Human Resources

Title: Accounting Clerk
Classification: C2
Department: Accounting Business Office

Job Summary:
Provides daily support duties for Student Accounts/Accounting Office.Primary Duties & Global


  • Uses various methods to collect debts owed to the University.
  • Processes the referrals of delinquent accounts to collection agencies.
  • Processes and reconciles all benefit billings for payment.
  • Assists the Payroll Office in preparation of student payroll during the academic year.
  • Interprets information from computerized records systems and answers questions.
  • Relieves the receptionist and bank desk clerk during breaks, vacations and salary continuation.
  • Processes student account payments.
  • Assists on the Billing Hotline.
  • Enters data to the appropriate mainframe system.
    Other related duties as assigned.

Secondary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and processes out-going mail and checks for distribution.
  • Reviews the outstanding encumbrances and vouchers lists for accuracy.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • High school graduate.
  • Minimum of two years related work experience and/or relevant training.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to operate office equipment.
  • Ability to provide quality customer service.
  • Ability to maintain satisfactory work performance and attendance records.
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Type 45 wpm accurately; spelling competency (minimum 80% accuracy).
  • Experience with various computer software applications.
  • Experience with various computer software.
  • Data entry experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Some college course work.
  • Experience in higher education.
  • Experience with mainframe applications.

Supervision Received:
Receives supervision and work assignments from a designated supervisor, although other staff members in the unit may provide work direction.

Supervision Exercised:
May be responsible for the coordination of work assignments for student employees.

Revised Date: September 1997 For questions regarding employment, email Human Resources Employment Information. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.