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Student Financial Specialist

Metropolitan Community College
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

Position Information

Career Opportunity Number 22-100 Position Title: Student Financial Specialist Location Administrative Center Position Type: Full-Time Class Category Classified Staff Job Open Date 08/15/2022 Job Close Date 08/29/2022 Open Until Filled No Initial Screen Date: 09/01/2022 Minimal Qualifications:
* Associate’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related areas.

* One (1) year experience in accounting/finance support or related area.

* Minimum Qualification can be substituted with an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Preferred qualifications:
Preference will be given to individuals who possess :

* Two (2) years’ experience in past due account collections

* Experience in Peoplesoft/Metrosoft

* Knowledgeable in reading student account’s in Metrosoft or a higher education software application

* Phone and/or in-person customer service skills

* Evidence of basic bookkeeping/cash handling skills

* Basic understanding of financial aid processes and federal rules & regulations

* Experience in Microsoft Office suite

* Demonstrated ability to prioritize and multi-task Work Hours
Normal department hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. However, may be required to work other shifts to include evenings and/or weekends, especially during peak periods. Schedule subject to change based upon department needs. Compensation The annual salary is $37,303 . A competitive benefit package is included. Special Instructions to Applicants

* Cover letter and resume are required and must be attached to the online application in order to receive any consideration.

* Interviews will be conducted by a hiring committee.

* We offer all full-time employees medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans, as well as retirement, 403b, employee assistance, and flexible spending and health savings account. We have a generous time-off policy including vacation, sick/personal days, holidays, and paid spring and winter break.

We can’t wait to show you why Metropolitan Community College is a great place to work!

Class Summary
This is the first level in the Student Financial series. Incumbents provide support in student account collections and financial aid fund related activities to ensure data accuracy, timely payments and collections, and effective accounting controls. Major duties and responsibilities include: notifying and collecting overdue accounts receivable; identifying, researching, and resolving account discrepancies; performing centralized function of calculation, communication, and return of federal financial aid funds; adjusting awards according to federal regulations; reviewing financial aid refunds and regular refunds; maintaining records, files, and accounting system; preparing accounting reports/statements; and providing assistance in audit or other accounting activities.

* EOE /M/F/Vet/Disabled Typical Essential Duties
Reviews student accounts to detect errors, ensure information accuracy, and identify debt; work may involve utilizing applicable software, and coordinating with instructors and the Centralized Financial Aid division to verify student attendance and other information, and to resolve account discrepancies.
Notifies students or other individuals and collects overdue accounts receivable; work may involve making/receiving phone calls, informing students regarding balances that are due or guiding students regarding appropriate procedures, establishing payment options for accounts, and documenting collection activities.
Manages pre-collection accounts identified by Student Financial Aid Managers, MCC business Office Managers, and/or online payment plan issues.
Tracks delinquent accounts; prepares, prints, and mails delinquency letters and plan coupons; processes and posts returned checks; and posts student account payments and deposits.
Performs Centralized Financial Aid division duties to include calculating, communicating, and returning Federal financial aid funds; work may involve reviewing financial aid refunds and regular refunds, and adjusting awards according to Federal regulations.
Prepares accounting reports/statements, and maintains records, files, and accounting systems.
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
This job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department. Knowledge
• Computers and related software applications;
• Basic accounting principles and practices;
• Data entry techniques;
• Mathematical concepts;
• Customer service principles;
• Automated accounting software packages;
• Accounts receivable and general ledger reporting techniques;
• Grant application procedures;
• Recordkeeping principles;
• Applicable Federal, State, and/or local laws, rules, and regulations.

• Using a computer and applicable software applications;
• Providing customer service;
• Applying applicable Federal, State, and/or local laws, rules, and regulations;
• Performing mathematical calculations;
• Balancing accounts;
• Reconciling financial records and information;
• Operating standard office equipment;
• Tabulating, recording, and balancing transactions;
• Researching and resolving account discrepancies;
• 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
No staffing table positions. Physical Requirements
Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Walking and standing are required only occasionally. Licensing Requirements
None. Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is the highest level of education 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
  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
    • 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
Optional Documents
  1. Certification
  2. License
  3. Letter of Recommendation 01
  4. Letter of Recommendation 02
  5. Letter of Recommendation 03
  6. Letter of Recommendation 04

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