Under the general supervision of the Director of Student Accounts/Bursar the Student Account Representative is responsible for generating cash receipts for student tuition, residence hall fees, miscellaneous student fees, and all other incoming institutional funds, i.e., donations, special program income and posting to student accounts. Serves as front-line person at the Bursar’s Office and on phones to assist students/parents. Directs students/parents to the appropriate Student Affairs or other College Offices. Responsibilities include processing daily cash receipts, reconciliation of cash receipts with the Senior Account Representative, and preparation of bank deposit tickets. Performs miscellaneous duties in connection with the billing process and serves as a key individual interacting with students and parents.
Essential Functions/Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Cash Receipts Functions:
Process daily all payments received by the college for accounts receivable invoices i.e. student accounts including Special Programs.
Reconcile daily cash receipts by verifying cash and checks against data entered in on-line computer system.
Prepare daily reconciliation summary.
General Accounting Functions:
Know college general ledger account numbers, cash, receivable and miscellaneous codes to verify appropriate data entry.
Verify that all receipt transmittals are complete and accurate prior to posting. Return receipts as required.
Interprets entries to student accounts and identifies balances by accessing the on-line computer system and referencing related documents.
Customer Service Duties Related to Student Accounts:
Serves as front-line person at the Bursar’s window responding professionally and courteously to all inquiries from constituents, i.e. students, parents, lenders, faculty, administrative and support staff through personal and telephone communications.
Counsel customers regarding student related functions of other College departments, i.e. financial aid, registrar, housing, admissions, etc., in order to address or refer issues not served directly by the Bursar area.
Maintain Bursar e-mail account by reading and responding to emails, deleting junk mail or forwarding messages to appropriate departments when necessary.
General Office Support Related to Student Accounts:
Assist in placing Bursar cleared or hold on student accounts.
Assist in analyzing and issuing student refunds in accordance with federal state regulations and College confidentiality policies.
Assist in ongoing internal audit of accounts ensuring continued accuracy.
Research inquiries regarding disputed or questioned transactions regarding student accounts.
Assist in issuing and mailing student account statements.
Assist in preparation of special billings to third party payers of student accounts.
Assist in notifying students when checks are received from outside agencies that require a student signature for processing.
Assist in sending out receipt requests.
General Office Support:
Sort and distribute mail.
Perform copy work and filing.
Responsible for having students complete the #8300 form for payments in excess of $10,000 and the collection of various other forms (i.e., health insurance waivers, refund requests, etc.
Comply with all security measures regarding cash and other payments. Responsible for locking checks and petty cash in the safe at the close of business and securing cashiers windows and office doors.
Assist in the preparation for registration and check in periods.
When time allows assist with TMS payments and budget adjustments.
Continue to support the migration of Berklee Online to Colleague.
Other duties as assigned.
Strong interpersonal and follow up skills to conduct all relations with students, parents, faculty, administrative and support staff in a professional manner.
Articulate, professional, pleasant telephone manner.
Ability to function well under pressure and maintain a pleasant customer service attitude.
Ability to work quickly and accurately with minimal supervision.
Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
Strong verbal, writing and general knowledge of accounting with experience interpreting accounting entries necessary.
Demonstrated capacity to develop & maintain effective working relationships with individuals & organizations reflecting a broad range of identities, perspectives & experiences.
Experience with computerized systems and interpreting computer output.
High School Diploma required and minimum 3 years successful customer service experience as bank teller, cashier, sales person or equivalent. Previous experience in a college setting preferred.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
*** Application Instructions Specific to this Position ***
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials:
Cover letter that addresses the applicant’s capabilities and experiences.
A resume or CV.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Berklee provides a diverse and inclusive work environment
We all share a universal love for listening to, and creating music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creati...vity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.