Bursar – Rivier University (Nashua, NH)

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BURSAR
Education: University/College, FT Employee
Rivier University (Nashua, NH)

BURSAR
BUSINESS OFFICE
(Full-time)

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
•Oversee the overall operations of student financial services, billing and receivables, and cashiering functions of the university.
•Provide direction in financial management, fiscal policies review and updates.
•Ensure compliance with university, state, and federal regulations and standard accounting procedures.
•Interview, hire, train, and supervise department employees.
•Monitor semester and periodic billings, required student memos, finance charges. Review for consistency and compliance with university procedures.
•Provide internal controls over student receivables and processes.
•Update student accounts for financial aid disbursements, wire transfers and payments.
•Integrate CAMS student account data and post to general ledger.
•Oversee and record electronic funds transfer of federal and non-federal student loans.
•Apply tuition refunds, bad checks, late payment penalties and business office holds.
•Actively manage past due accounts to minimize bad debt write offs and referrals to collections.
•Review and approve major or unusual transactions. Resolve problems as they arise.
•Manage and monitor third party billing including university discount partners.
•Coordinate student insurance (replies, reminders, data adjustments, notice to company).
•Update CAMS billing information and procedures for mass student billings annually or more frequently as needed
•Reconcile general ledger accounts including cash, accounts receivable, direct federal loans receivable and student financial aid (institutional, federal and state awards).
•Reconcile cash deposits and adjust cash drawers and operating office funds.
•Reconcile financial aid grants at semester end.
•Work closely with the Controller, Business Office and Financial Aid staff. Confer with various other University personnel/offices to plan, coordinate and evaluate projects/ activities/ systems, exchange information, investigate and resolve problems
•Provide detailed reports and analysis on student receivables.
•Prepare 1098-Ts and submit to the IRS
•Back up counter, cashier, and accounts receivable staff as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS
•Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in accounting, more than 5 years of relevant technical and supervisory experience. Prior bursar experience required.
•Demonstrate a commitment to integrity and ethical values.
•Strong analytical, problem-solving, administrative and supervisory skills
•Ability to work courteously and efficiently with students, faculty, administrators, parents, and representatives of outsides organizations.
•Familiar with standard concepts, practices, procedures and compliance requirements in accounts receivable operations in higher education.
•Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Professional demeanor in all dealings including confidential and otherwise sensitive financial matters.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with prior Bursar experience will be immediately considered. All applicants are requested to submit a cover letter stating their salary expectation, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references to: Office of Human Resources, RIVIER UNIVERSITY, 420 South Main Street, Nashua, NH 03060-5086 or email to [email protected] EOE No agencies please. (368)

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