Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.
The Finance Associate performs budgeting, accounting, and spending activities for all Housing & Residence Life (HRL) student staff and leaders and the University Residence Government (URG) and National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). Provide training to all students and staff that purchase with state funds. They will also reconcile and post all student housing deposits.
Responsibilities and Duties
Provide oversight of Resident Aassistant (RA) programming funding process to include: review and approve expense requests, prepare petty cash vouchers, create and maintain database of funding usage, audit receipts, submit funds replenishment requests. follow up with student receipt concerns, bill student accounts if needed, work closely with Auxiliary Services Business Office (ASBO) and Working Fund, and purchase programming items via online orders.
Serve as reviewer for the deposit process, so student account postings can be reconciled prior to deposit being entered into system. Enter student housing deposit revenue into the Deposit Management System (DMS). Provide oversight for URG/NRHH funds. Create and maintain fiscal year spreadsheets detailing expenses and revenue, purchase programming items, and train RA staff and professional staff on RA funding process. Ensuring emphasis on adhering to TU and state guidelines. Order and monitor use of meal tickets for departmental events.
General office back up whenever needed for answering phones, assist students/parents with questions regarding housing contract process, contract renewal process, on-line room sign up process, options for residence living, policies, room assignments, room damage bills and fees from housing on student accounts. Serve on departmental committees, workgroups, or special projects as assigned. Represent the department/division on University committees and projects as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills
High school diploma or equivalent
Three years accounting clerical experience
General knowledge of accounting standards
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Salary and Benefits
$37,418 annually and full University benefits that include annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. Applicants with TU or USM service may receive salary credit. To learn more about our benefits, click here. TU also offers a variety of great perks and discounts, which can be found here.
If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you. For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application. This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.
The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety.
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).