Student Accounts Specialist

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

Position Title

Student Accounts Specialist


Bursar's Office


General University

Vacancy Number


Work Location

Macon, GA

Job Type


Job Category


Hours Per Week



This position is the primary customer service representative for Student Engagement to include our texting platform, Mongoose. Primary customer service representative for high touch accounts – including Pre-ABSN, ABSN, Medicine, and Pharmacy students. Responsible for Alternative Student Lifecycle and collection for this population to include receipting tuition revenue and monitors accounts for delinquency and specialized reporting. This position completes all daily cash and Nelnet integration reconciliations, ensuring that all student payments are allocated to the appropriate term and enrollment. Responsible for notifying the Coordinator and Assistant Bursar of discrepancies in accounts and to review for further action. Primary backup to Bursar Office Coordinator and Student Support Specialists. An understanding of the collection cycle, various billing rates, various degree and program requirements, and office & University policies including, but not limited to, Uncashed Checks and withdrawals, are required. Ability to use discernment on escalation is also necessary.

Required Qualifications Requires high school diploma or GED and minimum of three years of experience with accounts receivable, bookkeeping, data entry and customer service. Evidence of successful collaboration, compassion and service skills is required. Must be detail oriented and committed to quality of work product. Must exhibit the ability to organize, follow through with work commitments, problem solve and have excellent interpersonal and conflict-management skills. Excellent communication skills are
essential in working with students, staff, faculty and other external customers. Necessary experience required in handling large sums of money, computer data entry skills, and basic understanding of accounting
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. Describe your customer service experience.  Do you have any student services related experience?
2. Briefly describe any work experience handling cash and any bookkeeping/accounting related experience.
3. 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?

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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