Student Accounts Loan Counselor/Accounts Payable Clerk, Business Office

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May 4, 2021



The Student Accounts Loan Counselor/Accounts Payable Clerk performs a variety of accounting activities involved in the maintenance of student accounts and all Foundation and other university loans.  This individual coordinates and prepares the legal documents, maintains the records, administers the billing and collections and handles the daily inquiries for Foundation and other loans.  This position provides assistance to students and their parents by phone, email, mail and in person regarding the status of the student’s receivable and/or loan receivable; coordinates debt collection and manages past due accounts sent to collection agencies; balances ledgers and performs a variety of related daily and monthly bookkeeping functions; prepares yearly audit reports.  This individual is also cross trained in Accounts Payable to handle payment processing, audits expense reports, requisitions, and invoices and monitors and audits travel advances; manages abandoned property; and ensures appropriate dissemination of Accounts Payable payments. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position that pays $12.88 per hour.


Required qualifications include a high school diploma or GED; exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; college level accounting courses or a minimum of one year office bookkeeping experience; strong organizational skills, must be detail-oriented and accurate; proficiency at working both independently and with others; strong critical thinking and problem solving abilities; flexibility and adaptability; history of dependability and reliability; exhibit professionalism, self-motivation and a strong work ethic; familiarity with technology, experience with computer software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; and the ability to maintain confidentiality of student records.

Preferred qualifications include prior experience with computerized accounting software and Banner software; prior customer service experience; experience in debt collection; and prior experience with loans or other receivables and payables.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, completed staff application form, academic transcripts, and contact information for three professional references online at or by mail to:

Truman State University
Human Resources MC 101
100 E Normal Ave
Kirksville, MO 63501

Review of applications will begin May 12, 2021, and continue until position is filled.  Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.  Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or

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