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Accounting Associate II

Accounting Associate II

Department:                               Business Office                        

Employment Detail:                  Permanent, Part-Time (20 hours per week)

Salary:                                      $12.219/Hour

Applications received by January 28, 2019 will be guaranteed full review and consideration.  Applications received after that date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

DUTIES:

Debt Collections

  • Locate and notify customers of delinquent accounts in order to solicit payment.  Work with customers to identify most effective repayment plan.
  • Act in an advanced collections role by initiating discontinuation of service related to delinquent accounts; researching borrower’s history and ability to pay and setting up non-traditional repayment plans in unusual circumstances.  Includes soliciting payments, posting to appropriate accounts, preparing statements of proper credit and keeping records of collection status.
  • Accounting for bad debt collections including monitoring of accounts turned into collection agencies.

Accounting/Cash Management

  • Responsible for cash payments, deposits and cash reconciliation
  • Preparation of daily bank deposits
  • Run Access queries and reports for semester billing, refunds and other miscellaneous information.

Customer Service

  • Assist students and parents to resolve issues and questions regarding student accounts.
  • Assist faculty and staff with questions on financial transactions.
  • Assist students, faculty and staff at the front counter.

Cross Training

  • Vendor Maintenance
  • Canadian Tax Forms
  • Reconciliation of credit card accounts

Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience with accounting database or software systems
  • High level of proficiency in the operation of personal computer and software programs, including Word, Excel, and electronic mail

REQUIRED SKILLS: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be extremely detail oriented and able to multi-task efficiently
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, as a team and independently
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to interface with internal and external customers daily

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or related field
  • Experience dealing with debt collections.
  • Knowledge of The State of Montana and University System policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Banner Student and/or Banner Finance.

For full consideration application materials must be complete.  

Please include a cover letter addressing qualifications, a resume and contact information for 3 professional references. 

Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check. 

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To request an accommodation, contact Cathy Isakson 406-496-4380; cisakson@mtech.edu

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