Association of Business Administrators of Christian Colleges

Accounting Assistant/ Fiscal Analyst

Western Seminary
Portland, Oregon, United States
27 days ago


Position Summary: The Accounting Assistant/ Fiscal Analyst is responsible for the Accounts Receivable (A/R) function for all campuses of Western Seminary. A/R includes all functions related to general, student, and gift revenue. Provide back-up as needed for the Accounts Payable (A/P) function and VP Finance on various month-end accounting processes.

Essential Functions:

  • Daily recording and posting of all student payments and other Day Sheet transactions. Generate Day-Sheet reports for entry into General Ledger.
  • Monthly review of student A/R balances. Work with AVP Finance to follow up on outstanding student account balances, either after the semester due date, or for late monthly Payment Plan payments.
  • Provide exemplary customer service by assisting students over the phone, by email, and in person. Observe and explain pertinent deadlines, policies, and procedures related to the business office and cash-related transactions. Collaborate, when needed, with WS Student Services and Advisors to ensure timely response and resolution of any issues.
  • Support the semester-based application of employee waivers; send bills for governmental third parties who partner with payments.
  • Deposit check donations, and enter related donation report into the general ledger.
  • Provide backup and support to WS Accountant as needed in accounts payable processes included paying Invoices, Check requests, Employee reimbursements and Direct Loan payments. Initiate and process bi-weekly Paymerang payments and checks in coordination with AVP Finance.
  • Provides analytical support for routine budget projects.
  • Advises administration and staff regarding available options and budgetary implications.
  • Assists in preparation of operational budgets for departments; reviews expenditures to ensure conformance with budgetary provisions.
  • Compiles data and prepares reports.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Evangelical Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the World Evangelical Alliance Statement of Faith and the Seminary’s governing virtues.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Three years’ accounts receivable, or administrative or other related experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new things and solve problems.
  • Attention to detail in this position is essential to the departmental goal of receiving an audit without deficiencies
  • Demonstrated outstanding ability to organize tasks and manage projects, work independently, and schedule ongoing work efficiently and effectively
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills. Very good with public contact and hospitality.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle personnel and financial matters with accuracy, efficiency, confidentiality, integrity, and good judgment.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Suite required.
  • Prior experience in accounting software preferred.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64656756
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Position Title: Accounting Assistant/ Fiscal Analyst
  • Company Name For Job: Western Seminary
  • Job Function: Business (CFOs,
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
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