Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

Accounts Payable Clerk



Application Restrictions

Open to both Internal and external

Job Type

Support Staff (CUPE)

Posting In effect from


Closing Application Date


Closing date for internal CUPE applicants


Applications will be reviewed commencing the “closing date for internal CUPE applicants” and may continue until the position is filled.

Internal CUPE applicants must submit their application by 4pm on the “closing date for internal CUPE applicants” for their Seniority to be recognized. Applications received after the "closing date for internal CUPE applicants" will be considered alongside external applicants.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Support Type


Anticipated Start Date


Position End Date (If Applicable)

The Hours of work are subject to change depending upon departmental requirements


The hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 7 hours a day, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Schedule Description


Responsible for checking, verifying and processing invoices and generating payments for all authorized goods and services provided to TRU; checks and verifies travel expense claims and cheque requisitions; performs electronic data entry, produces reports, initiates cheque runs, maintains records and files, sorts and distributes cheques and reports.


  • Responsible for disbursement and compliance according to TRU's payment policies and procedures with appropriate supporting documentation. Verifies the accuracy of and processes invoices by checking items such as quantities, prices, taxes, extensions, freight charges and totals for entering and approval.
  • Checks and verifies travel expense claims and investigates reasons for discrepancies.
  • Responsible for responding to related internal/external queries with courtesy and tact.
  • Responsible for generating accounts payable cheques and other payment methods by running, and sorting cheques and other payment methods; produces related reports.
  • Review and analyze various accounts payable reports, such as voucher registers, and outstanding travel advances.
  • Maintains accounts payable files and other records such as employee travel expenses and cheque log books.
  • REPORTS TO Manager, Accounting - Disbursements



  • Grade 12, plus completion of two year business diploma; including introduction to accounting and Microsoft Office

  • Two years' experience in accounting related function

  • Works effectively and co-operatively with all students, staff, faculty and vendors
  • Required to deal with staff and clients with courtesy, tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Required to perform electronic data entry at 45 wpm
  • Required to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Sitting at a desk and computer for long periods of time
  • General office conditions
  • The salary for the above position is determined by the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4879, as it presently exists.

    Pay Band

    CUPE Grade 07 $31.51

    Salary rate

    This Position is not subject to a 90% start rate for new Employees.


    Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)

    # of Hires Needed


    Organizational Unit

    Thompson Rivers University -> Finance -> Accounts Payable

    Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:

    Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview.

    Job details


    Accounts Payable Clerk


    Thompson Rivers University




    September 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    September 21, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Education

    About the employer

    Thompson Rivers University (TRU) was established in 1970 as a public academic and Research University. Located in Kamloops, BC, Canada is the main campus of the university. Many global leaders and people in business have graduated from TRU. It has distance and online education programs with TRU Open Learning division.

    The inaugural convocation of TRU was held on March 31, 2005. The first official visit at the university was made by Prime Minister Paul Martin. On-campus, 15,500 students are studying a variety of programs.

    Programs are from these schools and faculties; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Adventure, School of Business and Economics, School of Nursing, Faculty of Education and Social Work, Culinary Arts and Tourism, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Student Development, and School of Trades and Technology.

    The university is in the vicinity of the commercial districts and residential areas. And next door to Tournament Capital Center that is Kamloops' biggest recreational centre. Also, the University offers various outdoor adventures and cultural activities around its campus.

    With TRU's World division, they have many international partners. With 26,000 studying students on the campus or through distance and online learning, the university provide 140 on-campus programs and 60 open learning programs. It has 2000+ employees including academic faculty, staff and administration.

    TRU provides its students with academic research, extracurricular activities for community services. Most students from are from China, India and Saudi Arabia with other 70 countries.

    33,000+ Canadian Alumni and 15,000+ International Alumni have graduated from TRU's undergraduate, graduate and vocational training programs. The TRU Alum stay connected with AlumNights that happen in Vancouver and Victoria. The notable alumni of TRU are Canadian actor Lorne Cardinal, Canadian novelist and former professor at the University of British Columbia, Steven Galloway; and Kamar Burke, Canadian retired professional basketball player.

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