Business Office – Shorter University

Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review annually include Shorter on their lists of best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, associate’s, and master’s programs.


Note: Effective March 10, 2016 Shorter University will no longer accept American Express as a form of payment. 
Effective April 1st, a convenience fee will be charged on payments made online with a credit or debit card.  At the time of payment, you will be prompted to accept the convenience fee.  Any payments made online with a checking account will not be assessed a convenience fee.  As always a check mailed to the business office or any payment made at the business office located in Sheffield-Thompson will not be assessed a convenience fee.


INSTRUCTIONS TO GET 1098-T FORM ELECTRONICALLY

Visit https://heartland.ecsi.net/index.html

  • Please make sure you are using a desktop and/or laptop, the website does not work with tablets or phones.
  • You do not have to register for this site, please follow directions below:
  • Click “To access your 1098-T tax form, click here.”
  • Type in and look for Shorter University and click on the schools name then click submit Fill out the information requested:

First name
Last name
SSN
Zip code (this will be the zip code that is reflected on your student statement)

  • Click the box that states you are not a robot
  • Click “submit”
  • You will then be sent to your 1098T
  • Click the plus sign + to the right of your 1098-T statement, this will allow you to view your 1098-T and print the document if needed.

Business Office Location 
315 Shorter Avenue
Rome, GA 30165

Phone: 706-233-7222
Fax: 706-233-7322

Hours of Operation (Monday – Friday)

Phones: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm ET
Windows: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm ET

FINANCE

The CFO/Vice President of Finance is directly responsible to the President of the university. The responsibilities include leadership of the primary financial, budgetary and communication functions of the university with specific responsibilities for the development of policies and procedures in Accounting Services, Human Resources, Financial Aid, the Box Office, Auxillary Services, Post Office/Copy Room and Communications.
The duties of this position also include, but are not limited to:

  • Development and monitoring of the university budget
  • Coordination and guidance of the budget process
  • Coordination of monthly closing operation
  • Production of all management operating statements
  • Production of annual reports
  • Management of cash flow, investments and endowments
  • Operational decisions including capital purchases, leases, contract negotiations and insurance
  • Special assignments made by the President

Staff

Susan Zeird, CFO & Vice President of Finance
The Director of Accounting Services/Controller is responsible for maintaining all accounting procedures and processes, the coordination of the annual audit, student billing, cash reconciliation and the coordination and reconciliation of funds for Financial Aid.
Please address all business office questions and requests for reports and analyses to the CFO & Vice President of Finance at 706-233-7244 or szeird@shorter.edu.
Shorter Hawk logoCassie Potts
Manager of Student Accounts
Shorter Hawk logoCharlotte Lentz
Accounts Receivable Coordinator
clentz@shorter.edu
706-233-7217
Shorter Hawk logoMorgan Smith
Accounts Payable Coordinator
706-233-7983
msmith@shorter.edu
Shorter Hawk logoMichelle Stricklin
Controller
Morgan Reynolds
Executive Assistant to the CFO/VP of Finance
Accounts Payable Coordinator
706-233-7244
mreynolds@shorter.edu
Vickie GandyVickie Gandy
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Payroll Processing
706-233-7313
vgandy@shorter.edu
Scott HowardScott Howard
General Accounting Manager
706-233-7897
showard@shorter.edu
Shorter Hawk logoAshley Dendy
Staff Acccountant
706-233-7467
adendy@shorter.edu

Checks up to $50.00 per week may be cashed at the Business Office. Return check fees are $25.00 per check.