Educational Credit Management Corporation
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Director of Student Finance
at Educational Credit Management Corporation
Choosing a career with ECMC Group means joining a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students succeed. With a vibrant mission and values, great benefits, and strong community involvement, ECMC Group companies are an ideal team to join.
The Director SFA (Student Financial Aid) Accounting provides federal student loan reconciliation for Zenith campuses. This position also performs fiscal accounting functions for all schools pertaining to Title IV funding and assists in the development of audit tools and reports for management. This position is responsible for the reconciliation of Title IV draws per G5 to disbursements posted to student accounts.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Financial Aid Processing and Systems
- FISAPS monitoring of spending levels of funds for all Zenith schools thorough knowledge of G5 functions for cash requests authorizations and reporting
- Responsible for COD reconciliations
- Perform all functions related to Title IV accounting
- Responsible for all campus-based fund management, activities and reconciliations
- Performs with third party vendor on end of year SFA –A133 audit
- Performs other duties as assigned
People Management and Training
- Supervise day-to-day operations of assigned workers. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the company policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
- Maintain a current knowledge of all government regulations and requirements to ensure compliance with applicable laws.
- Complies with all Zenith and ECMC Enterprise Policies
- Performs other duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree required
- 5+ years’ experience in SFA Title IV Accounting functions
- 5+ years’ financial aid experience within a proprietary school environment managing Title IV programs to ensure compliance with corporate objective and Federal/State regulations
- 3-5 years’ experience managing staff to effectively monitor and develop business operations and meet corporate objectives
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
- Ability to manage conflicting priorities and handle multiple tasks/projects concurrently
- Ability to effectively organize, plan, control and prioritize work/projects. Ability to regularly communicate progress to appropriate stake holders. Efficiently manages resources and understands work/project scope, key players, urgency, inherent risks and business benefits.
- Displays and promotes high standards of ethical conduct and behaviors consistent with organizational and government standards
- Ability to consistently carry out job responsibilities to meet deadlines. Ability to deliver on commitments as promised and able to acknowledge when commitments are not met and takes appropriate steps to fulfill what has been promised
- Ability to clearly and effectively convey information to individuals or groups. This includes the ability to choose the appropriate method or methods of communication
- Demonstrates the ability to analyze, identify and solve problems while using sound judgment. Able to implement solutions to address business issues. Knows who to involve and takes appropriate action
- Ability to anticipate, understand and manage customer expectations and consistent delivery of services. Clearly and effectively conveys information
- Reports to (title only) – AVP, Financial Aid Compliance & Training
- Direct Reports (titles reporting to this position) – SFA Accountant
Office: Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office environment that requires normal safety precautions (such as in typical office or administrative work).
Sedentary work: Job involves sitting most of the time; walking, lifting, bending, standing etc. may be minimally required.
Rarely if at all – less than 10% of the time.
ADDITIONAL PERTINENT INFORMATION:
- Required to work normal hours to successfully perform the job responsibilities
- May need to work nights and weekends to complete assignments
- Frequently subjected to interruptions, multiple calls and inquiries
- The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate
At ECMC Group companies, we don't just talk about valuing our employees, we back it up by providing a generous benefits program, as follows:
- Health benefits—include medical, dental, vision, life and disability, and flexible spending accounts
- Wealth benefits—include 401k with a generous employer match
- Additional benefits—include robust health and wellness program, paid time off and holidays, birth/adoption bonus time off, tuition assistance, student loan reimbursement and more
ECMC Group's corporate headquarters are located in Minnesota, but job opportunities span across the country and range anywhere from an office setting, to on-the-road sales and even college classroom settings.