PERRY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE: Student Accounts Receivable Specialist - Yakima, WA

Employer: Perry Technical Institute

Job Description:
Under the direction of the Assistant Controller, the Student Accounts Receivable Specialist will perform cashiering, accounting, and clerical tasks related to the efficient maintenance and processing of accounts receivable transactions within the Business Services Department.


Duties are performed in an office setting. Working effectively and collaboratively in a team environment is a must. This is a non-exempt, full-time, regular position. Hours for this position are Monday – Thursday 6:30 – 4:30 with a 30 minute paid lunch.

WAGE RANGE: $21.00-$22.00 per hour

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Perry Technical Institute pays 100% of employees’ medical, dental and vision premiums and 50% for qualified dependents. The benefits package also includes participation in a 401(k) with a 4% match and profit-sharing opportunity, flexible spending plan and an employee assistance plan. Employees accrue paid time off (accrue 5 hours per pay period; increases over time up to a max of 6 weeks per year), a 30-minute paid lunch break, 12 paid holidays, and 4-day work weeks.


Associate degree or certificate from an accredited technical school in business and/or accounting; an equivalent combination of education/experience; or three years’ experience in accounts receivable.
Experience with cash handling and automated cashiering systems.
Experience with Microsoft Office programs and the ability to use computerized database programs, specifically Excel.
Must be willing to consent to a drug test.


Three plus years’ experience in accounts receivable.
Experience with accounts receivable including collecting payments and working with collection agencies.
Hands on experience with an integrated database, preferably Jenzabar.


Primary cashier for the Business Services Department. Due to being the primary cashier good attendance is essential to serve our students.
Collect and accurately process payments for tuition, fees, work orders, etc.
Reconcile, post, and prepare daily receipt reports for bank deposits.
Post all incoming cash, checks, ACH, and credit card payments in computerized accounting system.
Deposit checks to bank accounts using electronic check scanner.
Work with incoming, current, and former students to answer account, billing, and payment questions.
Perform regular review of student accounts receivable. Coordinate with students, instructors, and the Deans to ensure timely collection of payment.
Run/review account statements as needed and apply late charges where appropriate.
Coordinate with instructional departments on the preparation and processing of work orders and posting invoices. Follow up on overdue work order balances.
Assist with new student orientation; review payment plans with incoming students.
Coordinate with Financial Aid and Controller to accurately track and report institutional loans.
Work with the Assistant Controller and Accounts Payable to process student refunds in compliance with the Department of Education, ACCSC, and Washington State regulations.
Maintain the Accounts Receivable Procedure Manual in OneNote ensuring documentation of procedures are kept current.
Communicate effectively and interface with students and staff in a professional, approachable manner.
Exemplify excellent customer service when greeting students, instructors, staff and guests.
Show courtesy, friendliness, helpfulness and respect.
Demonstrate an attention to detail and good follow-through.
Other duties as assigned.

Contact Person:
Phone: 509-453-0374
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $21.00 - $22.00 /HR

Posted on August 29, 2023

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