Accounting Manager

Job ID 2021-1407
Job Locations
Regular Full-Time
Budgeted Salary Range
$69,200 - $89,900 per year

Location, Job Title, Benefits

Rocky Vista University in Parker, CO has an opening for a

Accounting Manager (FT)



To be considered for this position applicants should submit a resume/cover letter and salary requirements.


SALARY AND BENEFITS:The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to skill, knowledge, experience, education, and credentials.


The salary range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.


RVU offers a full benefits package that includes 401(k), Health, Dental and Vision insurance, paid vacation, sick and holidays.


RVU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Primary Purpose

The Accounting Manager is responsible for assisting in the effective and efficient operation of the accounting department to ensure the timely recording of all transactions across multiple campus locations and accurate consolidated financial reporting.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Oversees and manage accounts receivable, accounts payable, and general ledger accounting functions ensuring transactions are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  2. Supervise accounting staff including review of journal entries, cash receipt entries, account reconciliations, and other deliverables prepared by accounting staff across multiple campuses.
  3. Approve all invoice and payment requests for accounts payable processing.
  4. Prepare and review account reconciliations.
  5. Preparation of the monthly consolidated balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement, and other financial reports for management.
  6. Assists in the development of written procedures for accounting functions that are consistent with approved University policies and conformance with GAAP.
  7. Works with the Vice President of Finance and Controller to develop internal control systems and metrics to ensure that assets are properly safeguarded, transactions are properly recorded, and financial reporting is accurate and timely.
  8. Development of the annual and month-end closing processes and schedule.
  9. Prepares audit schedules and analysis required for the effective completion of the audit.
  10. Cooperate with Student Financial Services to accurately run student charges and refund students timely and in accordance with applicable federal guidelines.
  11. Assists in the preparation and filing of IRS forms 1098T, 1099-Misc. and other required forms.
  12. Develop staff by managing performance, setting goals, providing ongoing training, and maintaining strong employee relationships.
  13. Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Finance and Controller.
  14. Complies with University policies, procedures, and administrative directives.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of accounts receivable, accounts payable, and general ledger accounting.
  2. Knowledge of GAAP.
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  4. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  5. Ability to work in a multi-cultural team-based setting.
  6. Strong oral and written communication skills.
  7. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or substantial progress towards a degree.
  2. A minimum of five years of experience in accounting roles with increasing responsibility.
  3. Experience with mid-range accounting software.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in Accounting and/or Certified Public Accountant.
  2. Public accounting experience.
  3. Supervisory experience.


Final applicant will be required to pass background check and drug screening.


Qualified applicants will be contacted. There may be an additional video interview for you to complete. Please watch your email including spam and promotions folder.


Rocky Vista University, on the recommendation of the COVID-19 Response Team (CRT), implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees and students effective July 1, 2021


Rocky Vista University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. The following are essential abilities and physical requirements for all position at the University.

  • Ability to orally communicate effectively with others;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staff at all levels;
  • May be exposed to short, intermittent, and /or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties;
  • May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies to include, but not limited to, pens, pencils, calculators, computer keyboards, telephone, etc.;
  • May be required to transport oneself to other campus offices, conference rooms, and on occasion, to off-campus sites to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.


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