Oversees the acceptance and processing of payments, tuition fees, and other fines and fees.
Scope of Responsibilities
In addition to fee collections, the Bursar manger student account management, student billings, third party billings, payment plans, delinquent accounts, refunds, direct deposits, check cashing, and placement of funds of ASU Gold cards.
Essential Job Functions
• Oversees the overall operations of student financial services, billing and receivables, and cashiering functions of the university. • Provides direction and leadership in financial management, fiscal policies review and changes; conducts special studies as required; ensures compliance with university, state, and federal regulations and standard accounting procedures. • Provides periodic reports of receipts and technical information to the university community and to external funding agencies. • Recommends and participates in the development of university policies and procedures; may serve on university planning and policy-making committees. • Encourages customer-oriented staff interaction with students, parents, administrators, faculty and staff. • Interacts with internal and external auditors, participates in auditing projects, or provider information and access to accounting records as required. • Establishes and implements short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects change required for improvement. • Establishes/maintains a staffing structure to effectively accomplish goals and objectives. • Develops and manages annual departmental budget.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations, and university financial policies and procedures • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management • Knowledge of cashiering and cash management principles, systems, procedures, and standards • Knowledge of accounting and accounts receivable principles, methodology, and practices. • Ability to use independent judgement and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele. • Ability to write reports containing technical information. • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures. • Ability to plan, assess, and evaluate programs. • Knowledge of software to quantify and illustrate complex financial reports, comparisons, impacts, and/or projections. • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. • Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community. • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment, • Ability to plan, organize, implement, and administer complex record-keeping systems and procedures. • Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques. • Knowledge of university and/or public auditing policies, standards, and procedures
Bachelor’s degree (emphasis in accounting or business related degree preferred) and three years’ work experience in business related environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
About Alcorn State University
Alcorn State University is a premier comprehensive land-grant university that develops diverse students into globally-competitive leaders and applies scientific research through collaborative partnerships which benefit the surrounding communities, states, nation and world.