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Associate Director, Student Accounting
University of North Texas


Date Posted Jul. 25, 2022
Title Associate Director, Student Accounting
University University of North Texas
Denton, TX, United States
Department UNT-Student Accounting-150300
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Accounting
 
 

Position Overview
The Associate Director – Student Accounts, Refunds, and Tax Reporting position leads a team of professionals who have primary responsibility to ensure the accuracy and integrity of all student account transactions. The primary areas within the scope of this position include the management of all financial aid transactions transferring into the student account ($380M annual impact); oversight of all processing to bring in transactions from other department billing systems (housing, dining, orientation, health center, parking, athletics, individual colleges, etc.) – a combined impact of over $60M annually; leadership for all student, authorized party (parent, etc.), and third-party organization refunds ($80M annual impact); daily monitoring of all Bursar Working Fund disbursement bank accounts in General Ledger and JP Morgan bank accounts; approving positive-pay and other disbursement transactions created by Student Accounts/Refunds team members; and all student tax reporting on behalf of UNT (1098-T tax form, non-resident alien withholding tax, etc.).

Additional Posting Details
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree plus 6 years of progressively responsible experience in a student accounting, billing/receivables, reporting, or related business field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge: The individual in this position must maintain a subject-matter expert level of knowledge on working with large-scale financial transactions in a higher education environment. In addition, a successful candidate will have experience leading organization-wide financial operations involving disbursements or direct payments, such as Accounts Payable or Procurement.

Skills: The individual in this position must have strong financial, analytical, and process analysis skills. In addition, the individual must be proficient with complex reporting methodologies (including Excel, SQL, etc.) and maintain functional expertise of ERP functionalities which serve at the core of SFS student account, refunding, and tax reporting functions. A successful individual in this role will possess strong project and team management skills.

Abilities: The optimal candidate in this position will possess a high degree of accountability and a drive to ensure student success. The individual will be detail-oriented and function well as a working manager. They will be able to maintain a complex workload with competing deadlines, lead a diverse team through large-scale projects, and will be able to communicate effectively to students, campus partners, and team members. The individual will be able to develop effective working relationships across team, department, and division boundaries to ensure that projects and initiatives are successful.
Preferred Qualifications
A preferred candidate will have prior experience in a student accounting/bursar’s office or experience working with large-scale financial transactions in a higher education environment.

Knowledge:

The individual in this position must maintain a subject-matter expert level of knowledge on working with large-scale financial transactions in a higher education environment. In addition, a successful candidate will have experience leading organization-wide financial operations involving disbursements or direct payments, such as Accounts Payable or Procurement.

Skills:

The individual in this position must have strong financial, analytical, and process analysis skills. In addition, the individual must be proficient with complex reporting methodologies (including Excel, SQL, etc.) and maintain functional expertise of ERP functionalities which serve at the core of Student Accounting student account, refunding, and tax reporting functions. A successful individual in this role will possess strong project and team management skills.

Abilities:

The optimal candidate in this position will possess a high degree of accountability and a drive to ensure student success. The individual will be detail-oriented and function well as a working manager. They will be able to maintain a complex workload with competing deadlines, lead a diverse team through large-scale projects, and will be able to communicate effectively to students, campus partners, and team members. The individual will be able to develop effective working relationships across team, department, and division boundaries to ensure that projects and initiatives are successful.


 
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