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Accounting Assistant II

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Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Finance & Accounting
Division: Business and Finance

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

Service Months:

12

Position Summary:

The Bursar’s Office is seeking an experienced Accounting Assistant II to help provide student account and billing information; receive payments for tuition, fees and miscellaneous campus charges; provide collection of delinquent accounts; deliver refunds and financial aid residuals after disbursement.

 

Primary responsibilities include: 

  • Counsel students and parents regarding their account
    • Respond to inquiries (email, phone and in-person) and proactively provide outreach
    • Develop relationships across campus to better connect students and provide options/solutions to balances in order to help student retain and graduate
  • Daily maintenance of student accounts receivable through developed and maintained reports and queries
    • Running daily cash reports and updating student accounts from QuikPAY reports
    • Posting payments and adjustments to accounts
    • Communication regarding authorized payers
    • Monthly past due balance reports
    • Identify, flag and correct errors in database
    • Providing high-level oversight and management of current AR balances for specified population
    • Includes running reports and “courtesy” communications (email, mail and phone) to manage balances
  • Process third party contracts to student accounts
  • Generating electronic monthly bills for student accounts
    • Notifying Collections area of accounts ready for collections processing
    • Daily audit and updating of Bursar hold on delinquent accounts
  •  Administration of Monthly Payment Plan (TMS):
    • Assisting students and parents with completing Monthly Payment Plan Worksheet and Application
    • Coordinating all plan adjustments with outside servicer and corresponding with parent and students on status of accounts
    • Enrolling students in alternative TMS payment plans to maintain balances
    • Managing delinquent payment plan accounts through coordination with TMS and through data retrieval within TMS system
    • Monthly reconciliation of TMS system to the Banner ERP
  • Lead on the Implementation and Administration of the Nelnet QuikPAY Enterprise System
    • Online Billing
    • Real-time notification
    • Payment reconciliation and reporting
    • Payment plan set up and reconciliation
    • Advertising and marketing of Enterprise System to students and families
  • Development, management and coordination of the Parent Portal for AR topics
    • Billing and Payments
    • Payment Plans
    • Tuition calculator
    • Due Dates and Fees
    • Operational Calendar
  • Coordinate with the Communication Coordinator to design, develop and market innovative customer service and training material
    • Social Media
    • Videography
    • Web Strategy
    • Communication Plans
  • Processing weekly refund checks
  • Maintaining third-party contract accounts with reconciliation of balances on a quarterly basis
  • Billing and reconciliation of Florida Pre-Paid
  • Assisting with supervision of work-study students, allocating work dependent upon daily priorities
  • Assisting at the window and with daily close process, as necessary

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • High school education plus one year of additional business, technical or college training or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • Requires two to three years of job-related experience
  • Strong customer service experience and ability to handle difficult financial conversations
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) with a focus on service, grammar, and accuracy
  • Must be comfortable managing conflict and make independent decisions within office policies and guidelines
  • Strong technical skills for pulling information, query writing and updating of data within various software systems (Banner, QuikPAY, Florida Pre-paid, Access, Argos, TMS etc.)
  • Flexibility to move between systems to gain information and solve problems.
  • Strong decision-making skills, especially during times of high emotion or conflict
  • Ability to handle high phone and email volume
  • Ability to diffuse conflict and communicate effectively in tense situations
  • Ability to self-manage daily work flow and priorities
  • Knowledge of office methods and procedures and familiarity with the use of standard office equipment, accounting machines and familiarity with mainframe and computer software programs
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations pertaining to financial records
  • Ability to perform work involving written numerical data and to make arithmetic calculations rapidly and accurately
  • Ability to perform duties in a tactful manner while responding to customer inquiries
  • Ability to perform intermittent minor tasks without loss of continuity in major assignments and adhere to the principals to time management
  • Knowledge/ability in the area of interpersonal relationships

 

Work Environment:

  • Office environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Overtime may be required at times.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

Rollins offers a competitive hourly pay rate plus a generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health insurance coverage, generous paid time off, retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution, full tuition waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents.

 

Our Values:

 

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

 

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

 

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