Student Accounts Specialist

Location New York, NY 10013
Date Posted February 23, 2022
Job ID 8376
Employment Type Contract
Scion Nonprofit has been engaged to conduct an immediate search for an experienced Student Accounts Specialist for our client, a prestigious higher educational institution in New York City. This fantastic career opportunity will work directly with a highly professional team working to provide innovative, private education. This is a full-time contract position and is onsite in Manhattan, New York, and ready for immediate hire!
This position with our client requires employees to report to work at a physical location in Manhattan, New York. As a cautionary measure, our client is asking all employees to be fully vaccinated including booster by the date of hire. If an eligible candidate is unable to get the COVID-19 vaccine due to a religious, medical, or disability-related reason the client will make available appropriate reasonable accommodations.
The Perks:
  • Work alongside an innovative and intelligent team of professional individuals!
  • Competitive compensation of up to $40.00+ per hour depending on experience!
  • Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance available while on assignment!
  • Full-time schedule, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday thru Friday!
  • 401k benefits available after a year on assignment!
  • The potential to be converted to a permanent employee if you are the right fit!
  • Responsible for the overall management, continuous improvement, training, and service improvement delivery in the Student Accounts Office
  • Assess tuition and fees each semester and generate tuition bills each month; draft the billing language and associated email communications to students
  • Oversee processing of refunds to students for overpayment of tuition via total of loans, scholarships, and/or personal funds; verify accuracy of sums refunded; and ensure students are not awarded financial aid in excess of their aid budget maximum
  • Manage the processing of cash receipts and student refunds and maintain compliance with federal cash management regulations; implement and maintain appropriate cash controls within Student Financial Services
  • Manage and participate with the Accounts Receivable staff in communicating via email or phone with students who are delinquent on payment of tuition
  • Monitor and document all payments received from students, staff, faculty, and external parties; prepare bank deposits of daily cash and check payments received, including donations
  • Meet with students by phone, email, virtually, or in-person to discuss their questions and concerns regarding payment of their tuition obligation; provide information to students who may wish to enroll in one of the monthly tuition payment plans offered via Nelnet, and take necessary steps to assist their enrollment
  • Each fall semester, process daily removal of health insurance fees from accounts of students who have waived their sponsored insurance coverage from vendor as identified by daily data reports downloaded from vendor’s site; reconcile student health insurance payment invoices to the school’s records of students enrolled in health care coverage; work with the Associate Dean of Student Life to determine accurate record of enrolled students
  • Manage the remaining Perkins loans and school’s institutional loans issued by the school and serviced for the school by Educational Computer Systems Inc. (ECSI); work with borrowers requesting forbearances/deferments and assist borrowers in arrears who wish to clear up their negative credit records due to delinquent or missed payments; arrange for the return of aging, unpaid Perkins loans to the Department of Education; review monthly invoices from ECSI for accuracy
  • Reconcile monthly total of daily online tuition payments (via TOUCHNET) posted in GL with corresponding payments recorded daily; refer accounts in serious arrears to collection
  • Review notices of changes to student enrollment status from the Offices of Admissions and Academic Affairs to ensure any required actions are completed; recognize prorated adjustments to charges and payments
  • Prepare annual schedules determining the prorated reduction of tuition (by date) for students who separate from the school from the first day of semester up to the date that constitutes 60% of the total days in the semester; calculate the final adjusted debit or credit tuition balances for these students; and prepare bills for the prorated balances as necessary
  • Notify the Office of Financial Aid of the portion of federal loan funds to be returned to the Department of Education based on the date of separation from the school and the applicable percentage of reduction of tuition
  • Collaborate with the Offices of the Registrar’s, Student Life, Financial Aid, and Academic Affairs on matters related to student registration, enrollment status, attendance, academic status, and other factors that affect students’ enrollment and payment obligations
  • Assist the Controller and work with the accountant as needed to reconcile tuition payments received from and/or checks issued to students
  • Perform additional projects as assigned by the Controller
Requirements and Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of accounting experience with a preference for experience in high education
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups at all organizational levels inside and outside of the school
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service and be a team player
  • Advanced Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with computerized administrative relational database systems, and computer accounting systems (preferably Ellucian/Banner and TouchNet applications)
  • Knowledge of Accounting functions with strong technical accounting and analytical skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field is encouraged
Compensation & Benefits:
Along with the pleasure of working alongside a highly knowledgeable team in an excellent work environment, this opportunity pays $40+ an hour (depending on experience) and provides paid sick leave, health benefits, and an additional 401k plan for long-term employees. Please note: companywide a high number of Scion Staffing contract placements turn into permanent positions for motivated and professional employees.
How to Apply:
For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and more information about your candidacy and interest. Apply today!
Scion Nonprofit Staffing is an award-winning national nonprofit recruitment and staffing specialist for nonprofit organizations, foundations, associations, and educational institutions! Since 2006, we have had the pleasure of successfully connecting thousands of talented professionals with incredible, mission-driving organizations across the country. Through our innovative team building and recruiting solutions, we bridge the gap in executive leadership searches, direct hire nonprofit recruiting, interim leadership placement, and temporary professional staffing.
Named an Inc. 5000 Top Fastest-Growing Private Company in America, we are proud to also be part of the Forbes lists of the Best Recruitment Firms and the Best Executive Search Firm in America, recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm, and identified as a top recruitment firm by The Business Times! Additional information about Scion Nonprofit can be found online.
Scion Nonprofit, a division of Scion Staffing, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent. For opportunities located in a region that have enacted fair chance, arrest or conviction-based employment ordinances, Scion Nonprofit proactively follows the enacted guidance and considers for employment all qualified applications with arrest and conviction records. We believe in following best practices and considering all qualified applicants.

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