SPECIALIST, AP (JOB ID: 1445) at MVP Health Care, Schenectady, NY

Posted: 07/31/18 | SHARE:


Responsible for weekly processing of administrative trade accounts payable check runs for all corporate entities of MVP Health Care. Gathers completed check requests and verifies for coding propriety. Responsible for printing checks weekly and preparing checks for mailing or internal distribution. Answers employee and outside vendor inquiries for vendor payment history or payment status of invoices. Enters check requests in batch mode for each entity. Works closely with the purchasing area to ensure proper invoice matching and payment. Maintains vendor files. Reviews employee expense reimbursement requests via web based tool for accuracy and ensures that appropriate documentation is attached according to established policies and procedures. Prepares manual checks upon request. Responsible for weekly reconciliation of Open Accounts Payable balances and generation of weekly AP aging reports. Responsible for voiding checks. Follows up on vendor statements. Works closely with budget area to ensure proper approval levels and coding propriety. Performs special projects and other duties as assigned. Responsible for month end AP closing cycle. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education:
Minimum AAS in Business and/or 3years directly related business experience.
Minimum Experience:
Prior Accounts Payable experience.
Required Skills:
• Strong Organization skills and strong attention to detail.
• Strong PC skills including excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access).
• Outstanding interpersonal skills.
• Excellent written and verbal skills.
Preferred Skills:
• Experience with Lawson software
Competencies and skills:
* Accuracy - Checks the accuracy of data received or generated before passing it on. Rarely makes obvious mistakes. Prepares and carefully reviews figures, computations, reports, etc.
* Adaptability - Adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Works comfortably in the midst of changing circumstances. Seeks, understands and appreciates different and opposing perspectives on an issue. Adapts approach as the requirements of a situation change. Changes or easily accepts changes in one’s own organization or job requirements.
* Attention to Detail - Pays attention to details, checks for correctness. Keeps track of details to ensure work is performed accurately and completely. Focuses well, avoids distractions.
* Communication - Provides clear, concise information to others in a variety of formats (verbal, written, electronic, etc.). Listens actively and empathetically to the views of others. Asks the appropriate questions to ensure that all relevant facts are considered before a decision is made or an action is initiated. Helps others consider new perspectives. Delivers critical information to all stakeholders/everyone involved. Seeks to clarify ambiguity. Utilizes communication technology.
* Customer Service - Provides prompt and courteous service. Takes the time to uncover the customer’s real needs and provides solutions that directly relate to customers' requests. Provides solutions that directly related to customers requests or anticipated needs. Works constantly to provide superior value to the customer, making each interaction a positive one. Shows enthusiasm when interacting with customers. Patiently and calmly tolerates rude customers; apologizes sincerely for inconveniences.
* Follows Procedures - Understands and follows prescribed company and department policies and procedures, to assure outcomes meet defined objectives, even when it is inconvenient to do so. Identifies policies and procedures which interfere with productivity and makes recommendations for process improvement.
* Teamwork - Works cooperatively with others and contributes to the group with ideas, suggestions, and effort. Raises issues and gives opinions freely; listens to understand others’ opinions; is open to considering new ways of doing things. Is willing to confront problems of the team. Partners across groups/levels and builds relationships with others both inside and outside of the organization.





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MVP Health Care is a nationally-recognized, regional not-for-profit health plan committed to having a positive impact on health and wellness of everyone we serve. With MVP, you are assured of quality health care and peace of mind—from a name you know and trust. We care for more than 700,000 members across New York, Vermont and New Hampshire, creating healthier communities and continuing our 30-year legacy of quality and integrity. Founded by doctors, MVP focuses on partnering with health care providers to optimize care for members. A health care provider network including more than 19,000 regional health care providers and facilities, and a national network of more than 500,000 providers. MVP is powered by the ideas and energy of more than 1,400 employees across our service area. We provide a wide range of health benefit plan options offered by large insurers, with the attentive service and flexibility normally associated with a smaller company. We are focused on helping MVP members live well by providing tools and useful information so that they can make better-informed decisions about their health and health care, including: a broad range of plans and financial tools such as Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA); case and disease management programs to help members manage conditions such as asthma and diabetes; self-care programs including customized action plans and interactive web tools to help members reach their personal health goals; a 24/7 Nurse Advice Line that provides expert guidance available when members need it most; and workplace wellness resources to support employers in developing a culture of health. MVP is proud to have been recognized nationally for quality and customer service: Our Medicare Advantage medical plans are rated 4.5 Stars out of 5 overall by Medicare;* MVP commercial HMO/POS and Medicare Advantage HMO/POS plans are top-ranked in the United States (NCQA); and MVP has an “Excellent” accreditation for our HMO/POS, MVP Health Plan Inc., from NCQA. With MVP, you are assured of quality health care and peace of mind—from a name you know and trust. *Medicare evaluates plans based on a a 5-Star Rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next.

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