Associate Bursar

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Bursar's Office/Student Loans

Position Title

Associate Bursar


Bursar's Office


General University

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Work Location

Macon, GA

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The purpose of this position is to plan, direct, and monitor all phases of service delivery and operation of the Mercer Bursar Office. This position is responsible for management of receivables and reconciliation of University accounts, as well as the implementation of University policies and procedures. Stays current with federal, state, and cash management regulations, identifies deficiencies in current procedures, initiating corrective action when required. This position also works closely with the University Bursar and serves as a representative on committees and at some University functions. This position is responsible for the management of seven clerical and administrative employees.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field, preferably in accounting or business, from an accredited college or university and three years of experience which must include general accounting, customer service and supervisory experience are required.  The successful candidate must display the following: (1) Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills and the ability to work with representatives from public and private entities and handle potentially sensitive situations; (2) Management, supervision, and extensive job related experience in hiring, managing, directing, and motivating staff; (3) Must be analytical and detail oriented; (4) Comprehensive knowledge of financial record keeping, procedures, and practices and the ability to interpret a wide range of written rules and regulations. Thorough knowledge and understanding of student financial operations in higher education environment; (5) Effective written and oral interpersonal and communication skills, knowledge of business management principles, methods and procedures; (6) Thorough knowledge of policies, procedures, and outside regulations pertaining to Title IV and cash management. Ability to apply extensive expertise to complex problems, develop sound conclusions, and recommend new or revised policies; (7) Extensive experience in managing administrative operations and systems analysis.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


Is a credit check needed for this position?


Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Pay Basis


FLSA Status


Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a bachelor's degree?

2. Briefly describe your financial record keeping experience.

3. Describe your customer service experience. Do you have any student services related experience?

4. What is your philosophy of leadership? Describe your experience managing/supervising employees.

5. Explain how you would handle a disgruntled parent who is unable to pay their tuition bill and feels that their child’s tuition account is incorrect. Nonpayment may result in the account being referred to collections and will prohibit the student from continuing their studies until paid.

6. Have you been in a position where you have worked with others outside of your department, and if so, how did you build or foster good working relationships?

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