Bursars work in educational environments where their main responsibility is to ensure that all outstanding student fees are paid in a time efficient manner. They develop and implement financial policies that work closely with accounting systems in order to determine school expenditures and revenues.

Bursars are required to manage sales ledgers and authorization of purchase invoices along with managing petty cash. Bursars are expected to possess at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting as this work can be a bit complex at times. If you have it in you, the following resume may interest you for your job application process.


Bursar Resume Sample


Sammy Woodrow
300 Rancho Circle ● Las Vegas, NV 71010 ● (969) 999-9999 ● myname @ email . com

Bursar – School Division

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: Over 5 years of work experience working as a Bursar in an academic arena. Recent experience includes monitoring accounts receivable balances and collections, auditing transactions and ensure collections processes for past outstanding tuition invoices. Skilled in developing and implementing student payment policies and procedures and overseeing archiving of financial documents


• Introduced a fee payment system that worked with available due dates in order to provide reminders for outstanding fee amounts
• Wrote articles on planning and implementing core payment policies akin to invoices and processing scholarship payments


Nashville High School, Las Vegas, NV | May 2008 – May 2013
• Monitor student accounts for outstanding fee payments
• Receive and post payment transactions
• Issue cash refunds and manage sponsorships
• Make daily deposits and corresponding documentation
• Provide counseling services to students regarding their accounts and related information

Nashville High School, Las Vegas, NV | May 2007 – April 2008
Accounting Intern
• Assisted with determining outstanding payments
• Prepared ledgers and balance sheets
• Assisted in performing record keeping activities and data entry
• Wrote proposals for financial aid programs
• Performed light bookkeeping activities


Nevada State University, Las Vegas, NV – 2006
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting


• Excellent communication skills
• Working knowledge of accounting principles
• Advanced computer software skills
• Ability to work well in a fast paced environment
• Detail oriented with well honed organizational skills