Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $52,000 to $56,000
Organization's Mission: Creating Champions for Wildlife By Making Connections between people and animals to inspire action.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: Utah’s Hogle Zoo is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Position Summary: Accounts Payable Coordinator

Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Accounts Payable Coordinator is responsible for the Accounts Payable function within the accounting department. The Accounts Payable Coordinator ensures efficiency, accuracy, and timeliness of inputting payables data and processing payments to vendors. The Accounts Payable Coordinator is the primary contact for Zoo vendors and internal staff members who make purchases on behalf of the Zoo.
Primary Responsibilities: Duties and Responsibilities:

Facilitates and documents the Zoo’s financial transactions such as payments, utility bills, invoices, purchase orders, and reimbursements.
Processes invoices and payments accurately and on a timely basis.
Enters/verifies/updates information via a customer database or accounting software.
Reviews all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment.
Reconciles monthly benefits invoices with payroll records and inputs for payment.
Responds to all internal and external inquiries about payments and vendors.
Monitors daily exports to accounting systems for discrepancies.
Maintains and updates records and other data, including vendor information.
Balances associated accounts within general ledger.
Maintains Fixed Assets and other capital records in accordance with GAAP.
Provides departmental support for procurement system, including user management.
Proactively research problems and provides consistent follow-up.
Works with management, departmental heads, and other stakeholders to ensure financial information and reporting is accurate and complete.
Provides excellent internal and external customer service, communicating with co-workers, management, guests, and others in a courteous and professional manner.
Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, and instructions from supervisor.
Processes month- and year-end closing.
Supports payroll processing as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Desired Qualifications: Qualifications:

Must have 2+ years of accounts payable experience. Nonprofit or industry-specific experience preferred.
High school diploma or equivalent required, degree in a related field preferred.
Must be a thorough and detailed person with sound judgment and technical skills, analytical ability, able to focus and prioritize multiple – and sometimes competing – projects. This is a confidential position that requires high moral and ethical standards.
Must be able to think critically and demonstrate problem-solving skills.
Must be organized, efficient, decisive, intelligent, and have effective communication skills.

Physical Demands:

Ability to communicate orally with customers, vendors, management, and other co-workers is crucial.
Regular use of the telephone and e-mail for communication is essential.
Sitting for extended periods is common.
Activities require the ability to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time, occasionally move about inside the office to access files or office equipment, operate a computer and other office productivity machines, such as a calculator, handheld devices, copy machine, and computer printer, and operate and monitor various equipment.
Must be able to constantly position self to maintain equipment, including under tables and desks.
No heavy lifting is expected. Exertion of up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally may be required.
Good manual dexterity for the use of common office equipment such as computer terminals, calculators, and copiers.
Utah’s Hogle Zoo is a drug-free workplace. All employees are subject to random drug testing.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Requires a valid driver’s license.

Work Environment

Incumbent performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Tasks require a variety of physical activities that do not generally involve muscular strain, but do require activities related to walking, standing, bending, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing and seeing. Common eye, hand, and finger dexterity is required to perform essential functions.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and other supplemental insurance.

Retirement Benefits: The Zoo is a part of the Utah Retirement System and makes a 10% contribution to an employee’s retirement. This includes an additional opportunity to make contributions to a 401K plan within URS.

Vacation time accrual: (New employees accrue up to 13 days annually of vacation time.) New employees accrue 4 hours of vacation leave after the first full pay period following the first of the month following 30 days of continuous employment.

Sick time accrual: (New employees accrue up to 10 days annually of sick time.) New employees accrue 3.07 hours of sick leave after the first full pay period following the first of the month following 30 days of continuous employment.

Nine paid holidays a year when they occur after the first of the month following 30 days of continuous employment.

Employee Assistance Program for employees and their families paid for by the Zoo.

Employee long-term disability insurance paid for by the Zoo.

Various employee reimbursements and contributions to wellness activities, professional development, uniform, and certain work-clothes.

Moving expense reimbursement for qualifying new employees.

Every employee receives a free Zoo Card that allows admission to the employee and up to 5 guests. It also provides for free carousel and train rides, as well as free admittance to ZooLights and BooLights. Part-Time/Seasonal employees also receive a ZooCard.

Employees receive a 50% discount on concessions and 33.3% discount on gift shops items (some exclusions apply).

Employees receive a Tickets at Work membership, which provides discounts and offers on theme parks, shows, sporting events, and travel.

Awesome coworkers who care about animals and each other!
How to Apply: Apply on the Hogle Zoo Website at
Closing Date: 10/31/2023
Location: Salt Lake City, UT


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Contact: Debbie Elcock
Phone: 8015841785