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Bursar Job Description

A Bursar job description template to hire for your Accounting department.

About the Bursar position

We are looking for a skilled Bursar to supervise our organization's daily financial operations such as account managementÙ« fees collectionÙ« etc. You will have to oversee the financial and operational management of our organization making sure they are optimized and are in compliance with legal regulations.

Your primary duties include budget managementÙ« organizing financial proceduresÙ« revising and performing payments of suppliesÙ« etc. BesidesÙ« you will be responsible for a certain scope of administrative tasks such as reviewing employee contractsÙ« contacting local authorities whenever needed and ensuring that activities you supervise comply with legal regulations. We expect you to be able to work independently and to efficiently perform multiple tasks.

Bursar responsibilities are:

  • Supervise and control daily cash management operations
  • Supervise and control accounts receivable and payable
  • Manage organization's annual budget
  • Manage tuition fee books and receipts files
  • Create regular reports on expenses
  • Analyze cost and productivity of operations
  • Optimize existing financial procedures and design new ones
  • Review employee contracts and terms of services
  • Establish and maintain relations with peer organizations and local authorities
  • Prepare reports to organization's executives about performance and opportunities for investment or funding

Bursar requirements are:

  • 3+ years' experience of working on a Bursar position
  • Good knowledge of accounting procedures and best practices
  • Strong financial management skills
  • Practical experience with cash flow management and budget preparation
  • Good experience of creating reports and presentations
  • Good analytical and time management skills
  • Knowledge of basic computer tools such as MS ExcelÙ« MS WordÙ« etc.
  • BSc degree in AccountingÙ« Business Management or another relevant area; certification in School Administration is a plus

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