Welcome to Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC), a University System of Georgia (USG) institution that is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Atlanta Metropolitan State College has a rich history that is tied to the City of Atlanta for which it is appropriately named. The college offers high quality baccalaureate, associate and certificate programs that are challenging, comprehensive and very affordable. Atlanta Metropolitan State College currently serves about 3,000 students and is situated on a beautifully landscaped Southwest Atlanta campus; which is located ten minutes south of downtown Atlanta and fifteen minutes north of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

This is a professional accounting position that requires strong computer, customer service, communication, interpersonal, collections, and accounting skills. Individual will be responsible for the collection of past due student accounts and thorough analysis of all receivables with the objective to decrease bad debt. Individual will also be responsible for return to Title IV calculation, and analysis and reconciliation of all accounts receivables and revenue accounts.


Normal work hours are 8:30 am – 6:00 pm. Extended hours required during registration periods, including Saturdays and as directed by the Bursar.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Coordinates and collects payments related to student accounts receivable.
  • Prepares, manages, and follows up on student account billings, contract billings and other institutional accounts receivables.
  • Monitors, controls and reduces A/R balances and bad debt write offs in accordance with Board of Regents and College policies by reviewing the Banner Aging report on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy and validity.
  • Responsible for printing and mailing statements to maintain current and accurate accounts receivable and past due notices.
  • Develops an effective schedule when following up with past due accounts and determines which accounts need to be assigned to outside collection agencies.
  • Analyzes and resolves billing or payment problems. Identifies errors or discrepancies and assists students and their parents with questions regarding their account and follows through to resolution.
  • Maintains thorough documentation on all accounts that have been assigned to outside agencies and provides data, reports, and spreadsheets when requested by management.
  • Updates accounts to reflect student payments made to collection agencies.
  • Records accounting entries to reserve and write-off bad debt.
  • Works closely with collection agencies and maintains records on all accounts deemed uncollectible after one year.
  • Prepares bad debt documentation and forwards delinquent accounts for final collection efforts and write-offs to the Bursar for review.
  • Performs monthly and yearly aging reports.
  • Prepares and follows up on student account billings, contract billings, and other institutional account receivables.
  • Completes return to Title IV calculation for withdrawn students.
  • Performs the daily reconciliation of Banner feed AR accounts to the PeopleSoft financial system.
  • Supervises cashiers and serves as backup cashier when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field is preferred. 5 or more accounts receivable collections experience in an academic setting required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Requires a high energy and detail-oriented professional that exercises sound judgment and excellent customer service.
  • Must follow State of Georgia collections laws and Board of Regents guidelines to ensure the College functions in compliance of laws and regulations.
  • Utilizes techniques to minimize the amount of account receivables.
  • Working knowledge and experience in the Fair Debt and Law Practices, bankruptcy laws and FERPA.
  • Must be able to take initiative, independently plan, and coordinate workload and troubleshoot account issues with the ability to resolve.
  • Ability to meet and serve students, staff, and faculty tactfully and effectively, and maintain effective working relations with other employees.
  • Considerable knowledge of registration processes and procedures how they relate to the Business Office.

Atlanta Metropolitan State College is an equal employment opportunity employer. Atlanta Metropolitan State College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or military/veteran status.

EVerify # 111036

4/2/2008

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel including the use of a computer keyboard; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear including the use of a telephone. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


POSITION DISCLOSURE

Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Atlanta Metropolitan State College and the University System of Georgia guidelines.