Senior Accounts Payable Specialist

Senior Accounts Payable Specialist

A Senior Account Payable Specialist manages expenditures within the Legislature. He/she responds to division inquiries, provides administrative and accounting support, and coordinates designated projects designed to strengthen the finance and accounting functions of the Legislature.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Audits all transactions entered into the accounting software for the district of St. Thomas/St. John & St. Croix to include travel vouchers, quarterly per diem reports, travel reports, purchase orders, receipts/invoices, reconcile travel requests, tickets issued and payments for inter-Island travel
  • Coordinates and maintain records of all fiscal documents with appropriate supporting materials
  • Maintains vendor files and new vendor set up in the Legislature’s accounting system
  • Inputs accounting data into the accounting system with speed and accuracy to include receipts and disbursements, ensuring accuracy and keeping the Director/Asst. Director apprised of any issues
  • Reconciles bank accounts and statements and supports banking activities and fund transfers
  • Provide other fiscal management responsibilities
  • Serves as a backup to the payroll team to submit for review/approval
  • Provides overall logistic and administrative support to the Business and Financial Management division
  • Other duties as assigned
Physical Demands

Strength, dexterity, coordination, visual acuity, and vision to use a computer for long periods of time while sitting, stand intermittently, recognize people, words, and numbers, handle files and single pieces of paper; and occasionally lift 5-10 lbs. such as equipment, files, and other reference materials. Moving from place to place, sometimes reaching for items above and below desk level.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Highly organized with strict attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Highly communicative problem solver
  • Quick and adaptable learner
  • Ability to be flexible and operate effectively in fast-paced environments
  • Ability to streamline systems and processes to improve productivity
  • Excellent verbal-written communications and technical skills
  • Must have critical thinking ability and project management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to adhere to tight deadlines
  • Must be impartial, transparent, trustworthy, and accountable

Eight years of experience in accounts payable, preferably in a public agency


Associates or Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting, Finance and/or Business Administration or equivalent

Master of Arts degree preferred


How to Apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter and two references to: Legislature of the Virgin Islands-Human Resources Division, on or before Friday, August 21, 2021 via email at

Please include the “Senior Accounts Payable Specialist”  in the subject line of your email.

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: St. Thomas
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