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Accounts Receivable Clerk

Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
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Amherst College invites applications for the position of Accounts Receivable Clerk. The Accounts Receivable Clerk is a part-time, term position, job group and level AO-2. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.

The Accounts Receivable Clerk supports the work of the Finance Department. The Accounts Receivable Clerk is responsible for batching and submitting daily bank deposits; and the classification and control of college cash receipts (excluding gifts), which includes accounts receivable, student loans, general receipts, outside miscellaneous scholarships, petty cash, and tuition deposits. The clerk takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Data Entry

Enter data accurately and efficiently into the accounting system

Enter miscellaneous billing charges and/or credits on accounts (payment plans for students, dining services, facilities, telephone charges, and other items)

Enter data for student cash refund requests and


Review and verify each remittance advice

Create copies of checks as needed

Record deposit information in bank deposit log

File and retain all documentation

Process all payments received via mail or online



High School Diploma or equivalent

1 year of related work experience

Strong attention to detail

Proficient in MS Excel

Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work

Strong organizational, time management, interpersonal, data entry, and written and verbal communication skills

Commitment to working with a diverse and inclusive community

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about 1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!



Posted: 2020-12-23 Expires: 2021-01-23

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