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Posted: 3/5/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 59776BR

Job Description

Accounting Specialist Sr
Arizona State University
SBS Third Party Billing
Campus: Tempe

Job Description
Student Business Services seeks an Accounting Specialist Sr. to perform a variety of accounting functions requiring initiative and independent judgment to support the goals and objectives of the department. This position will also provide student support and handle inquiries pertaining to student account information.

Salary Range
$19.57 per hour

Close Date

Essential Duties
•Coordinates activities within Third Party Sponsored Billing ensuring assigned work is accomplished in a timely manner.
•Completes various accounting processes pertaining to student account transactions.
•Processes transactions related to Third Party Sponsored Billing.
•Responsible for invoicing, billing, and recording of payments and researching accounts receivable for third party sponsors.
•Researches and analyzes transactions and documents to ensure compliance with financial policy and procedures.
•Prepares and verifies other transaction documents for accuracy, completeness and compliance with pertinent university or sponsor regulations.
•Assists higher level personnel with more complex or specialized assignments.
•Ensures requirements and specifications of university or outside agencies are met by monitoring and complying with reporting requirements and opening or closing accounts as specified/required.
•Provides extensive customer service for a high volume of email inquiries and phone calls, also assisting with in-person customers for related functions in Student Business Services.
•Prepares detailed reconciliations and departmental reports utilizing a variety of software including PeopleSoft and MS Office.
•Researches account activity and information in response to inquiries from students, departments and third party sponsors.
•Updates departmental procedures relating to assigned accounting functions.

Minimum Qualifications
Associate's degree in Business Administration or related field AND two (2) years of related experience; OR, four (4) years related accounting experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications
•Experience in high volume customer service environment.
•Demonstrated knowledge of FERPA.
•Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills.
•Experience in preparing reports, statements and reconciliations utilizing a variety of software.
•Experience in processing transactions with detailed accuracy.
•Experience with on-line accounting systems and knowledge of PeopleSoft or other similar student information systems.
•Experience with Salesforce or any other similar customer relationship management system.
•Experience using personal computers including Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.

Working Environment
•Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse
•Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work
•Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds
•Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
•Clearly communicate to perform essential functions

Department Statement
Student Business Services provides accounting functions in the areas of: Student Accounts, Cashiering Services, Collections, Tuition Assessment and Treasury Management.

ASU Statement
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Employment Verification Statement
ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement
This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; Student Business Services will not be a sponsor for this position.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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