About Baltimore City Community College
Founded in 1947, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a comprehensive, urban institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s campus is located in West Baltimore; the institution also has several satellite locations throughout the city. With its broad range of degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, and extensive outreach, BCCC offers educational opportunities to the citizens of Baltimore City and throughout the state of Maryland. BCCC serves nearly 14,000* students annually, providing credits that transfer to four-year colleges and universities as well as workforce training leading directly to job placement. The College is proud of the fact that nearly 90** nations are represented within the student body.

* Based on annual unduplicated credit and non-credit headcount for FY 2018.
**Based on fall 2018 credit enrollment.

Requisition Number: 2022-075
Posting Start Date: 4/21/2022
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Minimum Education: Bachelors
Additional Documentation: YES
Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Bursar/Director of Student of Accounting

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Description/Job Summary

The Bursar is senior level position responsible for providing oversight for the staff and managing the office, budget, programs, and student accounting services for Baltimore City Community College. The Bursar reports to the VP for Finance and Administration and is responsible for providing leadership, vision, planning and direction. This position is responsible for the overall operations of student financial services, billing and receivables, and cashiering functions of the College. The Bursar provides direction and leadership in financial management, fiscal policy review and changes; ensures compliance with College, State and Federal regulations and standard accounting procedures. The Bursar oversees supervision of the office staff, including but not limited to allocation of duties, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions. The Bursar ensures staff are familiar with office policies and procedures and establishes internal controls. and safeguards college resources in accordance with institutional policies. The Bursar must bring leadership and will operate as a collaborative, strategic, forward-looking thinker and doer who demonstrates integrity, confidentiality and with a priority for attention to detail and accuracy.

***PLEASE UPLOAD 7 PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES***

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Oversees the overall operations of student financial services, billing and receivables, and cashiering functions of the College;
  • Manages the departmental budget;
  • Provides professional level financial reports; audits, analysis, and reconciles student accounts for accuracy and compliance with all pertinent procedures and regulations, identifies weaknesses in internal controls and safeguards assets; and retrieves and verifies data;
  • Ensures proper recording and accounting of financial transactions to include registration feeds, financial aid awards, refunds, billings, waivers, student accounts receivable, collections and disbursements; oversees reconciliation of all funds received including electronic funds transfers and via mail; posts and returns Chapter 33 Veteran’s Administration payments as needed;
  • Provides direction and leadership for fiscal policy review; conducts special studies as required; ensures compliance with College, state, and federal regulations;
  • Provides periodic reports of receipts and technical information to the college community and to external funding agencies;
  • Recommends and participates in the development of College policies and procedures; may serve on college planning and policymaking committees;
  • Assures customer-oriented staff interaction with students, parents, and administrators.
  • Interacts with internal and external auditors, participates in auditing projects, or provides information and access to accounting records as required;
  • Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement;
  • Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the College's goals and objectives; oversees recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of Bursar staff;
  • Represents the College to various institutional divisions as well as externally to governmental agencies, vendors, students and their parents, and/or the general public;
  • Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the College;
  • Develops, implements and maintains departmental policies and procedures and ensuring Title IV regulatory compliance;
  • Supervises student accounting, cashiering and record-keeping function to collect student fees, fines, and loan payments;
  • Coordinates purge function, debt write off, payment plans and other options for student payments; institutes collection proceeding as necessary for payment plans, defaults, non-sufficient fund checks and others debt; Coordinates refund and debt processing for student payments and student services with other offices (financial aid, records and registration);
  • Manages student billing disputes; represents the College at hearings with the central collection agency regarding student defaulted accounts;
  • Ensures the College procedures are in compliance with State, Federal and College regulations; maintains working knowledge of compliance with current federal cash disbursement regulations; determines cash needs for Federal Financial Aid programs, and for coordinating cash requests from the Department of Education; and
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • ***PLEASE UPLOAD 7 PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES as an additional document***
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business or related field from an accredited college or university;
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressive, relevant work experience in student accounting services, budgeting and accounting operations
  • Seven (7) years of supervisory experience managing a Bursar, student accounting office
  • Demonstrated experience in a higher education setting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in business field
  • Experience as a bursar or other senior/director level student accounting position.
  • Experience working in a college or university diverse environment
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BCCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

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