Director of Accounts Receivable

Arkansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Number NC00136P Quick Link for Position Working Title Director of Accounts Receivable Position Number 21-21-0037 Department Finance, Payroll, and Accounting About the University

For more than 6,000 students each semester, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith offers a dynamic and diverse learning community with a student-centered approach focused on the success of the individual. Small class sizes combine with innovative, hands-on learning and research experiences alongside expert faculty to ensure students receive a future-focused education at the most affordable tuition rate in the state. The university has undergone significant changes since its founding in 1928 and now offers 51 bachelor’s and associate degrees, two master’s degrees, and 36 certificate programs, all aimed at preparing students for success in the global workforce. UAFS is one of 21 academic institutions and affiliates governed by the University of Arkansas System.

The second-largest city in the state, Fort Smith is located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley. Established in 1817 as a frontier military post, Fort Smith is now a vibrant and growing city featuring a variety of cultural activities and entertainment options, including a thriving downtown arts and entertainment district. Outdoors enthusiasts will appreciate the Natural State’s plentiful trails, mountains, forests, parks, and waterways, both within city limits and throughout the surrounding area. The city is also within easy driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, and Memphis.

The UAFS campus is comprised of 77 buildings and facilities located on 170 beautifully manicured acres and crowned with the Donald W. Reynolds Campus Plaza, Tower, and Campus Green. Students who choose to live on campus may do so in one of two residence hall complexes, complete with a full-service dining center, or the on-campus apartment complex for married students and upperclassmen. Campus involvement is encouraged by participation in more than 100 registered student organizations, which includes academic societies, a dynamic Greek life system, intramural sports, and cultural/special interest groups. The UAFS Lions compete in NCAA Division II Lonestar Conference in men’s baseball, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball, golf, cross country, and tennis.

About the College / Department Position Summary

The Accounts Receivable Manager provides oversight of key accounts receivable functions including the supervision and management of the accounts receivable services of the university, prepares and provides information required to complete the end of year financial statements in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles ( GAAP ) and governmental accounting standards as issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board ( GASB ), performs varied finance and accounting responsibilities, and designs and prepares ad hoc reports. The position works under general direction and is governed by GAAP, GASB, federal, state and local laws and regulations, as well as University of Arkansas System and UAFS policies. The position reports to the Assistant Controller.

Summary of Job Duties

• Manages accounts receivable service operations.
• Supervises personnel within their area of responsibility including hiring actions.
• Serves as technical software expert regarding accounts receivable subsystems including troubleshooting,
testing, and providing system training for users.
• Oversees university accounts receivable functions including all required reporting.
• Provides oversight and review of all university accounts receivable systems including internal audit checks and verifications.
• Oversees all departmental cashiers and makes recommendations upon request.
• Establishes guidelines, sets standards, designs and recommends procedures for accounts receivable services operations.
• Advises departments regarding accounts receivable matters.
• Coordinates year-end closing functions within the accounts receivable area.
• Prepares, analyzes, reviews, and approves reports and financial statements.
• Designs and prepares new or ad hoc reports.
• Maintains strong working relationship with faculty and staff.
• Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providing leadership to subordinates. Requires consistent on-time attendance.
• Other duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
• Six years of related experience.
• Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for part of these basic requirements upon approval.

Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.

License(s)/Certifications Preferred Qualifications

• Experience and working knowledge of Banner and/or Workday.
• Preference will be given to candidates with accounting experience in higher education, particularly student accounts.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To perform the job successfully, the following competencies are required for the essential functions of this position:
• The qualified candidate must be technically proficient in accounting, understand finance concepts, and have a strong working knowledge and expertise in financial accounting standards and reporting requirements to be able to prepare financial statements in compliance with GAAP and governmental accounting standards. 
• The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written skills and the ability to communicate complex accounting matters to non-financial community members as well as collaborate with superiors, subordinates, peers and constituents resulting in trust and free-flowing communication to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• The desired candidate will be a problem solver who is solution oriented with a forward-thinking perspective that embraces process improvement and demonstrates this openness and responsiveness to new ideas and change and can influence others likewise.
• The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with strong analytic, critical thinking, and research skills who establishes and adjust priorities that distinguish the time sensitivity of a project and make necessary adjustments in order to meet deadlines in a busy environment with an extreme attention to detail and accuracy, and to provide strong leadership and management skills to ensure the accuracy of University financial information and finances.
• The candidate must be able to read and interpret laws, rules and regulations of moderate complexity and implement them appropriately.

Special Job Dimensions

Work performed primarily in an office setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee regularly talks and hears. Employee occasionally lifts items up to 50 pounds. Routine work schedule Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm with occasional travel required. Extended hours are frequently required, particularly associated with fiscal year-end and student registration.

Work Schedule

Routine work schedule Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm with occasional travel required. Extended hours are frequently required, particularly associated with fiscal year-end and student registration.

Salary Commensurate with education and experience. Benefits

Competitive benefits package.

Background Check / Pre-Employment Screening

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non- discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Does this position require a background check? Criminal Background Check, Financial History Background Check, and Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) Check
Open Date 01/22/2021 Close Date 02/05/2021 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants Anticipated start date EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, dedicated to attracting and supporting diverse student, faculty, and staff populations. The University welcomes applications without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

UA Fort Smith provides equal employment, admission, and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, or gender identify. The University abides by all applicable employment laws.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, the University is committed to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees with regard to recruitment, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, training, fringe benefits and all other aspects of employment.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter with Salary Requirements
  3. Unofficial College Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Related Certifications
  2. Unofficial College Transcripts - Additional 1
  3. Proof of Veteran Status
  4. Additional Document
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree in accounting?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience working in accounting or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If yes, please describe, including your total number of years of experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have management experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. If yes, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have experience working in higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. If yes, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Do you have experience with Banner, Workday, or other enterprise resource planning software?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. If yes, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Do you have experience working with student accounts?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. If yes, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * Do you understand that failure to complete the Employment History section of the application will result in automatic elimination?
    • Yes
    • No
  13. * Did you complete the Employment History section of the application?
    • Yes
    • No
  14. * Do you understand that failure to upload your unofficial transcript(s) may result in an incomplete application packet?
    • Yes
    • No
  15. * Did you upload your unofficial transcript(s)?
    • Yes
    • No
  16. * Have you ever been fired or asked to resign from a job?
    • Yes
    • No
  17. If yes, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  18. * How did you learn of this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

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