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Director, Student Financial Svcs/Bursar

San Jacinto College
Houston, TX 77049
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San Jacinto College

Equal Opportunity Statement: The San Jacinto College District is committed to equal opportunity for all students, employees, and applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, pregnancy, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

Director, Student Financial Svcs/Bursar - District Office

Essential Job Functions
  • Ensures compliance with Department of Education's Cash Management Regulations (CFR 688.164) and the fiscal management of scholarship funds including oversight of drawing down funds from the Department of Education using current system for scholarships awarded to students. Prepares financial reports. Consults with government regulatory agencies to ensure the college conformance with applicable standards.
  • Manages all student financial account activities, including, but not limited to, the College's tuition revenues, and all other student-related incidental charges and revenues. Works with the awarded collection agency to ensure timely collections of amounts owed to the College.
  • Administers the College's Merchant Services processes including all credit card transactions and settlements. Ensures College compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) regulations.
  • Provides leadership, guidance, assistance and directives to all college business offices in all cashiering functions, and to program and COE directors/managers regarding program and course charges.
  • Collaborates with the Dean of Financial Aid Services, Registrar, and adjacent departments to ensure there is a concerted and synchronized effort towards student service. Leads and directs accounting of Scholarship Funds, including but not limited to Department of Education Title IV grants.
  • Prepares financial portions of audit schedules for State, Federal, internal and external auditors, including but not limited to, the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards and Schedule of Expenditures of State of Texas awards.
  • Provides accurate and timely reporting to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and other state and federal agencies. Acts as resource for Finance to interpret Business Office procedures, College policies and procedures, and the rules and regulations of THECB and other external agencies. Recommends and develops changes to the policies, regulations and procedures as needed.

Additional Job Functions:
  • Work in partnership with internal and external auditors.
  • Develops, coaches and supports staff. Encourages professional development and skill training within budgetary constraints.
  • Advises Associate Vice Chancellor, Finance and Comptroller on the interpretation and application of federal and state laws and regulation as related to student financial services and accounts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to demonstrate and adhere to the College values
  • Proven management and leadership skills
  • Willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction
  • Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • In-depth knowledge of GASB and GAAP and its impact on community colleges
  • Effective customer service skills
  • Effective MS Excel and Word skills
  • Strong analytical, financial, problem solving and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Requires attention to detail, analyzing information using logic to address work related issues, thorough in completing tasks, and displaying a cooperative attitude
  • Must be hands-on and able to drive projects to completion within appropriate budget and timeframes
  • Requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging goals and ability to master tasks
  • Strong organizational and presentation skills to convey information effectively to others
  • Aptitude for interpreting and communicating financial data to individuals from a non-financial background
  • Successful experience working cooperatively and collaboratively with various levels of an organization to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving, and results
  • Conflict resolution skills and calm presence to deescalate difficult situations
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with others in and beyond the Finance division
  • Student-centered focus and work ethic
  • Ability to actively foster a respectful, positive work environment that welcomes all people

Education and Experience:

Required Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or another business-related field

Preferred Education:

Master's degree in finance, accounting or another business-related field

Required Experience:
  • Five years of supervisory experience in a combination of professional accounting, budgeting and finance roles
  • Experience with an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system

Preferred Experience:
  • Successful bursar or student accounts experience and knowledge of FERPA
  • Knowledge of basic student registration functionality and financial aid award process
  • Experience with an online third-party payment tool such as TouchNet
  • Knowledge of IRS rules related to IRS form 1098-T
  • Advanced Excel skills such as Vlookup, Index, and Pivot tables
  • Experience with Ellucian Banner
  • Experience managing multiple projects and priorities proactively
  • Experience streamlining and automating processes and working for continuous process improvement
  • Experience advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion and supporting students from diverse backgrounds


Preferred Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


The duties of this position require a physical presence at the assigned on-site work location during unrestricted operations with very limited or no opportunity for remote work arrangements.

Salary Grade: 34

Salary is based on the Board-approved salary schedule for the current fiscal year. See Salary Schedule

Requisition Number: req2940

Posting Close Date: 7/5/2021


Posted: 2021-06-05 Expires: 2021-07-07

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