The Pew Charitable Trusts

Associate, Payment Services (Accounts Payable)

3 months ago(10/17/2017 5:36 PM)
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The Pew Charitable Trusts


The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life.


We are an independent nonprofit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.


Our work lays the foundation for effective policy solutions by informing and engaging citizens, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause and insisting on tangible results. Our projects encourage efficient, responsive governments – at the local, state, national and international levels – serving the public interests.


With offices in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Australia, Brussels  and London, and with additional staff in other regions of the United States and around the globe, Pew provides an exciting learning environment and the opportunity to work with highly talented individuals. We are a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking and fosters strong teamwork with mutual respect.


The Finance Department:

Pew's Finance department is committed to serving as an excellent steward of financial resources; providing accurate, reliable, timely, and cost effective finance and accounting related products and services; and delivering extraordinary customer service on a sustained basis.

The Finance department desires to ensure each position is fully aligned with Pew's mission, strategic priorities and results-oriented culture; and filled by a person with the competencies, skills, experience, and adaptability necessary to deliver extraordinary results. The Finance department strives to provide a great workplace for competent, highly motivated, and results-oriented people whose leadership qualities and core values align with the Pew's high-performing and mission-driven culture.

Position Overview:

The Associate, Payment Services has responsibility for administering the policies and procedures established to process and monitor contract and non-contact purchase order payments at Pew. The primary duties of the Associate are monitoring invoices submitted from domestic and international contractors, entering information into the Oracle PeopleSoft, analyzing invoices and supporting documentation and creating vouchers and related documents for review and approval by staff. The Associate reports to the Senior Manager, Disbursements.


  • Monitor and manage contract invoices submitted to Pew (domestic and international) daily.
  • Work closely with vendors and Pew staff members to facilitate payments.
  • Review vendor invoices for completeness, including coding.
  • Investigate, reconcile and problems solve past payment issues.
  • Enter vouchers related to contracts and obtain approval for release of consultant payments.
  • Monitor and manage unapproved vouchers, ensuring vouchers receive appropriate approval and payment is made to vendor.
  • Enter lobbying expense information into the PeopleSoft Lobbying interface as it pertains to expenses for vendors and employees accurately and timely.
  • Work on resolving match exception reporting.
  • Provide information to Pew staff on aspects of contracts, invoices, purchase orders, lobbying information, monthly payment procedures, and preparation of related documents.
  • Prepare memos, schedules and other information for Senior Manager, Disbursements.
  • Ensure proficiency in assigned backup responsibilities, i.e., employee expense reimbursement, third-party reimbursement, check requests, and purchase order vouchering.
  • Seek opportunities for improvement related to the accounts payable function and working within Enterprise system.
  • Assist with the revision and updating of policies and procedures. Prepare, update and distribute, as necessary, the Accounting/Payment Services policies and procedures manual.
  • Work under minimal level supervision. Seek guidance on problems as needed.
  • Contribute to and participate in tasks and special projects as assigned. Participate in Pew¬ wide projects related to the Finance unit as necessary.
  • Assist with month and yearend close and annual audit.


  • Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of one year accounts payable experience is required and/or accounting/financial work experience in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency with accounting software packages (Oracle PeopleSoft preferred) or other budget and accounting applications preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS-Excel and Office related products preferred.
  • Demonstrate strong research and analytical skills; ability to investigate an issue, ask thoughtful questions and recommend alternative resolutions as appropriate.
  • Highly responsive to requests and has a commitment to providing high quality service.
  • Maintains a customer service demeanor at all times.
  • Excellent clerical and mathematical skills as well as attention to detail are required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as reading comprehension.
  • Exhibits judgment in practical matters and critical decisions, choosing wisely after contemplating various courses of action.
  • Keen attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Able to balance multiple priorities, organize time and identify resources for projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: articulate and self-assured. Ability to develop productive relationships both internally and externally.  

Compensation and Benefits:
As this is a full-time position, we offer a competitive salary and complete benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to help you maintain a good balance.


The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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