Student Financial Services Counselor (Student Accounts)

Posted on August 7th, 2019 by Travis Dix

The Student Financial Services Counselor works directly with the Associate Director of Student Accounts to serve both Traditional and Non-Traditional students.

This position performs financial data entry, receives, processes, and accounts for student payments; records bank receipts; performs daily reconciliation of receipts, disbursements, and currency.


Bachelor’s degree; supplemented with one (1) year of related work experience in accounting, banking or related field, demonstrated ability to work with administrative software programs, strong organizational and communication skills. Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.

Knowledge of admissions, financial aid/billing policies and procedures and financial aid application processes as well as a knowledge of accounting principles is needed. Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collection of tuition and fees.
  • Processes on-line registration payments.
  • Processes the tuition payment plan payments.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Assists with review and reconciling the student deletion list for non-payment.
  • Assists with preparing the annual 1098T reporting.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Physical & Mental Demands/Work Environment

The duties of this position require performance of the following activities and work in the described environment, with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Almost constant interaction with others requiring clear communication (speaking and listening) in person and telephonically
  • Must be able to work closely with others as part of a team
  • Visual and hearing acuity required to perform assigned work, including meetings and individual conversations
  • Much work is performed while sitting although standing and walking are at times necessary
  • Ability to lift, carry or move items of up to 10 pounds, occasionally up to 20 pounds, such as supplies, binders, or files, at times
  • At times, work may require pushing/pulling, reaching, bending, twisting, climbing (step ladder or stairs), or crouching
  • Work uses fine manual dexterity to use equipment involving levers, buttons, keyboards, and switches as well as frequent handling of small items and paperwork
  • Must be able to change tasks frequently, occasionally work an irregular work schedule, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, work under time pressure, and work in a noisy or distracting environment
  • On occasion will need to perform tedious and exacting tasks; must be able to think logically and perform advanced math functions
  • At times will need to use office equipment such as telephones, printer, copier, scanner, scissors, stapler, and computer.  Will use software including Microsoft Office, Foxit or Adobe PDF software, andothers
  • Work environment regularly includes noise/vibration
  • Travel may be required within Danville and surrounding area
  • Work locations include an office environment and educational campus

Submit Letter of Interest, Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), and 3 Professional References to:

SFS Counselor Selection Committee
420 West Main St., Danville, VA 24541


Please note:

  • Background checks are required for all positions.
  • An applicant must have an unrestricted right to work in the U.S.
  • Averett University’s policies, programs and activities, including hiring practices, comply with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression and veteran status.
  • Averett University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.