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Student Accounts Manager

Apply now Job no: 492693
Work type: Exempt Staff
Location: Gambier, OH

Kenyon College is conducting a search for a qualified candidate to serve in the position of Student Accounts Manager in the Accounting Office. This is a full time, 12-month position. Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the Students Accounts Manager oversees the maintenance and reconciliation of all student accounts and the maintenance and supervision of the monthly student billing invoice system. Duties also include oversight of the student loan collections process, which includes institutional and Federal Perkins loans.

The Student Accounts Manager is accountable for transactions posted to the student accounts database, the monthly billing of tuition and fees, the collection of payments on student accounts, all parent and student inquiries related to student accounts, financial aid reporting, student loan billings and collections, tuition payment plans, medical plans and the tuition refund insurance plan. Daily interaction with other offices on campus is also necessary.

This position will need to stay abreast of the federal laws related to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the disbursement of Federal Title IV funding, oversight of the Federal Perkins loan program, and Federal Title IX regulations. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, annual processing of IRS Forms 1098T and 1098E.

The Student Accounts Manager is responsible for the supervision, training and evaluation of the Student Accounts Coordinator and should possess demonstrated leadership skills and a mentoring mindset.

A successful candidate will have at a minimum a two-year degree, with some accounting coursework, with preference given to candidates with a four-year degree.  Some experience in an accounting environment is also required. This candidate will have strong skills in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word, as well as general knowledge of information technology systems. This position serves as the steward of the student accounts records; therefore the Student Accounts Manager must have the ability to work independently, possess strong organizational skills, and be detail oriented. The area of the student accounts management requires a sensitive and discerning approach, with strong adaptability to change and problem solving, and the ability to shift attention from one task to another. Strong oral, as well as written communication skills are essential when relating to parents, students and colleagues. This position will require extended working hours during peak billing and audit periods.

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement (suspended for the 20-21 year), and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.

Kenyon is a unique place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.

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