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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Business/Financial Management
Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Other
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
Accounting Assistant/ Fiscal Analyst – Portland
Hours: 40 hours/week (1.0 FTE)
Accountability: Supervisor - AVP Finance
Position Summary: The Finance Associate is responsible for the Accounts Receivable (A/R) function for all campuses of Western Seminary. A/R includes all functions related to general, student, and gift revenue. Provide back-up as needed for the Accounts Payable (A/P) function and VP Finance on various month-end accounting processes.
Daily recording and posting of all student payments and other Day Sheet transacations. Generate Day-Sheet reports for entry into General Ledger.
Monthly review of student A/R balances. Work with AVP Finance to follow up on outstanding student account balances, either after the semester due date, or for late monthly Payment Plan payments.
Provide exemplary customer service by assisting students over the phone, by email, and in person. Observe and explain pertinent deadlines, policies, and procedures related to the business office and cash-related transactions. Collaberate, when needed, with WS Student Services and Advisors to ensure timely response and resolution of any issues.
Support the semester-based application of employee waivers; send bills for governmental third parties who partner with payments.
Deposit check donations, and enter related donation report into the general ledger.
Provide backup and support to WS Accountant as needed in accounts payable processes included paying Invoices, Check requests, Employee reimbursements and Direct Loan payments. Initiate and process bi-weekly Paymerang payments and checks in coordination with AVP Finance.
Provides analytical support for routine budget projects.
Advises administration and staff regarding available options and budgetary implications.
Assists in preparation of operational budgets for departments; reviews expenditures to ensure conformance with budgetary provisions.
Compiles data and prepares reports.
Other duties as assigned
Evangelical Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the World Evangelical Alliance Statement of Faith and the Seminary’s governing virtues.
Bachelor’s degree required
Three years’ accounts receivable, or administrative or other related experience preferred
Demonstrated ability to learn new things and solve problems.
Attention to detail in this position is essential to the departmental goal of receiving an audit without deficiencies
Demonstrated outstanding ability to organize tasks and manage projects, work independently, and schedule ongoing work efficiently and effectively
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills. Very good with public contact and hospitality.
Demonstrated ability to handle personnel and financial matters with accuracy, efficiency, confidentiality, integrity, and good judgment.
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Suite required.
Prior experience in accounting software preferred.