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Fredericton, NB
Accounting and Financial
Experienced
Full-time - Permanent
$32,856 - $45,293 / year

St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 1,900. Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds two Canada Research Chairs.

Reporting to the Comptroller, the Financial Services Officer is responsible for providing front line service for all aspects of student financial accounts including cash receipting and analysis of receivable records. The Financial Services Officer will take day-to-day direction from the Accounts Receivable (AR) Officer, and is also responsible to assist the Accounts Receivable Officer to monitor and maintain accounts receivable records and with collection activities to ensure student accounts are collected in a timely manner.

What you'll do

Responsibilities

  • Provides counter service for financial transactions which includes receiving payment of fees and student loans, and responding to varied requests and telephone inquiries from students and the general public.
  • Provides assistance to the Accounts Receivable Officer in maintaining the receivable function which involves:
    • analysis and interpretation of student charges and balances to determine accuracy of accounts;
    • reviewing student payment commitments and following up in a timely manner;
    • maintaining accurate records of student health plans to ensure appropriate coverage is maintained;
    • preparation of bank deposits as requested; and
    • production of reports and spreadsheets summarizing various financial information.
  • Deals directly with students with regard to payment arrangements and late payment of fees.
  • Prepares correspondence and other documents as required.
  • Performs other related duties as requested.

What you'll need

Qualifications

  • Graduation from a recognized, relevant community college or university accounting or financial program combined with a minimum of three years of experience in a professional, financial services environment.
  • Ability to use an appropriate level of assertiveness and persuasion to effectively collect amounts owing.
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and accounting programs.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Initiative and ability to organize and complete work assignments.
  • Understanding of basic accounting principles with respect to accounts receivable.
  • Ability to interpret rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures of St. Thomas University and Financial Services.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Accounts Receivable Analysis Attention to detail Communication Skills Customer Service skills Organizational Skills Records Students

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St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 1,900. Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds three Canada Research Chairs.

St. Thomas University originated in 1910, when Basilian Fathers assumed responsibility for St. Thomas College in Chatham, New Brunswick. The college began granting degrees in 1934, was renamed St. Thomas University in 1960, and relocated to Fredericton in 1964. St. Thomas now has 109 full-time faculty, and 12 buildings, several of which have earned architectural design awards and make the campus one of the most renowned in Canada.

Unique Approach to Education

St. Thomas is the only university in Canada wholly dedicated to the study of the liberal arts. A liberal arts education provides a broad base of knowledge and specialized skills that prepare students for a limitless list of careers or post-degree programs. Students gain a unique perspective from more than 30 academic disciplines as they choose from courses in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, sciences, and interdisciplinary fields. According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (2014), STU students rate faculty significantly higher than do their Maritime or Canadian counterparts while 91% rate their first-year experience as excellent or good and 91% would attend STU again.

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An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.