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Specialist, Student Financial Account

Alcorn State University
Lorman, Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 17, 2024

Job Details

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title
Specialist, Student Financial Account

FLSA Status
Salaried Non Exempt

Posted Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

Employment Status
Full Time

Finance & Administration Department

Job Summary

The Student Account Specialist is held accountable as the University’s fiduciary agent in the handling of any and all cash transactions and, as such, must ensure the accuracy of all cash transactions in writing to the Accounting/Bursar on a daily basis. She/he must provide quality customer service at all times.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

• Ability to prioritize and to multi-task in a fast paced environment
• Ability to handle confidential information in a discreet, professional manner
• Eye for detail, accuracy is imperative
• Able to meet deadlines
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent organizational and analytical skills
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to be an effective team member and display initiative
• Proficient with Ellucian (Banner System), MS Word and Excel

Essential Job Functions

• Receives and receipts a variety of payments and other cash and cash-related transactions; verifies and posts to appropriate accounts; issues receipts.
• Prepares daily cash bags for cashiers; maintains and balances vault cash and daily cashier charge activity.
• Assists individuals in the accurate application of their transactions, and when necessary, researches records on electronic and other available files to provide information regarding financial status.
• Maintains confidentiality of university and student records
• Answering telephones, reviewing refunds and other balances, setting up accounts, preparing invoices, preparing routine billings, and filing cashiering documents
• Enter all cash transactions into the banner system
• Process students 1098T
• Other assigned duties.


A minimum of three (3) years of directly job-related experience. A Bachelor of Science degree preferred.

Licensing and Certifications


Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds
Not Required

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds
Not Required

Not Required

Extended Work Hours

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Number of Vacancies


Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

EEO Statement:
Alcorn State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities, services, admissions, or employment practices. The following offices are designated to handle inquires and/or complaints regarding non-discriminatory policies and procedures of Alcorn State University:
Complaints, inquiries, or specific requests in regard to Title IX and Section 504 directives should be made to: Title IX Office, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 519A, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6700.
Complaints, inquiries, or requests in regard to non-discrimination in employment practices should be made to: Human Resources Department, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 107, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6188
Questions, complaints, or requests in regard to ADA / ADAAA compliance in employment practices should also be made to the department of human resources.

Advertising Summary
Excellent Benefits Package

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
Optional Documents


 Alcorn State University

A great educational choice, Alcorn State University in Mississippi is a place of purpose, history, and discovery, and the nation's oldest, land-grant HBCU

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