Accounting Technician

State of Minnesota Mankato, MN
Job Details

Job Class: Accounting TechnicianWorking Title: Accounts Receivable Technician

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 06/12/2018

Closing Date: 07/05/2018

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota State / South Central College

Division/Unit: Accounting/Finance

Appointment Type: Unlimited, Full-time

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $18.17 - $25.69/hourly; $37,938 - $53,640/annually

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 207 - Technical/AFSCME

Work Area: Finance & Operations

Location: Collegewide - North Mankato home campus

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

Under limited supervision, administers and maintains the South Central College's accounts receivable. The incumbent provides financial information, instructions and support especially to students regarding their financial obligation to the college; provides financial information to non-profit and outside governmental agencies, companies and other college personnel; adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and provides guidance to other office staff relating to FERPA and the interpretation of other rules and regulations relating to the Minnesota State System, Department of Education, and Minnesota Department of Revenue. Responsibilities include coordinating and monitoring the financial aid disbursement, third-party billings, tuition waivers and refunds processes; managing the collection process of past due student accounts; reconciling PSEO, private scholarships, veterans' funding and other awards. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining confidentiality and credibility with the community served.

1. Responsible for all accounts receivable activities relating to student and customized training accounts

2. Responsible for accounts receivable activities to all non-student accounts

3. Coordinate and monitor the printing and disbursement of financial aid and agency-offset checks

4. Coordinate all collection activities with Minnesota Department of Revenue (MDOR)

5. Coordinate and monitor the refund process created by student withdrawls/waivers

6. Set up and/or assist with tuition and fee tables, AR tables and the year term calendar done on a yearly basis within the Minnesota State AR system


Minimum Qualifications:

* Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) sufficient to analyze, interpret, and prepare financial information, records and reports; locate errors; and recommend solutions to procedural or other fiscal problems.

* Knowledge of the Minnesota Accounting and Procurement System (MAPS), or other private or governmental accounting system, sufficient to query and compile records and reports, and assist with preparation and maintenance of spending plans, financial status reports and budget requests.

* Working knowledge of electronic spreadsheets, word processing software, computers and other office equipment such as calculators.

* Mathematics skills sufficient to calculate, review and reconcile data and balance accounts.

* Ability to design, interpret and explain work procedures and operations and provide advice on fiscal policies and procedures.

* Ability to read and write a variety of materials in English.

* Strong communication skills are required

Preferred Qualifications:

* 2-year degree and relevant accounting experience

* Experience with accounts receivable and customer service experience is preferred

Additional Requirements

In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

Application Details

Other Information

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Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

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If you have questions about the position, contact Eileen Darling at or 507/389-7234.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email Please indicate what assistance is needed.

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