Over the remainder of the fiscal year, we will be transitioning to a new model for accounts payable at the U. The goal is to streamline operations by allowing two teams to focus on very specific processes and responsibilities.
In general, here’s what to expect:
Payables Processing – this team will be led by Manager John Downing. The team’s primary responsibilities will be data integrity for the PeopleSoft AP module, vendor maintenance, and data entry of approved documents.
Accounts Payable – this team will be led by a new Manager. The position will be posted this week. The team’s primary responsibilities will be the review, routing, and approval of documents, working with departments to resolve issues, training, and post-audit analysis of data.
All current employees of Accounts Payable have been assigned to one of the new teams. Once the new position is filled, we will begin planning the transition in greater detail and hope to have everything in place and operational by July 1. As additional changes are planned, we will communicate them through various FS websites and through FSNews. In the meantime, we are continuing with “business as usual” and no change on your part is required – yet.