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Accounting Supervisor

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Business and Financial Services

Job Description

The Accounting Supervisor oversees the accounting team in the Bursar's Office, reviewing the reconciliation of various state funds, local funds, and the Title IV aid program. They work with the Financial Aid Office to ensure complete disbursement of available financial aid funds, coordinate cash management, and supervise aid billings, including to the Department of Education and the VT Foundation. To provide management with information to aid in decision-making, and to comply with the Commonwealth's quarterly reporting guidelines, the Accounting Supervisor prepares reports, tracks variances, and analyzes Accounts Receivable data for the Bursar's Office. They also serve as the liaison between General Accounting and the Bursar's Office to ensure a successful feed of daily revenue and payment transactions from the Accounts Receivable system to Finance. This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining AR detail codes and annually updates the percentage splits of all comprehensive fee detail codes. The Accounting Supervisor assists departments who post general receivables in the AR system with the correct procedures for reporting and reconciling their revenue to Finance and serves as a resource for Bursar and departmental staff on related topics.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field, or equivalent level of training and or experience.
  • Accounting or reconciliation experience, including demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting and applying complex policies and procedures.
  • High comfort level working with technology, including spreadsheet software to perform data analysis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in accounting or finance or a related field.
  • Previous experience working in a higher education environment, especially student accounts or financial aid.
  • Previous experience using Ellucian's Banner, including the accounts receivable module, or another comparable ERP.
  • Demonstrated familiarity and experience interpretating of federal, state, and local laws and regulatory processes related to accounts receivable management and/or student accounts.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of SQL or another structured querying language.

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Salary Information

Salary range of $63,000-$68,000

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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.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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