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Subcontract Associate-Accounts Payable

Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 8751 

This position is located on-site at our facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.



We are seeking a Subcontract Associate who will focus on reviewing invoices for accuracy and completeness, reviewing records of invoices to be processed, and ensuring invoices are paid according to terms and conditions of the contract and in a timely manner. In addition, the successful candidate communicates with vendors and personnel in the field concerning status of invoices.

This position resides in the Subcontract Review Group in the Payment Services Area of the Accounting Operations Division in the Business Services Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  


Major Duties/Responsibilites: 

  • Examine invoices, ensuring mathematical accuracy and compliance with contract terms and conditions and delivery schedules.
  • Ensure vendor invoice company information accurately matches vendor master record.
  • Independently monitor and manage assigned workload.
  • Utilizes/maintains tools such as Time Stamp Table and contract/invoice checklists to ensure consistency, accuracy, and compliance with internal controls and to provide an efficient method of reviewing invoices within payment terms and delivery schedules.
  • Post invoices ready for payment.
  • Provide backup support to other Subcontract Associates as needed.
  • Respond to inquiries from vendors, technical project officers, and other financial personnel regarding payments and invoices.
  • Resolve any invoice issues with vendors as needed including direct communication with vendors.
  • Work with ORNL Contracts/Procurement staff to address any invoice/billing issues as necessary, building and maintaining a strong working relationship with members of those departments.
  • May assist in contract closeouts by preparing payment records.
  • Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements.  Maintains strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics.
  • Assist in reviewing and updating Subcontract Associate Desktop procedures on an annual basis. 
  • Assist management in implementation of new guidance, processes and procedures.
  • Conduct annual training for current Subcontract Associates and is responsible for training of newly hired Subcontract Associates.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.


Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma is required, as well as 7-10 years of experience or Associates Degree and 5-7 years relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated planning and organizing skills, ability to coordinate many projects simultaneously with changing priorities, and excellent problem analysis and resolution skills are required. 
  • Requires proficiency in applying accounts payable/procurement principles, policies, and procedures. 
  • Must possess the ability and willingness to work effectively as a member of a team, as well as independently, as required.  
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively and build relationships with department managers and customers by providing excellent customer service. 
  • Excellent attention to detail and well-developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities, allocate workloads and meet conflicting deadlines.
  • Demonstrates personal initiative and willingness to learn.
  • Effective problem analysis and resolution skills are required.
  • Ability to interface with internal staff and vendor representatives.
  • Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, databases, and word processing software, such as Excel, Access, Word, and Adobe Acrobat.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. 
  • Two years of relevant experience. 
  • Knowledge of UT-Battelle and DOE accounting systems, policies, and procedures is desired. 
  • SAP experience is preferred.




This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville