Oct 06, 2019

Accounts Receivable Accountant

  • Clarity LLC
  • New York, NY, USA
Full-time Education Accounting and Finance

Job Description

The Accountant - Accounts Receivable role supports to the school's Business Office and reports to the Controller. The accountant in this position is responsible for the billing, collecting, and reporting of all tuition and other program revenue. This role requires strong customer service skills, an accounting background, and excellent attention to detail.

RESPONSIBILITIES

TUITION MANAGEMENT

  • Records all monthly charges, credits and payments in the accounting software (Veracross)
  • Processes credit card payments and prepare bank deposits
  • Reviews data and generates monthly billing statements
  • Maintains a clear arrears list and provides timely reports to the Controller and CFO
  • Corresponds with parents/other constituents regarding outstanding tuition balances
  • Prepares financial affidavits/invoices and remits to corresponding attorneys offices
  • Liaises with the Administrative Assistants, the Director of Student Life and the Advancement Office to generate invoices for extracurricular activities and special events
  • Liaises with the Financial Aid Committee to manage contracts and billing for all financial aid families
  • Provides customer service and responds to billing inquiries

ACCOUNTING

  • Ensures cash receipts are properly accounted for as part of the cash reconciliation process
  • Reconciles accounts receivable on a monthly basis
  • Reconciles deferred revenue and earned revenue on a quarterly basis
  • Prepares journal entries as part of the monthly close process
  • Supports the annual audit and generates required schedules
  • Produces other reports and performs other analysis as needed

RECORDS MANAGEMENT

  • Manages the collection of enrollment contracts for returning students
  • Tracks financial documents for each student and files them in a timely manner


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; BA or BS in accounting, business or finance is preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in accounting or finance is required
  • Prior experience in customer service or collections is preferred
  • Prior experience in education or in the non-profit sector is preferred
  • Prior experience with Financial Edge, Senior Systems, or Veracross is preferred

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Exceptional customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Excel and accounting skills
  • Outstanding problem solving and initiative-taking
  • Energetic team player and role model
  • An exemplary representative of the School
  • Resounding ability to exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality


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