Office of the Bursar, University of Baltimore
Vacancy Number 300778
Regular, full-time exempt position with full, competitive benefits package
Electronic applications are required. Applications received by June 8, 2017 will receive priority consideration, and the position is open until filled.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
Serving under the general direction of the Comptroller, incumbent is responsible for student accounts receivables, third party accounts, cash management, 1098T reporting and Perkins loans. Five years of progressive management and direct supervision in a cash management setting within a college/university or comparable organization are required. We look forward to receiving your required electronic application with a cover letter and resume attached and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy.
The key position responsibilities include day to day management of all facets of billing, collection, payments (deposits), disbursement and record maintenance of all student accounts and related monies at the University of Baltimore. Serves as the institutional subject matter expert on institutional and peers tuition and fees rates. Plans, schedules and directs the work of student accounts to ensure adequate internal controls. Provides management and operational oversight to Office of the Bursar staff. Serves as a super user and business owner fostering changes and enhancements in the enterprise student finance system (PeopleSoft) to benefit team and/or the end users. Recommends student finance policies and procedures that align and support the University's strategic priorities, while maintaining responsible fiscal management. Proactively participates in strategic planning and shared governance processes. Ensures the unit consistently performs with a high level of customer focus, service, diplomacy, confidentiality and trust. Projects a professional and positive image of the institution.
Provide management and operational oversight to the 6 staff members. Ensure the accurate and timely processing of all activities associated with student receivables, including billing, collections, account reconciliation and the preparation of 1098T forms. Monitor these processes to ensure accuracy, timeliness, completeness and compliance with regulations. Ensure the processing of disbursements and refunds are in accordance with federal and state regulations and institutional policies and procedures.
Keep up to date on change to USM/Board of Regents, State and Federal regulations regarding student accounts, student refunds, student financial responsibility, 1098T processing and cash/credit handling. Lead in the creation or modification of business processes so that student tuition payments, institutional deposits and other monies are always safeguarded. Continuously review University internal controls, established policies and procedures which mitigate risk and ensure compliance. Actively participate in audits related to cash handling, cash receipts, student accounts, refunding and student receivables.
Extract and analyze student account and other student finance related data from the institutional database to satisfy internal and external requests and reporting. Provide ad-hoc reports and data analysis as needed. Foster the use of information systems and technology to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of data in support of decision making. Recommend emerging information technology solutions and training in support of fiscal business intelligence. Serves as the subject matter expert/business owner for all student finance system upgrades and enhancements.
Partner with Enrollment Management colleagues to improve, enhance and streamline the student experience between the Office of the Bursar, Registrar and Financial Aid. Work to exceed the expectation of internal and external customers.
Actively participate in the strategic planning process, serve on or support shared governance committees, recruitment committees and ad-hoc task forces. All other responsibilities as assigned/requested.
Required Education and Experience
Education: Baccalaureate degree in Accounting, Finance or related business field/discipline.
Experience: Five years progressive management and direct supervision in a cash management setting within a college/university or comparable organization. Demonstrated ability to think strategically, analytically and to apply financial tools in the analysis of data is essential. Proven familiarity working with an ERP/integrated technology, including data extraction and presentation of data in a format suitable for decision making is required. Strong oral/written skills and the ability to perform with a high degree of diplomacy, confidentiality and professionalism.
Preferred Education and Experience
Education: MBA or Master's degree in a related business area.
Experience: Experience working with PeopleSoft Finance, Student Finance and/or Human Capital Management modules. Experience in a public higher education environment is preferred.
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and federal and state of Maryland policies, procedures and laws pertaining to student accounts, receivables, collection, billing and cash management in a higher education setting. Ability to establish goals, structures and processes which align with the institution's long-term strategic plan and vision and short-term priorities. Leadership, coaching and team-building skills to strengthen and cultivate relations with the Comptroller's staff, Financial Operations peers, institutional finance managers and USM colleagues. Effective operational, management and analytical skills and the ability to problem solve and make sound recommendations. Proven applicable experience working in and extracting data from an Enterprise Resource Planning system, business analytics or other relevant system application or software. The ability to influence and lead others outside of reporting lines to achieve common goals and deadlines. Present (orally or in writing) complex financial issues to non-financial constituents. Provide clear and concise analysis and summaries of financial data, respond effectively to questions and prepare material in response to inquiries. Professionally employing inherent customer service strategies, exercising judgement, discretion, confidentiality and leading by example. Enforce standards that promote data quality.
Electronic applications must be received in our system by the closing date in order to be considered. Submit one PDF (preferred format) or Word document with your cover letter, resume, and any additional information you would like to have considered. Visit http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1227 to review application submission deadline and instructions and then apply. Applications received by 05/25/17 will be considered.
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