Accounting Specialist

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

ID: 7084563 (Ref.No. 21A400095)
Posted: September 2, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

Rider University seeks an Accounting Specialist who will be responsible for processing and reconciliation of Rider University payments and will work closely with Finance. Some payments include student accounts receivables, tuition & housing deposits, department, and miscellaneous payments. This position is also responsible for distribution of petty cash.

The Accounting Specialist must be able to respond to correspondences and questions by phone and email in a timely manner. Also, process mail, prepare bank deposits for armored car pickup and request and receive money from bank.   The Accounting Specialist will operate independently in prioritizing own workload and that of others in determining how best to accomplish work objectives.   

Position Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • Banking experience
  • Basic accounting background, the ability to handle large sums of money and process credit card transactions
  • Ability to problem-solve issues arising from the above transactions
  • Provide excellent customer service to the university community
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to keep information confidential

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

Three or more years working in a banking or related environment.  Ellucian Banner, Cognos and E-Commerce platforms including Touchnet & Nelnet experience is preferred. 

About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University has been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 386 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Internal candidates must apply no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.
The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.


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