The Noble Network of Charter Schools

Accounts Payable Associate

V. Network Support Chicago, Illinois


Founded in 1999, the Noble Network of Charter Schools has been recognized nationally for its success serving low-income students, sending more than 90% of graduates to college and becoming Chicago's highest performing non-selective high school. Currently, the Noble Network operates 17 high school campuses and 1 middle school campus throughout Chicago, serving over 12,000 students.

Job overview

Accounts Payable liaison for 7 to 9 campuses and responsible for entering, verifying compliance with policy, and ensuring timely payment to Noble vendors.  Reporting directly to the Accounts Payable Supervisor, the Accounts Payable Associate will work closely with other staff in the Finance Department.

Key responsibilities

  • Accountable for the accounts payable function for 7-9 campuses
  • Receive and verify invoices and check requests
  • Verify compliance with financial and accounting policies and procedures
  • Verify account coding, enter general ledger entries for reclassifications as requested
  • Route invoices for approvals and confirm appropriate authorization has been obtained for payment
  • Resolve invoice discrepancies
  • Process reimbursement check requests
  • Correspond with vendors and respond to inquiries
  • Process credit card transactions as follows:
    • Verify compliance with financial policies and procedures
    • Verify account coding and completeness of required documentation
    • Confirm appropriate authorization has been obtained
  • Act as liaison for assigned campuses with regard to all vendor, staff reimbursement, and credit card issues
  • Run ad hoc reports for campuses related to payables and spending to date
  • Manage weekly check printing and messenger service to campuses
  • Assist in month-end closing
  • Act as backup to other Finance staff
  • Perform other duties or ad hoc reporting as required


  • Undergraduate degree, accounting preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required
  • General understanding of accounting practices and principles
  • 1-5 years of accounts payable experience preferred

Ideal Candidate Traits

  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Independent worker

Be Noble.

The Noble Network of Charter Schools Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis