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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Bursar
Position Classification Code: C1011
Job Family: Business, Accounting and Finance
Pay Level: 12
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Custodian of institutional funds. Oversees tuition and fees, bill payment, and tax credits. For students, responsible for the assessment of student tuition, financial aid disbursement, and billing. For faculty and staff, responsible for accounts receivable, petty cash, and payments.
Standard Duties:
Oversees the overall operations of student financial services, billing and receivables, and cashiering functions of the university. Provides direction and leadership in financial management, fiscal policies review and changes; conducts special studies as required; ensures compliance with university, state, and federal regulations and standard accounting procedures. Provides periodic reports of receipts and technical information to the university community and to external funding agencies. Recommends and participates in the development of University policies and procedures; may serve on University planning and policy-making committees. Encourages 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. Directs the implementation, administration, and recordkeeping of the Direct Lending Program. 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 organization's goals and objectives; oversees recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of unit staff. Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses. Represents the University 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 organization. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations, and university financial policies and procedures. Knowledge of accounting and accounts receivable principles, methodology, and practices. Knowledge of cashiering and cash management principles, systems, procedures, and standards. Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures. Knowledge of software to quantify and illustrate complex financial reports, comparisons, impacts, and/or projections.
Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
Ability to write reports containing technical information. Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources. Ability to plan and evaluate programs. Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources. Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Five (5) years of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-