous paid leave policies including a PTO allowance for your vacation, personal, or sick days
  • Additional time off benefits include:
    • time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations
    • parental leave after 12 months of employment
    • holidays that include a winter break from Christmas through New Year and more!
  • Tuition reimbursement program

EEO statement:
2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.