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Posted Job Title
Student Account Specialist - Student Registration and Financial Services - Division of Finance
Job Profile Title
Financial Administrative Coordinator
Job Description Summary
Manage and process third party contracts using Banner AR module, with dollar volume greater than $30M annually; Bill third party sponsors and reconcile third party receivable account; process sponsor payments and journals and provide management reports; Higher level Banner functional skills required to perform application of payments, design queries for student account populations including financial hold and pre-collection accounts; Support Student Accounts department daily operations
The Student Accounts Specialist reports to the Director of Student Accounts.Â The position will process third party contracts and payments from state, private and government sponsors, including military tuition assistance, and HUP tuition benefits for dollar volume greater than $30 million.Â The Student Accounts Specialist will analyze and query Banner AR data to support billing, financial hold and collection processes, improve management of student account processes for targeted populations, and research and resolve account discrepancies with vendors and the Penn community.Â The Student Account Specialist will also be responsible for communicating with students, staff, Penn community members and vendor partners for all student account issues.
Process third party contracts using the Banner AR contract module, collect sponsor authorizations, process military and HUP tuition payments greater than $30M annually
Process student account financial adjustments, process sponsor payments (check and wire), work with Treasurerâ™s Office to research wire payments, process financial journals as necessary
Bill sponsors for amounts due, monitor sponsor receivable, remove student account credit for overdue sponsor payments, reconcile contract receivable account, provide management reports
Higher level Banner functional user skills required to perform application of payments, build queries for specific populations to monitor pre-collection and financial holds
Analyze Banner AR information to identify outstanding balance issues, monitor refund process and develop targeted communication to affected students
Review and research student account transactions, daily system output, respond to student requests requiring update to late payment penalties, account adjustments, check posting, etc.
Assist with back to school, freshman cycle and other SRFS business processes as necessary
Perform additional duties as assigned
HS/GED with a minimum of 5 to 7 years of related Accounts Receivable experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. BA/BS Degree in Finance or Accounting are strongly preferred.
Knowledge of bookkeeping or accounting principles to include posting of debits and credits and General ledger posting
Experience in Ellucian/Banner Suite required, Experience with TouchNet, ECSI preferred.
Experienced Excel user
Office, library, computer room
Typically sitting at a desk or tableÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Division of Finance
$20.00 - $36.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00010870
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.