Jobs Posted on the Whova Community Board of Spring 2022 Virtual FOCUS Conference
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Supervisor of Third Party Collections
Virginia Tech The Supervisor of Third Party Collections is responsible for leading a team of Accounts Receivable Clerks to ensure that the team’s customer service goals, transaction processing responsibilities, and accounts receivable targets are achieved. This position reports to the Director of Student Accounts and frequently interacts with students, parents, and other customers to resolve issues. This requires a cooperative working relationship with the Registrar, Financial Aid, Graduate School, Admissions, and various other administrative and academic units. The supervisor has primary responsibility for third party billing and payment of any scholarship or student support not awarded by the university, such as from student sponsors, private sector awards, military billings (to include Veterans, ROTC, Army, Navy and Air Force), and college savings plan distributions. This position is responsible for establishing exemptions, processing departmental requests for payment, and the management of contracts in Banner to support tuition awards for employees and graduate students.
Audit Associate/Staff Auditor
Radford University Assists in planning audits and/or plans recurring audits. Applies knowledge of accounting, auditing, financial, and risk management while performing audit procedures set forth in audit programs. Obtains, analyzes, and appraises audit evidence. Prepares conclusions reached based on evidence obtained. Adequately documents all audit work performed to support conclusions. Identifies business issues and develops recommendations for University management. Demonstrates professional initiative in performing research and provides consulting services to University management on varied financial, operational, and compliance issues. Produces non-standardized work products as necessary. Responsible for directing student worker on performing cash counts and other verifications. Responsible for performing cash counts and other verifications as needed. Assists with special projects, investigations, and other activities as assigned. Communicates and discusses recommendations on matters of significance with University management. Assists in the preparation of reports. As appropriate, follows up with management to determine that adequate corrective action has been implemented. Performs other duties as assigned, including administrative and indirect audit activities. Obtains annual continuing professional education credits sufficient to meet the U.S. Government Accountability Office requirements. Works independently on audits, investigations, and other projects as assigned. Regularly exercises professional discretion and judgment. Consults with supervisor at key points in the process in accordance with departmental procedures. Advises University personnel on various financial, operational, and compliance issues in accordance with departmental procedures.
Manager of Cashiering and Special Programs
Radford University Reporting to the Bursar, the Manager of Cashiering and Special Programs participates in efforts to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Bursar operations and systems. Overseeing the operations of cashiering, reconciliations, and individualized cohorts of student populations this position performs various analyses using standard system reports, ad hoc reports and reports/queries against the student information, and information from other partners to ensure data integrity. This position manages treasury services related to the cash management office including, but not limited to, bank deposits, miscellaneous receipt transactions and student transactions. This position oversees specific planning, billing, reporting, and monitoring of student activity for specific cohorts. Ensures compliance with university, state, and federal regulations and standard accounting procedures.
Fixed Asset Specialist
James Madison University The Fixed Asset Specialist administers the Equipment Trust Fund (ETF) Program for the university, coordinates the physical inventories for university departments and provides customer service to departments and external customers. This is a full-time position with benefits.
Virginia Military Institute Financial Analyst, reporting directly to the Institute’s Treasurer, performs the following duties: Serves as the Institute’s Agency Risk Management and Internal Control Standards (ARMICS) Coordinator, ensuring compliance by performing internal control reviews/assessments and developing appropriate policies and procedures. Serves as Restructuring Act Coordinator: researches/interprets state legislative and policy requirements, coordinates implementation across departments, monitors compliance with state management standards, and coordinates with Government Relations Team. Oversees Risk Management program: provides guidance on risk management issues; conducts risk management reviews and assessments; maintains State database of vehicles and buildings; processes property and liability claims. Administers real property transactions to include leases, easements, sales, and purchases; maintains and calculates Post-wide square footage space utilization; performs quality control on Post-wide Facilities Room Inventory. Assists with management of physical plant operating and maintenance budgets. Performs benchmarking studies, operations audits, staffing studies and other special projects. Assists Treasurer’s Office and other departments on fiscal issues as needed. Performs other duties as required. Required qualifications: Knowledge of accounting principles and techniques such as that gained from a Bachelor's degree in Accounting; knowledge of computer systems and associated accounting/financial software packages and strong analytical skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Preferred: CPA; governmental accounting experience, knowledge of rules of various regulatory agencies as they relate to higher education operations, services, and financial reporting, and the required forms, reports, and filings. For more information about VMI, please visit our Web site at http://www.vmi.edu
George Mason University The George Mason University, General Accounting Department invites applications for a Senior Accountant position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Position:
The Senior Accountant performs a wide variety of complex analytical and administrative duties to support financial analysis, reconciliations, implementing new GASB standards, accrual basis accounting, trending, and reporting.
Assume a major role in gathering and analyzing data to support strategic financial analysis and reporting. Assist in monthly reporting, including variance analysis, transaction research, bank and account reconciliations, and accrual basis accounting. Provide data analytics to support the development of financial trending and modeling projects and reports; Prepare schedules to support adjusting journal entries to the Trial Balance for the University’s external financial statements, the Annual Comptroller’s Directive, the annual IPEDs Finance Survey, and other financial reporting and analysis as required; Assist the Financial Reporting team in the state audit process; Support maintenance of the Banner Chart of Accounts; and Provide support as needed, and serve as backup for the other Senior Accountants, the Financial Reporting Manager, and the Director of Financial Reporting. This requires supporting and cross-training with these positions in a variety of areas.
Administrative Information System (AIS) Functional Specialist
Virginia Community College System This position is responsible for the functional administration of PeopleSoft Financials’ Administrative Information System (AIS) and PeopleSoft Campus Solution’s Student Information System (SIS) modules and related middleware and interfacing systems as well as extensive customizations. This position will work as part of a cross-functional support team for these two systems to ensure that daily operations and interfaces with outside systems are properly supported. To be successful in this role, the candidate must learn the agency’s business, establish strong working relationships with the technical staff, and support the business units and 23 community colleges with their technology needs. Working knowledge of Oracle-based financial products or SQL. Demonstrated ability to apply computerized solutions to complex functional accounting needs and objectives. Demonstrated ability to analyze problems for scope and complexity and develop solutions. Demonstrated accomplishments in the performance of high-level end-user systems support services in the maintenance, upgrade, installation, and optimization of a large Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Strong ability to debug system issues. Ability to translate complex technical terminology, concepts, and issues in terms understandable to technical and non-technical staff. Demonstrated comfort communicating across multiple mediums with a staff of diverse experience levels or geographic locations. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain user and system documentation and provide user training. Graduation from a college or university with major studies in information systems and/or accounting or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience in information systems, accounting, or related field. Extensive knowledge of and/or experience with functional system administration and maintenance. Extensive knowledge of and/or experience with system interfaces/integrations.
Student Accounts Representative
Christopher Newport University This position is responsible for the collection activities and due diligence efforts for the University according to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Attorney General’s Office regulations; customer service and student finance communications; and accounting and AR adjustment posting and processing.
Accounts Receivable Clerk II
Virginia Tech Provides professional customer service to students, families, sponsors and university departments in person, by telephone and by email concerning student and university accounts, including billing, scholarships, financial aid, outstanding and credit balances, payment and budget tuition plans. Requires knowledge of policies and procedures across operations of the Bursar’s Office and understanding of key student areas such as Financial Aid, Registration, Housing and Dining, Health Center and Veterans services. Ensures compliance with federal regulations related to privacy and confidentiality of student and other customer information.
Responsible to receive payments/monies paid to the University and process through cash receipts system, and to distribute all types of university checks.