The Accountant – Student (Campus) assists in all phases of the Student Accounting Office to achieve the common goal of accurate student account processing by maintaining accurate record keeping and the lowest accounts receivable possible; within the guidelines, policies and procedures of The Art Institute of Vancouver.
Key Job Elements:
- Maintain front desk coverage and assist students making school payments and with related questions. Take daily bank deposits.
- Calculation of drop tuition and fee credit in accordance with school, and state agency policies; executing the adjustment to the student’s account and the resulting refund, if any, ensuring compliance with the refund distribution policy.
- Check and balance payment plans with student account transaction histories for pending graduates, re-entry, in-school student refund processing. Approve students for financial clearance for registration, class starts and graduation; make recommendations for those students not qualifying for financial clearance.
- Maintain school sponsored housing transactions, all aspects of deposit receipt, refund and account reconciliation.
- Maintain weekly analysis of receivables based on the most recent month-end source receivables analysis. Assist in the quarterly account billing conversion to assure accurate status and classification.
- Post student adjustments (when receiving checks from collection agency), process all adjustments as needed. Process admission cancel/adjustment forms and student NSF checks on a timely basis.
- Post charges to student accounts on a monthly basis, provide student financial services information for incorporation into the financial plan.
- Other duties as assigned.
Reports To: Director of Finance
Interacts With: Entire Accounting Team as well as FAO’s plus local Faculty and Staff.
Job Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
a) Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration preferred
b) Three to five years of transactional accounting experience, preferably in a post-secondary institution
c) Experience with Student Loan processes an asset.
a) Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
b) Strong interpersonal skills with both Faculty and Student populations.
c) Superior organizational and problem resolution skills.
d) Strong basic computer software (MS Office) skills as well as exposure to more concentrated financial software programs.
a) Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental requirements as they apply to the Student Accounting Office.
b) Ability to listen to customers (e.g. students, Faculty and Staff, etc.) and to understand and respond positively to their requests.
c) Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from customers and the general public.
d) Ability to interact effectively as a member of a team and work collaboratively with other departments.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all candidates in advance for their interest only candidates who meet the specific job requirements will be contacted.