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Accounting Specialist I

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 5/24/23

Job Description

Department: Student Financial Services

Full Time

Open until filled: Yes

Requisition: 202300192S

Educational and Experience Requirement:

Associate degree in accounting or related field. Three years of experience in accounting or related field. A combination of education, experience and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities will be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Performs a variety of highly complex clerical accounting tasks requiring a moderate use of independent judgment and a good working knowledge of bookkeeping principles for the department.

Primary Responsibilities:

Performs complex clerical tasks such as analyzing and reconciling student accounts receivables and collection of past due balances. Responds to inquiries regarding student accounts receivables. Provides exceptional customer service via email and telephone to students, parents, and collection agencies. Performs data entry, electronic organization of data, and balance of collection reports. Distributes invoices and notifications using Mail Merge. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Requires the ability to handle large volumes of data entry with speed and accuracy. Must have working knowledge of using calculator, adding machine, typewriter, and computer. Requires proficiency and accuracy in all duties performed. Work is performed mostly in a general office or other reasonably pleasant working area with an almost complete absence of disagreeable working conditions. Requires the ability to perform work of considerable complexity, which involves working independently towards general results, devising new work methods, interpreting policy, or meeting new conditions necessitating a high degree of ingenuity, initiative, and judgment. May devote from 25% to 50% of time to routine contacts by telephone with employees of other work units in obtaining or supplying information relating to work.

Up to 40% of this position, over the fiscal year during off-peak periods, may be performed remotely as determined by the supervisor.

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Physical Address:

Human Resources Department

1831 University Ave, John W. Thomason Bldg. Suite 202

P.O. Box 2356

Huntsville, TX 77341-2356

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Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...