Accounting Specialist/Student Accounts

About Mount Mercy

Mount Mercy University is a Catholic, coeducational university founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 enrolling approximately 1800 students. The University offers a variety of liberal arts, professional, accelerated and graduate degree programs on a picturesque campus overlooking the city.

Position Summary

Mount Mercy University is seeking candidates to fill the position of Accounting Specialist/Student Accounts Representative. Involved in all aspects of student receivables and primarily responsible for the collection of former student receivable accounts. Assist with maintaining and managing online payment systems. Assist with the analysis, planning, and implementation of new processes to better meet the needs of both internal and external customers. Provide all reconciliations and general accounting support as necessary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all former student collection activities.
  • Assist with all student billing activities.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding student accounts in person, on the phone and in writing, in a professional, efficient and timely manner.
  • Maintain records/files in accordance with FERPA.
  • Work closely with other student services offices to investigate, analyze and provide resolutions when addressing student issues.
  • Complete all necessary reconciliations.
  • Assist the Business Office staff.
  • Assist Director for Business & Finance with the annual external audit.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, finance or related field required or a minimum of three years of recent related work experience.
  • Personal computer experience in word processing, spreadsheets and database programs
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Mount Mercy University policy.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter (including salary requirements), resume, and contact information for three professional references. Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: with the subject line “Student Accounts/ Accounting Specialist.” Paper application materials will not be accepted. Position will remain open until filled.

The successful candidate must also demonstrate a willingness to support Mount Mercy’s mission as a Catholic university providing student-focused education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Mount Mercy University welcomes those of different faiths and is committed to excellence in education and community service. Mount Mercy University is an equal opportunity employer and smoke-free campus.