POSTING DATE: November 12, 2012

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus


Business Office




The Business and Finance Assistant is responsible for various financial related functions, primarily in regard to student accounts, general accounting and accounts payable.


1.  Analyze and process student credit checks weekly, and respond to questions from students and staff.

2.  Coordinate credit release dates among administrative offices, post notices to students and correspond with WBU External campuses about those release dates.

3.  Verify direct deposit information for student accounts and resolve matters when problems arise. 

4.  Record student address changes in Power Campus and Great Plains.

5.  Process and maintain signed hold forms for student accounts.

6.  Deposit cash batches to bank.

7.  Reconcile various external campus bank accounts monthly, and correspond with external campus personnel regarding banking matters.

8.  Submit a monthly report of mortgage payments directly to the Chief Financial Officer, and post mortgage payments to the general ledger.

9.  Various online banking tasks, including but not limited to the following:  Initiating wire transfers, stop payment requests, cancelled check copy requests, and downloading statements.

10.  Monthly review of invoicing for employee benefits, initiating payment by wire transfer and recording journal entries to the general ledger.

11.  Complete credit applications and W-9 forms for vendors.

The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job.  Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer and Controller.

QUALIFICATIONS: A commitment of Christian Higher education and in agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.
Education, Certification and Licence:

1.  Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting or related field is preferred, but not required.

2.  Work experience in accounting or book keeping will also be given consideration.

Experience & Knowledge:

1.  Two (2) years of office experience and related accounting experience is preferred, but not required.

2.  One (1) year of experience in a customer service environment is preferred, but not required.

Skills & Abilities:

1.  Exercise excellent phone etiquette.

2.  Possess strong organizational skills.

3.  Display excellent verbal and written communication skills.

4.  Devote attention to detail oriented tasks.

5.  Possess exceptional interpersonal communication skills.

6.  Knowledge of MS Office such as Word, Excel and Outlook.

7.  Demonstrate the ability to work independently on assigned tasks.

8.  Able to work collectively with administrative team associates.

9.  Be punctual.

10.  Must be customer service driven.

11.  Be able to multi-task.

12.  Demonstrate professional appearance.

Additional Requirements:

Must have no delinquent or defaulted items on Credit Report.  A credit check will be conducted to insure the requirement is met.

THE UNIVERSITY: Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university. The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and the Virtual Campus offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.

Applications may be submitted online or you may download it from the top of this web page by clicking on Application for Employment.

Interested individuals MUST submit the following information:

1. Letter of Interest

2. Completed University Application of Employment with Faith Statement (Link to Application Below)

3. Current Resume

4. List of Current References

Please send this information to:

Ron Appling, Director of Human Resources

Wayland Baptist University
1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #389
Plainview, TX 79072
Phone: (806) 291-3451
Fax: (806) 291-1981


Position will remain open until filled.

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, or disability. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purposes.