Specialist, Purchasing Accounts and Contracts, Controller Department (50020488)

Reports to: Accounts Payable Director

Purpose: To ensure that all financial transactions related to supply chain management are carried out in compliance with Egyptian Laws, relevant contracts and AUC prevailing internally imposed policies and procedures.

Principal Accountabilities: 

  • Control the full cycle of Supply Chain Management Accounts Payable from purchase orders, invoices, and good receipts
  • Review, verify invoices and payment requests
  • Sort, code and match invoices
  • Set invoices up for payment
  • Enter and upload invoices into system (SAP)
  • Prepare analysis of accounts
  • Monitor purchase transactions to ensure payments are up to date
  • Research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues
  • Participate in maintaining and updating the vendors’ master file
  • Correspond with vendors and respond to their inquiries
  • Participate in the bidding process as a committee member
  • Settle the advances payments
  • Communicate policies and procedures issues to relevant parties
  • Assist with year-end-closing
  • Provide supporting documentation for audits whether internal or external
  • Perform any other related tasks as assigned

Minimum Education Requirement: 

  • Bachelor degree in accounting 


  • Minimum three to five years of experience preferably with educational or non-profit organizations


  • Fluency in verbal and written English language
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Good knowledge of SAP software is preferable
  • Effective communication skills
  • Proactive and ready to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving
  • Strong interpersonal skills


Position is open until October 11, 2018


Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the short list will be contacted. If interested, please send an updated and detailed resume to hr2@aucegypt.edu, stating “50020488 Specialist, Purchasing Accounts & Contracts” in the subject line. 


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