Salary for Announcement
The minimum of the pay range for this position is $49,900. We
anticipate the qualified candidate to be placed between $49,900 -
$62,400 . The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will
be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to,
internal equity, experience, education, specialty and
The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and
reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the
time of posting.
This position reports directly to the Executive Director of
Financial Aid & Scholarships and is responsible for the
preparation, processing, reconciliation, reporting, and maintenance
of financial and accounting documentation and records for federal,
state, and institutional financial aid programs – over $135 million
50% – Works closely with the Director of Operations to manage the
fiscal operations of the financial aid programs. This includes but
is not limited to budgeting, monitoring, reconciling, and reporting
federal, state, and institutional financial aid funds, including
work-study. Prepare and submit financial aid state, federal and
institutional reports including SURDS and FISAP. Federal
responsibilities include oversight and coordination of federal
funds draw downs. Reconcile Banner FA systems with the Federal COD
systems, including Workday. Assist in the Direct Loan Program
reconciliation process. Involves working with Accounting and
Business Services, Scholarship Area, Internal Audit, Federal
Department of Education and Colorado Department of Higher
Education. Provides leadership in working with management team to
prepare draft responses to yearly audit findings. Is department
account expert on drawdown of federal and state funds.
20% – Conduct internal fiscal audits and provide recommendations to
the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships management team on
the detected fiscal issues of federal, state, and institutional
financial aid rules and regulations as they relate to current or
proposed office policies and procedures.
10% – As the accounting expert for financial aid, provides support
to operations staff to resolve processing errors. Determine source
of errors, make recommendations for corrections to sub-systems
and/or train staff by explaining issues and resolutions. Compiles
and submits other reports/analysis as requested.
10% – Processes check requests in the federal Stafford Loan
program. Sets up and creates new fund codes on Banner directly
working with Accounting and the Bursar’s office.
8% – Works with Director of Operations and Director of Systems
& Reporting to compile, analyze, and submits detailed spending
and awarding plans for student aid program accounts for senior
management staff and makes recommendations for necessary
modifications in spending levels of state and institutional
2%- Other duties as assigned.
- AA Degree with an emphasis in Accounting and 10 years of
experience in Accounting with 5 – 7 years of those specifically in
Accounting Financial Aid Funds, or BA Degree with an emphasis in
Accounting and 6 years of experience in Accounting with 3 years of
experience specifically in Accounting Financial Aid Funds, or
Master’s degree with an emphasis in Accounting and 3 years of
experience in Accounting with 0-2 years in Accounting Financial Aid
- Experience with the Department of Education’s fiscal,
reporting, and cash management requirements for Title IV aid
- Experience with the Colorado Department of Education’s fiscal,
reporting and cash management requirements for Colorado state
- Experience using the Federal Government COD (Common Origination
Disbursement) system and G5 fund drawdown.
- Experience with draw down of state and federal financial aid
- Experience working with office operating budgets or accounts
- Experience in dealing with multiple Scholarship funds.
- Experience facilitating collaboration and teamwork.
Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes
clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they
meet ALL required qualifications.
- Experience with Accounting and Financial aid Banner
- Experience with Access for reporting.
- Skills required are: strong oral and written communication;
attention to detail; analytical skills and judgment; ability to
handle numerous complex and routine tasks simultaneously; strong
human relations skills; the ability to work with a diverse group of
individuals and complex long- and short-range concurrent planning
for overlapping fiscal years.
- Experience working as part of a management team to develop and
recommend policies and procedures for institutional, state and
federal financial aid programs.
- The successful candidate must work with and be sensitive to the
educational needs of a diverse urban population
Instructions to Apply
- 40 hours per week
- This position offers a hybrid schedule (on-campus and remote)
which is subject to change based on business needs and/or campus
events occurring on campus
For full consideration, please submit the following
- Cover letter describing relevant job experiences as they relate
to listed job qualifications and interest in the position
Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for
If you are an Internal applicant, please apply via the Career
tab within the WorkDay Menu
Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their
resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes
how they meet ALL required qualifications.
Open Until Filled
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