Payment Plan Accountant
College of William and Mary - Williamsburg, VA

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The College of William and Mary seeks applicants for the position of Payment Plan Accountant. The Bursarâ??s Office is responsible for student accounting, Cashiering and Receivables and Collections activities for the College. The office manages billings, collections, deposits and accounts for the revenue. Activities are performed within guidelines established by state and federal regulations and generally accepted accounting principles. The Payment Plan Accountant (PPA) is responsible for comprehensively managing the accounts receivable function associated with the Collegeâ??s tuition payment plan, unique Federal Government tuition and fee contracts and studentâ??s Virginia College Savings Plan (VCSP) contracts. The PPA manages the Collegeâ??s tuition payment plan through the Touchnet software and is responsible for the associated responsibilities of payment plan policies, publicizing the plan, monitoring plan payments and collection actions as required. The PPA also manages the individual Federal agency tuition and fee contracts by assessing contractual terms, initiating billings, tracking payments and posting payments to student accounts. The PPA also manages the VCSP program by monitoring all receivables under the contract, initiating billings and tracking all payments to the student accounts.

Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles relating to the accounts receivable function. Advanced working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Access. Excellent customer service, oral and written communication skills. Analytical Skills, to include the Ability to create and run reports as needed. Bachelorâ??s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field or equivalent combination of training and experience indicating possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Previous experience working in an accounting function,to include experience with central financial and administrative systems. Demonstrated proficiency with standard business word processing and spreadsheet software (specifically Access, Word and Excel) and automated accounting systems.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with Banner or Touchnet systems highly preferred. Previous experience working in an accounts receivable function; creating reports in various report writing software. Previous experience working for a higher Education institution within the Commonwealth of VA is a plus.

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