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Job Description

Hours/Week: 40 hours Location: US:NY: Dewitt


This temporary summer position is responsible for ensuring accurate and timely preparation of the bank's Accounts Payable invoices for payment, providing direct support for processing of expense reports, assisting in answering emails from both internal/external customers, and producing reports as required.

Education and Training:

Student pursuing a degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or similar field


* Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
* Strong technical ability to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, accounts payable, and general ledger reporting systems
* Ability to multi-task, be organized, and handle large volume of invoices
* Excellent interpersonal skills (to deal with internal and external customers promptly and accurately)
* Proficient reading, writing, grammar and mathematics skills


* Maintain proficient knowledge of, and demonstrate ongoing compliance with all laws and regulations applicable to this position, ensure ongoing adherence to pertinent policies, procedures, and internal controls, and meet all job-specific training requirements in a timely fashion.
* Date stamp and code incoming invoices daily and verify that they are properly authorized and/ or approved.
* Verify invoices have proper sales tax and are in compliance with current tax regulations.
* Key invoices into the accounts payable system.
* Prepare invoices for Importing into the Accounts Payable system and perform import.
* Review imports, expense reports and attorney invoices processed by others to ensure accuracy of the information
* Obtain appropriate approval on invoices when necessary.
* Review and prepare monthly recurring invoices in a timely fashion which includes verifying the continuance of these payments yearly.
* Assist in preparing for internal and external audits.
* Research past due balances, credit, or problem invoices.
* Obtain tax identification numbers (TIN) from vendors.
* Review and research items listed on the month-end checklist to ensure they are properly recorded in a timely fashion.
* Mail checks after conducting a match to invoice.
* Resolve discrepancies on vendors payments processed prior to releasing the payment
* Respond to internal and external customer inquiries in an accurate and timely manner.
* Scan invoices as required such as non-qualified contributions and prepays.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand, walk, sit, user hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands or arms, and speak and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to focus.

Community Bank System, Inc. is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer who fully embraces diversity - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.