Washington & Jefferson College
  • Washington, PA, USA
  • Full Time


The Bursar supervises and coordinates student billing and collections processes, oversees the Accounts Receivable staff in the Business Office, and provides cash management for state and federal funding.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages student billing process by coordinating the transfer of all pertinent data between the various offices involved, i.e.-Financial Aid, Registrar, Residence Life.
  • Responsible for the collection of all student receivables, i.e.-Tuition, Perkins Loan, endowed College loans, and any miscellaneous receivables.
  • As overseer of Accounts Receivable function duties may include performing bookkeeping and cashier duties.
  • Responsible for the draw-down of federal grant funds, i.e.-Title IV financial aid and private research grants.
  • Generates month-end and interim account analyses for administration, faculty, and student groups as needed.
  • Provides support to the Accounts Payable and is responsible for the preparation and distribution of Form 1098-T.
  • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of accounts receivable codes, tables and rates within the academic computing software system.
  • Primary contact with third party service agencies.
  • Works with Financial Aid office to complete annual FISAP.



  • Bachelor's degree required. In field of Business or Accounting preferred.
  • 3+ years of managerial experience required.
  • Experience at a Higher Educational institution preferred.
  • Excellence in problem solving and communication.
  • Knowledge of financial reporting pertaining to budgets and general ledger.


Supervisory Duties

This role requires overseeing the Accounts Receivable Staff.



The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job.  Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.


Job Description Status The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position.  Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required.  Washington & Jefferson College reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs.  This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.

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