Location: Fall River, MA Category: Classified Posted On: Mon Dec 2 2019 Job Description:
POSITION TITLE: Accountant II - Administration and Finance/Student Accounts Office
DEPARTMENT: Administration & Finance
REPORTS TO: Reports to the Accountant V, Bursar
STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Accountant II is responsible for assisting the Student Accounts Office with duties such as, but not limited to, retrieving information from files; answering questions regarding student account balances, refunds, and other college information; referring inquiries to appropriate parties for action; setting up cash drawers; assisting individuals in the preparation of forms; filing documents according to established procedures; and providing high-quality customer service.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Understand and adhere to the values, mission, and vision of the college.
Receive cash, checks, and credit card payments for tuition and fees, applications, registration, and parking fines.
Issue receipts for payments, input cash/check payments into Banner, and reconcile cashier drawer.
Retrieve information, answer questions regarding student account balances, process refunds, and refer inquiries to appropriate parties for action.
Notify delinquent payers and search for sources of account imbalances or discrepancies.
Prepare periodic reports and enter waivers in Banner for National Guard and state employees, clear students' holds, and process third party documentation.
Answer phones, provide coverage at the counter, and assist with departmental projects.
Receive and deposit funds from grants, clubs, and college events.
Download payments on student accounts and upload account changes to Nelnet Campus Commerce.
Process bills for students with delinquent Nelnet Campus Commerce payments.
Update and order all Nelnet Campus Commerce materials, establishing scheduled payment dates and testing live processing.
Maintain and update worksheet reports on cash feeds and check bank for electronic payments.
Deposit and complete cash summary sheets for non-Banner items and record journal vouchers.
Write instructions for new office procedures; annually review and update existing Student Accounts Office policies and procedures.
Notify students via e-mail and phone regarding issues such as, but not limited to, reminder of the deadline for semester payments and notification of loss of class schedule due to nonpayment.
Work actively with other areas of the college to ensure a spirit of college-wide collaboration, collegiality, civility, and teamwork.
Perform other duties as assigned, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in accounting or auditing, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
I. An Associate degree with a major in accounting, business administration or business management may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.*
II. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in accounting, business administration or business management may be substituted for the required experience.*
*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office software applications, including Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
Strong and effective written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate written and verbal instructions in a precise, understandable manner.
Demonstrated knowledge of accounting practices and procedures, generally accepted accounting principles, and state and regulatory compliance.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to:
Work independently and in a team setting in a multi-tasking, time-sensitive work environment.
Maintain accurate records, including excellent proofreading/editing skills related to financial reports.
Establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.
Work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Minimum of an Associate degree in business administration, accounting, or related field.
Minimum of two years' experience in a front-line customer service position.
Minimum of two years' experience in a cash management position.
Demonstrated experience with Banner software applications, including Banner Student, Accounts Receivable, and Finance modules.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, state funded, AFSCME, unit-classified position with benefits.
Bristol Community College has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. For more than 50 years, Bristol Community College has served as a leading resource for education and workforce development in the region.
The college offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. The Center for Workforce and Community Education provides customized training for businesses and the community. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access.
With locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton, Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts - a great place to learn, grow, live and work. From city life to seaside, Bristol Community College locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of... Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Block Island. The area is also home to fine dining, thriving historic districts, and a short commute to New England ski areas.
The College annually serves more than 11,000 credit students and 18,000 students who participate in noncredit activities. Bristol Community College is one of the largest employers in the region and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol Community College actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision to change the world by changing lives, learner by learner. Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). www.BristolCC.edu