ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Manage Student Finance activities and ensure proper collection and accounting.
- Ensure students are properly assessed for University tuition and fees.
- Apply payments from a variety of sources, including internal and external scholarships, loans, and payment plans.
- Coordinate reporting and audit activities with a variety of regulatory agencies, including the Department of Education, Veterans Affairs, and others.
- Coordinate Private funds reporting and regulation with the Department of Advancement.
- Develop policies and procedure to ensure proper handling of federal returns and refunds.
- Ensure student tuition credits are accurate and distributed timely and within federal requirements.
- Serve as point person for Student Finance aspects of annual audits.
- Be provide expertise and advice on selection, development, and implementation of new ERP or other student service-related tools and programs.
- Develop and implement financial policies and practices surrounding future student life initiatives, including residency, dining, bookstore, and event activities.
- Counsel and educate students regarding financial activities and obligations.
- Manage internal student lending programs.
- Manage, create and Distribute 1098T student tax documents and file returns.
- Record all treasury activities of the University: Banking transactions, investment transfers, Cash receipts; Research and resolve exceptions.
- Initiate and control wire transactions.
- Maintain banking relationships
- Process cash deposits.
- Record accounts receivable activities in accordance with Federal and other agency requirements. Ensure proper revenue recognition.
- Prepare journal entries as required.
- Prepare schedules and analyses for internal and external auditors.
- Compile data for and prepare regularly scheduled or ad hoc reports, analyses, and statements.
- Work with University departments to maintain the general ledger.
- Maintain accounts receivable.
- Receive payments.
- Participate in student orientation and information sessions.
- Counsel students as necessary to achieve payment goals.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- B.S. degree in accounting, business administration or other related area. A combination of relevant education and experience may substitute for the degree requirement.
- At least five years of experience in finance or accounting.
- Experience in a University or non-profit setting preferred.
- Experience with federal disbursement guideline preferred.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures.
- Ability to prepare clear, concise, and appropriate oral and written reports.
- Strong computer skills including MS Excel, Access, and Word
- Familiarity with Great Plains accounting software.
- Familiarity with Power Campus or similar student financial software.
The ability to perform complex work with attention and care, including high level review, analysis, and interpretation, complex research, and preparation/presentation of complex oral and written reports is paramount to the success of this position.
Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.