Students Accounts Specialist

JOB SUMMARY:  Provides professional and administrative support to both the Student Enrollment Services Division and to Accounting and Finance and serves as the primary student accounts representative.


  • Maintains Student Receivables accounts: establish accounts, record the appropriate entries, reconcile balances, verify and issue students’ billings.
  • Provides customer service support via telephone, fax, email, and individuals coming into the Student Enrollment Services office.
  • Serves as the primary overseer and is recipient of all student-related account payment transactions.
  • Maintains billing-related student accounts including preparation of entries required to adjust/correct account balances; verify monthly student billings for outstanding account balances.
  • Ensures the restrictions screen for each student is updated as significant transactions occur.
  • Reconciles student-related payments and daily bank deposits; prepares all corresponding reports submitted to Accounting and Finance Office for review and integration.
  • Verifies and submits regular reports to Controller, including periodic Aging Report, and list of accounts currently on hold for non-payment.
  • Serves as liaison to collection agencies and third-party student account finance vendor, TMS.
  • Prepares and maintains statements for all special billings/invoicing.
  • Prepares reports and check requests for weekly refund check processing.
  • Researches and recommends uncollectible accounts for collections to the Controller.
  • Communicates with staff members in other departments concerning students’ financial status.


  • Knowledge of academic office procedures in higher education setting.
  • Knowledge of CAMS Enterprise software.
  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of how to operate various standard office machines.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in effectively dealing with people at different organizational levels both inside and outside the University.
  • Skill in exemplifying courtesy, friendliness, and patience.
  • Skill in utilizing in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, Internet and e-mail
  • Skill in working as a team member to accomplish departmental goals.
  • Skill in prioritizing multiple tasks.
  • Skill in working well under pressure.
  • Skill in problem solving and developing conceptual alternatives.
  • Skill in maintaining confidentiality of student records.


High school diploma or GED equivalent.


Non-Supervisory: One (1) year general office and/or customer service AND one (1) year cash handling experience required.


Associates Degree preferred.


Accounts receivables experience preferred and CAMS experience.


Anchorage, AK

11 day(s) ago

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