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Accounts Receivable Specialist

Curry College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 26, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Curry College:

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 22 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.

The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. They are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing their legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. They mentor and empower their students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.

Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and their rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that they do.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry College.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.


Job Description:

Reporting directly to the Director of Student Accounts, the Account Receivable Specialist, under minimal supervision, performs technical and specialized accounts receivable tasks using established principles and procedures primarily for the Continuing Education/Graduate Department. This position supports the Finance Office and Student Financial Services and is responsible for: providing exceptional customer service to students, parents, sponsors, staff, and faculty; keeping accounts receivables current by ensuring timely and accurate recording of financial activity; responsible for reviewing financial transactions, billing, communication, and collection efforts for the graduate and continuing education populations. Requires occasional evening or weekend hours for special events to accommodate interactions with students.

Essential Functions:

Student Accounts:

  • Reconcile and perform detailed analysis of student accounts and recommend adjustments as necessary with accuracy and efficiency;
  • Respond to inquiries and requests in a timely and accurate manner. Follow up and communicate frequently with students, parents, sponsors, and various college employees;
  • Initiate and execute collection protocol through written and telephone contact
  • Coordinate efforts with Graduate and Continuing Education Office, Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, etc. to ensure smooth transitions, efficient processes, and effective customer service. This includes printing and reviewing bills, as well as assisting with students clearing during registration;
  • Calculate prorated bills for students who withdraw before the end of a semester;
  • Responsible for auditing, processing, and the distribution of monthly statements to students;
  • Responsible for identifying and developing improvements to existing procedures and processes to optimize efficiency and improve collections results;
  • Assist with the negotiation of payment plans and track employee tuition discounts;
  • Responsible for placement of delinquent accounts and reassignment of accounts with 3rd party collection agencies;
  • Assist with billing and reconciliation of VA benefits;
  • Represent the Student Accounts Office within the Curry community, including, but not limited to: Registration, Orientation and serve on committees as required;
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned to support the goals of the Student Accounts Department.

Additional Functions:

  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures;
  • Ability to plan, assess, and evaluate programs;
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor of his/her designee.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 2 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified or a combination of education/work experience.
  • Knowledge of federal and college financial policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of accounts receivable and collection principles, methodology, and practices.
  • Ability to develop reports containing account analysis information with assistance from technical support.
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
  • Knowledge of software to quantify and illustrate complex financial reports, comparisons, impacts, and/or projections.
  • Apply basic principles of accounting and bookkeeping to sufficiently process and analyze transactions to the receivables system.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software, and PC applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ellucian Banner experience.


Additional Information:

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Rachel King at, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.


Application Instructions:

Please apply online at for consideration. Interested applicants must submit the following:

  • a cover letter;
  • a resume; and
  • a list of three professional references, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles.
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