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Accounts Receivable Specialist III

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Office Support
Role: Accounts Receivable Specialist III


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

Varies: MT 10:15-7:15, WTH 7:45-4:45, F 8:15-4:45

Rate of Pay:

This position is a grade 12 with a minimum of $41,100 and a mid-point of $54,800. Salary offer will be commensurate with the education/experience, in alignment with the College’s compensation philosophy, and the current CBA, if applicable.

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

An employee in this classification performs work of moderate difficulty by providing accounts receivable functions for third party billing and internal departments. Work is distinguished by the ability to ensure compliance with accounting principles, communicating with students and departments regarding accounts and maintaining confidentiality. General supervision is provided by the assigned manager.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Associates degree in accounting; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  2. Minimum of three years experience in accounting, including generally accepted accounting principles and the handling of confidential information.
  3. Working skill in interpersonal interaction to be applied to a variety of individuals with differing education, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
  4. Working skills in organization, verbal and written communication.
  5. Good knowledge of MS Office Suite.
  6. Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends when required by the department’s needs.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Additional college level accounting courses preferred.

Essential Duties:

  1. Coordinate the third-party billing system, by working with students, external agencies and multiple internal departments.
  2. Monitor accounts for failed payments and credit card charge-backs by students and multiple internal departments.
  3. Reconcile all cash and credit card receipts on a daily basis and prepare the appropriate forms. Count the vault and reconcile any discrepancy.
  4. Assist the Finance Department during monthly bank and Gl reconciliations.
  5. Assist the Early Childhood Lab School and Corporate Training Department with invoice processing and collections
  6. Assist the Student Accounts Coordinator as required.

Other Duties:


  1. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.
  2. Ability to work a flexible schedule, which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

Physical Demands:

Sedentary (up to 10 lbs occasionally, sitting most of the time)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 4/1/2024. Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 4/8/2024 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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