Finger Lakes Community College is affiliated with The State
University of New York (SUNY) and is currently recruiting for a
Director of Student Accounts -Bursar.
Finger Lakes Community College offers competitive salaries, rich
benefits and retirement options which include New York State
Employees Retirement System, Teachers Retirement System and SUNY
Optional Retirement Program.
- Education: Bachelors degree in Accounting or closely related
field required. Masters Degree preferred.
- Experience: Minimum of 5 years experience in Accounting,
preferably in an institution of higher education. Experience with
and knowledge of current accounting practices. Knowledge of and
experience with computerized system of accounts receivable,
accounts payable and general ledger, preferably Datatel COLLEAGUE.
Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience required.
- Special Skills: Working knowledge of Federal Laws and
Regulations for the administration and compliance with all Student
Financial Aid Programs, including the receipt, distribution and
recalculation of all state and federal awards granted to students;
a commitment to customer service indicating the ability to work
with individual students to insure that each students financial
obligation is satisfied; working knowledge for administering the
collection of bad debts owed to the college including the
recommendation of policies governing the establishment of both
internal and external collection procedures and contracts;
supervise the appropriate case review of student accounts leading
to recommendation to deregister students owing funds to the
College; knowledge of third party financial commitments and
contracts for sponsoring student financial obligations.
- Other Qualifications: Analytical, detail oriented skills
required; ability to convey technical knowledge to non-technical
personnel; strong interpersonal and communication skills required.
Ability to work in a team environment required. Effective verbal
and written communication skills required to support an environment
that provides services to students, faculty, and staff.
The Director of Student Accounts will be responsible for the total
operation of the Bursar Department. The position; manages and
supervises the college cash collection operation including
collection, deposit, and management of accounts receivable
functions; manages and supervises the re-calculation and
distribution of all student financial aid monies related to State
and Federal financial aid programs; is responsible, with the
controller, for approving or denying student petitions filed in the
event of disputed amounts owed to the college; maintains strict
control of accounts to determine if income due from tuition, fees,
chargebacks, etc., are promptly recorded, billed, and
The position is responsible for the supervision and evaluation of
Civil Service staff; development and administration of the
departmental budget; implementation and enforcement of state and
federal regulations and policies; implementation of computerized
processes for all records; and advancement and implementation of
technology to support increased access. Ensure policies and
procedures of the Bursars Office and the College are properly
planned and managed to maintain accuracy and integrity of financial
Manages and implements changes in regulations for Federal and State
funded programs. This includes, but is not limited to, PELL, SEOG,
CWS, NDSL, TAP, APTS, Regents Scholarship and EOP. All financial
reports for the above listed programs are to be accomplished by the
Assumes the responsibility that documentation of all financial
transactions relating to student account receivables and
disbursements are adhered to as required by State University and
New York State Department of Audit and Control.
Ability to understand and interpret financial aid regulations as
they apply to Bursar functions.
Supervises return of Federal aid and loans according to Title IV
Develop and implement policies and procedures for the effective
delivery of services to students.
Assures timely and accurate processing of financial transactions to
Supervises the receiving and depositing of all monies for the
College including tuition fees, Federal grants and other
Insures adherence to adequate internal control measures.
Audits all computerized & manual ledgers and monitors the
system of accounting for student-related income and expenditures of
the College. Prepares and administers the annual budget for the
Deregistration of students for non payment of tuition & student
Meets with students and families to discuss student accounts.
Works in conjunction with other student services offices to plan
interdepartmental procedures such as registration and
Coordinates various deferments that may appear on students accounts
such as scholarship monies and other outside sources of funds to
Develops and implements contracts and memorandums of agreement for
payment of student accounts with 3rd
Assist auditors with student accounts auditing.
Update all office publications and forms necessary and periodically
review available outside materials for inclusion in college
Responsible for updates to Bursar webpage on College website.
Responsible for housing related financial transactions including;
billing, collection of student accounts and remittance of funds to
Responsible for reconciliation of housing receivables with College
Liaison between FLCC and College Suites.
Coordinate campus book voucher program with Executive Director of
FLCC Association and Campus Bookstore.
Responsible for campus refund program and assures timely refunds to
Creates and revises departmental policies as related to Federal and
Participate in professional development activities at the
institutional, regional, and state levels.
Assure the departmental equipment and software is up to date.
Recommend changes to procedures with changes in technology.
Responsible for hiring and supervising staff in Bursar
Prepares annual goals and reports as Directed by the
Promote staff participation in college committees, and will
specifically participate in Enrollment Services Planning
Responsible for interviewing and recommending vendors including but
not limited to: collection agencies, credit card processors and
payment plan providers.
Explore and implement new services to students such as payment of
bills and review of student accounts online.
Assists in other activities as may be designated by the
Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following
documents via online:
- Cover letter
The salary for this position is $60,000 - $70,000.
Position will be posted until filled
FLCC is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and strives
to provide an environment that embodies these principles. We strive
to attract talented personnel from diverse backgrounds and
traditions, particularly of race and ethnicity, gender, gender
identity, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, religion,
worldview and physical and mental abilities. As such, applicants
from historically under-represented groups are highly encouraged to
Finger Lakes Community College does not discriminate against any
employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for
admission based on an individuals race, color, national origin,
religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification,
gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy,
predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran
status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any
other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal
and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public
institutions of higher education.