Major Duties: General summary: Performs a variety of complex accounts receivable functions in accordance with standard procedures and supervisory review. Provides a wide variety of administrative support for the department in the pre-collection/collections area, such as phone, email and walk in student service, along with delinquent account collection placements.- Applies advanced skills and knowledge of departmental policies and procedures to perform one or more of the following areas: general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable or other related area.- Manages financial records. Develops and monitors budgets, reconciles accounts, researches and resolves discrepancies, posts information, and processes payments and billings. Prepares financial documents. May prepare forecasts or make budget recommendations.- Serves as a liaison with University departments and/or outside agencies to resolve discrepancies and provide information on policies and procedures.- Engages in office management and project coordination.- Creates and maintains spreadsheets for use in reporting and tracking.- Prepares department payroll, prepare cash deposits and perform other clerical functions. - Applies advanced skills and knowledge of departmental policies and procedures to perform daily duties in the accounts receivable area.- Provides training and supervision to staff and student employees.
Minimum Qualifications: - Associate's degree or two years of college coursework in a related field from an accredited institution.- One year of relevant experience.- Basic accounting concepts. - Accounting system experience.
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.