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Penn State University Talent Acquisition Accounting Manager 3, in University Park, Pennsylvania

Job # : 89157, Accounting Manager 3, Bursar, Finance and Business, University Park Campus ( https://psu.jobs/job/89157 )CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission, and as part of this mission Office of the Bursar/Student Financial Services is seeking a motivated individual to fill a full-time position as an Accounting Manager. This individual will be responsible for the accounting, reconciliation and compliance of all federal, state, private, and university financial aid programs including grants, loans, and external awards funds. The Accounting Manager will perform various tasks such as preparing financial reports, providing data for the University Financial Statements, monitoring and preparing reports for campus based aid cash management, completing year-end close process, drawing down federal funds from the Department of Education, and assisting in the preparation of Penn State's Financial Operations Report and Application to Participate (FISAP) report. This position interacts with various Penn State offices and outside agencies and also provides exceptional customer service at all levels including interactions with students and parents. Typically requires a Bachelor.and.#39;s degree or higher plus six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Suite applications and excellent communication skills are required. Experience with student and business systems/software is highly desirable. This position requires excellent problem solving skills to plan, organize, and direct work objectives, priorities, and deadlines, and delegate tasks; ensure established standards of continuous quality improvement are met; ensure operational and strategic directions and accountability; identify opportunities and implement changes to existing processes procedures, policies, and plans, and provide leadership for outstanding customer service at all levels of the organization. Completion of a favorable background and credit history check is required. This position is required to be compliant with Federal Regulations, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and privacy laws such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA).