This position processes payments for all CHRISTUS Health Corporate Shared Services. The position is responsible for all payment types to include EPayments, ACH, and checks through the full payment cycle. Must have the ability to multi-task. Requires frequent interactions with both vendors and CHRISTUS Health Associates.
Process payments for CHRISTUS Health Shared Services facilities that include Christus Health Corporate Office, Christus Health Support Centers in Houston and San Antonio, TLRA, USFHP, Christus Health Employee Benefits Fund and Christus Health Insurance Fund and others.
Ensure all invoices are paid by the required due dates. Validate mathematical accuracy of the payment document and funding.
Reconcile and balance payment register amounts from legacy system to payment capture system to banks
Work closely with Treasury team to ensure forecasting, funding and daily reconciliation of cash outflows for Accounts Payable related activity.
Handle banking notification with a sense of urgency to ensure positive pay accuracy, exceptions handling and thorough balancing
Process all electronic payments timely to include reconciliation of outstanding and expired transactions daily.
Process expedited and manual checks as requested and approved.
Prepare stop payments as required and forward to Treasury. Ensure process for voiding and reissuing checks is followed.
Respond to customer and vendor questions, and requests in a timely manner. Calls should be returned within a 24-hour period. All issues should be resolved as soon as possible.
Complete special projects as needed. Ensure all projects are completed by specified deadlines.
Cross-train with other Accounts Payable Specialists on the Disbursements team, ensuring ability to fill in as needed or required.
Strong knowledge of the Accounts Payable payment process and payment types
High school diploma or equivalent (prefer some college)
Thorough knowledge accounting principles
Thorough knowledge of full cycle accounts payable required
Strong software skills ( MS Excel & Word)
Very detail oriented, timely and accurate
Excellent written and verbal skills required
Excellent interpersonal skills and a Team Player
Accounts Payable Certification preferred
Minimum five years of experience in accounts payable
Thorough understanding of debits, credits, & general ledger
Thorough experience and knowledge of the annual 1099 process
Excellent organizational skills for file maintenance -- both paper and electronic
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.