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Financial Specialist

University of Mississippi
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 6, 2023

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position coordinates and supervises the daily administrative activities of the Bursar's office. Incumbent has the authority to exercise discretion and independent judgment in a wide variety of areas involving administrative operations. The incumbent coordinates the hiring activities for support staff positions within the office, and supervises tuition billings to third-party agencies.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Coordinates and supervises the daily administrative operations of the Bursar's office.
  • Insures that customer complaints and inquiries are promptly investigated and answered. Approves exceptions to University policies and procedures. Advise students of course of action to correct any problems.
  • Chairs the appeals and refunds committee. Prepares briefs for appeals and disseminates along with ballots to committee members, prepares minutes from committee meetings, oversees crediting of accounts from approved appeals, and prepares approval/denial emails.
  • Acts as liaison with the third party call center.
  • Makes policy exceptions concerning bad check list.
  • Insures that transactions are transmitted to bank by deadline and modifies transmissions as necessary. Develops procedures for maintenance of historical Automated Clearing House transactions.
  • Monitors the transactions of banks accounts for Payroll, Financial Aid, Accounting, Accounts Payable and Bursar's Office.
  • Coordinates with Financial Aid office to minimize over-awards to students and reviews financial aid advances for payment. Negotiates payment arrangements with debtors, including third-party agencies.
  • Maintains Office of the Bursar website.
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Supervises and coordinates the routine administrative operations of the office, including the hiring process for support staff positions within the office.
  2. Counsels with students, parents, faculty, and staff on questions concerning University policies, procedures, tuition invoices, and monthly billing statements.
  3. Maintains working relationships with banks. Coordinates Automated Clearing House banking transactions involving the Computer Center, Payroll, Human Resources, UMAF, and Accounts Payable and acts as liaison between banks and the University.
  4. Oversees tuition billings to third-party agencies, foreign governments, and state prepaid programs.
  5. Assists the Bursar, Assistant Bursar, and Collection Officer with various administrative matters on an ad hoc basis.

Minimum Education/Experience

A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.


One (1) year of experience related to the above described duties.

Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information
To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

This position will require a financial (credit) report. Selected candidates should have a low credit debt. Background checks are completed post offer of employment. University employees moving into a new position that requires a financial (credit) report must complete a new background check.

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