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Company:
Kansas State University
City:
Manhattan
State:
Kansas
Country:
USA
Posted: 04/18/2022
Accountant II

Accountant II

 

Department: 3670005040 Division of Financial Services

Job no: 512779

Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Administrative / Professional, Business / Accounting / Finance

Pay Grade: 07A

 

About This Role:

The Cashiers and Student Services office is seeking applicants to fill an Accountant II position to oversee the collection processes which includes all communications with students, departments, collection agencies, and the State of Kansas Set-Off program.

 

• Oversee the monthly billing statements for any current or former student with a balance due. Verify that all processes completed, including default charge assessment, column updates and checklist updates. Verify that billing information is correct and publish the bills as appropriate. Initiate email notifications when new statements are available and verify, they go out to students and designees as appropriate. Generate aging reports as needed.

• Working independently, manage the various loan programs, including the Perkins Loans and Health Professions Loans which are partnerships with the Department of Education. Follow and verify strict compliance to all rules and regulations and closely monitor changes in requirements as mandated by the Department of Education. Collaboration will be required with the Department of Education, ECSI (their loan services), UAS (our loan servicer), NSLDS, Student Financial Assistance and student borrowers to maintain the program.

• Function as the primary liaison between contracted student loan billing services and borrowers of Perkins and Health Profession Loans. Duties include accessing the billing service's computer system to obtain information regarding borrowers.

• Supervise the Collection processes including the distribution of all past due notices. Submit accounts to the various collection agencies and the State Set Off program as necessary. Serve as the primary liaison with those agencies. Monitor agency activities, post payments and recall accounts as appropriate.

• Analyze student K-State Student Information System (KSIS) accounts as necessary to answer questions and provide information to students with questions about their accounts. Work with students having financial holds that prevent them from enrolling and receiving transcripts. Work to maintain a positive relationship with students always, but first and foremost keep the University's financial interests in mind.

 

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/overview/

 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the https://www.k-state.edu/about/community.html

 

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

 

• High School Diploma and two years of relevant experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

• Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business, management or other similar field of study.

• Four years of relevant experience.

• Knowledge of K-State Student Information System (KSIS) and Financial Information System (FIS).

• Ability to make mathematical calculations rapidly and accurately.

• Ability to detect and reconcile discrepancies in financial data.

• Ability to communicate, understand and explain financial data.

 

Other Requirements:

 

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

 

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

 

• Cover Letter

• Resume

• Three professional references with current contact information.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by April 26, 2022.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$17.00 to $21.68 hourly

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

 

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

 

Advertised: Apr 13, 2022

 

Application Closes: Open until filled

 

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3010628