Title: Accounting Specialist-Student Accounts
Employee Classification: 52 Wks Unit
Department: Controller's Office
Salary Range: 40,203.00
Who we are:
We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.
We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.
We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.
We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.
What you get:
Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.
Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.
Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.
Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.
Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.
The basics of this position:
Performs duties necessary to monitor the accuracy of district-wide student accounts acting as liaison with campuses, government entities, vendors, students and third party accounts. Reviews and performs accounting functions within district-wide accounts receivables and reconciliation of general ledger accounts with student accounts.
What you'll do:
• Serves as financial liaison with regard to all aspects of the accounts receivable functions in the district office.
• Monitors accuracy of district-wide student accounts and coordinates billings to students, third parties and governmental agencies.
• May reconcile general ledger accounts with the student accounting system; monitors online payment program, processes refunds online as well as manually.
• Analyzes and prepares accounting records, financial spreadsheets and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to College reporting and procedural standards.
• May calculate, issue invoices, and/or prepare financial spreadsheets/reports for government entities, third party accounts, or students according
• Prepares and audits collection activities including district-wide Missouri Debt Offset program; maintains collection agency reports.
• Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Education, experience, and other requirements:
Associate’s degree or equivalent and over three (3) years of relevant full time experience.
Experience with past due collections in higher education setting, knowledge of state aid certification systems, experience with third party billing to private, public, and government agencies. Knowledge and experience with Title IV and non-Title IV refund processes in ERP system.