Manager, Accounts Receivable

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Manager, Accounts Receivable

Do you believe in the power of ideas, possibility, and in building community?

Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is looking for an experienced and detail-oriented manager, accounts receivable to provide oversight and leadership in the areas of student accounts receivable processes for the university.

This is a permanent, full-time position and hours of work are 35 hours per week.

Why AUArts?

Alberta University of the Arts rests on the traditional Treaty 7 Territories of the Blackfoot people and in the spirit of our collective effort to promote reconciliation, we acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Confederacy, which includes Siksika, Piikani and Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, the Stoney Nakoda First Nations (Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley), Metis Nation Region III, and all those who make their homes in the Treaty 7 Region of Southern Alberta.

AUArts is a community of thinkers, shapers, makers and risk takers. We are students, faculty, staff and alumni rich in diversity of culture and thought, challenged to fearlessly explore what moves us, drives us, and implores us to see the world differently.

The Alberta University of the Arts offers its 1,100 students studio-based programming that leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in one of nine disciplines, a Bachelor of Design in one of two, and an MFA in Craft Media. It has deep roots in Calgary’s creative community and will soon be celebrating its centennial.

The Opportunity

Competition #2223-JL-MP-03

Reporting to the manager, finance & accounting, the manager, accounts receivable will have primary responsibility for the assessment, collection, monitoring, and communication of student accounts as well as leading system and process improvements.

This role will oversee direct reports with responsibilities in cashier services, general accounting and account reconciliations, as well as functional direction to others in the department and organization regarding student payments and awards and student account information, providing advice to ensure compliance and meeting operational needs.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead and oversee the full life cycle of student accounts, from assessment of student fees through to the collection and reconciliation.
  • Responsible for the configuration of student fees and the monitoring and maintenance of student account information within the Student Information System (Banner) and the broader system environment, including regular system upgrades and testing.
  • Add and remove student account holds and resolves account discrepancies and the collection of overdue payments.
  • Communicate, promote, and advise of fee payment schedules and deadlines for students and faculty.
  • Coordinates the payment of student awards.
  • Liaise with internal departments and leaders to ensure relevant student account information is effectively communicated and coordinated.
  • Manage team including hiring, performance and developmental management and work assignment.
  • Provide training to staff on accounts receivables processes and systems. effective, and more useful reports and analysis.
  • Provide statistical analysis and operational and financial reporting of accounts receivable activity.
  • Prepare month and year-end accruals and reconciliations. Responsible for the annual preparation and configuration of T2202’s.
  • Responsible for the reconciliation of third-party accounts for payment, including AUArts Student Association membership fees and health and dental fees, SAIT fees and City of Calgary UPass fees.
  • Design, lead and implement various projects including process improvements, student accounts receivable improvements, and performance dashboard tools, reports, templates, and SOP’s.
  • Provide training to staff on updated processes and systems.
  • Represent the department in various committees, as assigned.
The successful candidate will have:
  • Degree in business administration, or equivalent.
  • Member in good standing with Chartered Professional Accountants Alberta.
  • 2-5 years experience in related financial administration and accounts receivable.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with overdue accounts and debt collection.
  • Proficiency in accounting software (e.g., Sage 300), Microsoft Excel and financial systems integration.
  • Proficiency in data reporting and analysis.
  • Finance and accounting experience in a post-secondary environment is an asset.
  • Knowledge of post-secondary legislation, policies, and procedures is an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience with Student Information Systems (e.g., Banner) is an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience with Enterprise Resource Planning Systems is an asset.

AUArts offers an attractive benefit package, with annual salary dependent upon skills, education and experience.

How to Apply

Applications must include the following in a SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT:

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Please upload your single document to the “Resume” section – do not upload any documents to the “Cover Letter” section. You will be required to create an account in order to submit your application. Please visit our Application FAQ’s page to ensure your application is complete prior to submission.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Further information about AUArts is available on our website at

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AUArts is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversity of the university. We encourage expressions of interest from all qualified applicants for consideration for this or other suitable vacancies although applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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