Student Financial Manager

Location
Missouri, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jul 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Information

Career Opportunity Number 21-049 Position Title: Student Financial Manager Location Administrative Center Position Type: Full-Time Class Category Classified Staff Job Open Date 07/08/2021 Job Close Date 07/25/2021 Open Until Filled No Initial Screen Date: 07/28/2021 Minimal Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance Management.
• 5 years of experience in accounting/finance/collections or related area.
• Minimum Education Qualification can be substituted with an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Preferred qualifications:
• Master’s degree with related experience preferred.
• Experience with working with student customer accounts and/or student financials
• Experience working in collections or with past due accounts
• Experience with reconciliation/monthly account management
• Higher Education Experience
• Experience using Excel
• Experience working with diverse teams across a multi-unit/campus environment Work Hours
Normal working hours are Monday through Friday, but can extend to evenings or weekends, depending on the needs of the business. Compensation Hiring salary is $65,670 to $75,670 annual. A competitive benefit package is included. Special Instructions to Applicants Class Summary

Incumbents are responsible for the management of delinquent account/student finance functions such general accounting services, collections, third-party billing, and compliance with regulations and requirements to ensure the integrity and effectiveness of accounting and student records, reports, and procedures.

Typical Essential Duties

• Responsible for managing all aspects of delinquent account and student finance operations.
• Supervises staff in assigned delinquent accounts/student finance functions; work includes prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; coordinating staff training; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and implementing hiring, discipline, and termination procedures.
• Establishes the direct operations and controls for delinquent account services and student finance functions including, planning, implementing and directing projects, processes, procedures and activities.
• Manages the operations of assigned delinquent accounts/student finance functions such as reconciliation of student accounts, clearing, bank and other accounts, tax reports, general accounting services, account collections, tax reports and payments; ensures compliance with policies, procedures, and/or grant requirements.
• Develops strategies, processes and procedures, for all functions of delinquent accounts/student finance while maintaining accurate regulatory compliance and ensuring institutional integrity.
• Collaborates with the finance, accounting, budget, grant and campus business departments, students, staff, employees, and other internal and external staff, departments, and external collection agencies and third-party partners to identify needs; plan and implement new initiatives and solutions; communicate specific, technical, and general information; resolve issues; and facilitate departmental operations.
• Responsible for providing key support to every aspect of student finance-related matters including maintaining and monitoring grant expenditures, performing grant and fund accounting, managing daily cash flow for all campus locations, preparation of reports and frequent communication with all stakeholders.
• Administers and prioritizes multiple critical tasks while under numerous continuous deadlines. Critical tasks that would have major negative impacts to the college if not performed properly can include but are not limited to student financial processing, reporting of financial data to internal/external agencies, payment processing for collection and tax agencies, testing and follow up of PeopleSoft updates, district policy changes that require student financial design changes, banking/automated clearing house issues, analyzing and providing detailed and accurate data, testing and processing of student financial items.
• Prepares, reviews, analyzes, and/or maintains financial reports, forms and records for internal and external audiences; work may involve operating and updating online databases and software systems, researching and analyzing information, and ensuring compliance with applicable policies and procedures.
• Establishes, directs and maintains delinquent account and student finance processes and procedures that reflect generally accepted principles and standards, communicating revisions or additions to procedures to end users as they occur and assuring that personnel are properly trained to perform procedures.
• Researches the source and cause of discrepancies in, and maintains the integrity of, accounting systems and student accounts; work may involve identifying areas of improvement, updating processes, researching and analyzing information, making and implementing recommendations.
• Coordinates with internal and/or external personnel, departments, and/or agencies to communicate information, conduct trainings, provide information and assistance, and facilitate departmental operations.
• Evaluates and identifies process improvement initiatives and defines standards for new processes.
• Administers the PeopleSoft Student Finance system set up, testing and controls.
• Works with external auditors to assure timely completion of required audits, providing required assistance; works with appropriate departments coordinating information needed for external auditors.

Knowledge

• Knowledge of managerial principles;
• Knowledge of accounting and financial management principles, practices, and procedures;
• Knowledge of budgeting principles;
• Knowledge of accounting and financial analysis techniques;
• Knowledge of accounting and financial system management principles;
• Knowledge of internal financial control practices;
• Knowledge of financial auditing principles, methods, and practices;
• Knowledge of statistical and mathematical concepts;
• Knowledge of report preparation techniques;
• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles;
• Knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws, rules, and regulations;
• Knowledge of computers and related software applications;

Skills

• Skilled in supervising employees;
• Skilled in applying accounting principles and practices;
• Skilled in preparing and monitoring budgets;
• Skilled in recording, verifying, reconciling, and reporting accounting transactions;
• Skilled in identifying, investigating and resolving accounting discrepancies;
• Skilled in preparing financial statements and reports;
• Skilled in reading, comprehending, and analyzing financial statements;
• Skilled in maintaining financial systems and processes;
• Skilled in developing and implementing internal controls;
• Skilled in applying Federal, State, and local laws, rules and regulations;
• Skilled in operating a computer and related software applications;
• Skilled in utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and others sufficient to exchange or convey information.

Positions Supervised Physical Requirements

Positions in this class typically require: feeling, grasping, hearing, fingering, reaching, repetitive motion, standing, talking, visual acuity, and walking. The work is sedentary work which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly.

EEO Statement:

Metropolitan Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, birth, ancestry, national origin, or disability. EOE /M/F/Vets/Disabled

Accommodations:

MCC is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, MCC will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations in all aspects of employment, including the application process. To request an accommodation and/or a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Licensing Requirements Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education, in a related field, you have as conferred through an official transcript?
    • Have not completed High School/GED
    • High School/GED
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Doctorate degree
    • No Answer
  2. * How much experience in accounting/finance support or related area do you have, as supported by the employment history listed on your application?
    • none
    • less than one year
    • between 1 and 2 years
    • between 2 and 3 years
    • between 3 and 4 years
    • between 4 and 5 years
    • five or more years
  3. How did you learn about this position?
    • Academic Keys
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Dos Mundos
    • Employee referral
    • Facebook
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Jobs.mo.gov
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Kansas City Call
    • Kansas City Globe
    • Kansas City Hispanic News
    • LinkedIn
    • MCC Website
    • Monster
    • Other Source
    • Twitter
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript 01
  4. References
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript 02
  2. Transcript 03
  3. Other Document 01
  4. Other Document 02


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