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Director of Accounting Services /Student Billing

Employer
Saint Catherine University
Location
Minnesota, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details Position Information Position Title Director of Accounting Services /Student Billing Division Finance & Administration Department/Office Student Accounts Position Summary Information Advertisement St. Catherine Universityand ourFinance Teaminvite applications for aDirector of Accounting Services and Student Accounts.

Our Business Office is an agile and diverse environment and provides all administrative support for financial matters for the university, including budgeting, financial analysis, financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, tax reporting and grant monitoring. This position oversees student accounts and accounting services including billing and collections and compliance. The primary focus of the position is to provide hands-on leadership for institutional funds, oversee billing services, collections, compliance and the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes for the University. Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the evaluation of financial procedures and processes to around student accounts and other accounting services with the goal of achieving smooth and efficient practices that align with other university departments.
  • Lead the student accounts team, creating an environment of respect and collaboration among the team and other departments.
  • Determine departmental goals and objectives and lead the team to achieve those objectives.
  • Obtain all the tuition and fees information each term, reconciling billing, troubleshooting and correcting billing problems to ensure accurate and timely billing of tuition and fees.
  • Collaborate on cross-functional strategic initiatives and provide subject matter expertise and industry best practices related to student, faculty and staff billing and accounts receivable services.
  • Recommend and implement departmental policies and procedures to improve efficiency and receivables.
  • Research and monitor billing trends externally and and recommend solutions or improvements to receivable management, loan and collection activity.
  • Identify and recommend automation opportunities, training needs, projected time lines, resources needed, industry trends specific to student billing and accounts receivable.
  • Align the calendar for student accounts deadlines and activities with other campus office calendars (ie., billing, late fees, holds, collections).
  • Provide analysis of student accounts based on aging and past due accounts.
  • Collect and review tuition appeals and lead Appeals Committee meetings.
  • Manage accounts receivable, petty cash and payments for faculty and staff.
  • Maintain detailed procedures, controls, and systems level guidance for all student billing processes.
  • Manage and update the billing system and the billing system interface which includes ensuring coding accuracy.
  • Supervise external audits, regulatory agency reporting and other external reporting.
  • Supervise and participate in all tax compliance for the US and international students.
  • Maintain and direct compliant financial collection and retention practices.
  • Ensure cross-training amongst staff and appropriate training needs are met.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherineenrolls studentsin certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats. Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a related field.
  • FIve (5) years of experience that includes accounting, student billing and/or financial aid experience.
  • Experience leading or supervising others.
  • Experience handling confidential information with discretion.
  • Experience serving internal and external customers with sensitive financial concerns.
Preferred Qualifications
  • CPA,MBAor other appropriate certification.
  • Experience in development and implementation of budget, policy and procedures.
  • Detail oriented with superior organization skills.
  • Experience with Banner or other highly integrated education software.
  • Experience with Touchnet or similar.

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service. EEO Statement St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us athr@stkate.eduor 651-690-6565. Application instructions for STAFF VisitSt. Kate Careersto apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment.

Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete theirCOVID-19 vaccination series, including a booster, unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visitstkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper MidwestHERCand is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: www.uppermidwestherc.org. Posting Detail Information Posting Number 20220308-STAFF Posting Start Date 05/18/2022 Application Deadline 06/05/2022 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *What is your highest level of completed education?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • ABD
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • Doctoral degree
  2. *For any education beyond high school, please list the degree or certification and the area of focus.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. *St. Kate’s is committed to making Inclusive Excellence a reality and has identified “Drive a Culture of Inclusive Excellence” as one of six priorities in the strategic plan. Give a specific example of how you have promoted a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion in your current or recent role(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. *Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series, including booster, unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine. We include this information to ensure that candidates are aware of and acknowledge understanding of the new requirement.
    • I have read and understand the requirement.
  5. *Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
    • Yes
    • No
  6. *St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  7. *Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. *How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
    • St. Catherine University employee
    • Academic Jobs
    • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
    • Association of Catholic Colleges/Universities
    • Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • College or University website
    • Council of Independent Colleges
    • DisabilityConnect.com
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • DiversityConnect.com
    • Facebook
    • Google Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
    • IMDiversity
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • LGBTConnect.com
    • LGBTQ in Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • Minnesota College Professionals Association
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    • MinnesotaWorks.net/Minnesota Workforce Center
    • Minority Jobs
    • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
    • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
    • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)
    • OutandEqual.com
    • People of Color in Higher Education
    • Pioneer Press
    • Pollen Midwest
    • Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
    • SimplyHired.com
    • Star Tribune
    • StudentAffairs.com
    • Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
    • Twitter
    • VeteransConnect.com
    • Women in Higher Education
    • ZipRecruiter
    • Other
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2
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