Reconciliation Accountant

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Accounting
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Posted on April 12, 2021

Job Description

As a member of the Bursar's Office, the Reconciliation Accountant will perform reconciliation and reporting of Banner funds and accounts receivable related to the federal, state, institutional and third party sponsors of aid to Virginia Tech students, local loan programs, and other Bursar funds. The accountant will work closely with University Scholarships and Financial Aid (USFA) staff to research and resolve discrepancies with the monthly and year-to-date statements and aid disbursements. This position will provide professional, courteous customer service to students, families, sponsors and university departments in person, by telephone and by email concerning student and university accounts, including billing, scholarships, financial aid, outstanding and credit balances, payment and budget tuition plans. The Reconciliation Accountant will need to have knowledge of policies and procedures across operations of the Bursar's Office and understanding of key student areas such as Financial Aid, Registration, Housing and Dining, Health Center and Veterans services.

Required Qualifications

  • Degree or certificate in accounting, business administration or related field of study or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of GAAP accounting and practices and internal controls related to payment monitoring, acceptance and compliance
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently, handle diverse tasks, and work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Customer service experience working with a variety of people in a high volume, dynamic environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure with a high degree of accuracy and meet deadlines
  • Experience with performing financial calculations, reconciliations, and dispute resolution
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications with high proficiency in Excel & Word
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree or higher in Business, Accounting or other related field
  • Experience in higher education, accounts receivable, or student financial aid
  • Experience with enterprise systems like Ellucian Banner

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Salary Information

$45,000 - 50,000

Review Date

May 3, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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