Shenandoah University seeks applicants for a Staff Accountant
position. This is a salaried, benefitted position located on our
main campus in Winchester, VA whose usual hours are Monday-Friday,
The Staff Accountant position reports directly to the Assistant
Controller and is responsible for applying principles of accounting
to institutional, state and federal expenditures, including Title
IV financial aid and scholarship programs. They monitor account
balances, prepare adjusting journal entries, perform
reconciliations, and create and produce a variety of financial
- Monitors grants, scholarships, work-study and loan
expenditures, encumbrances, allocations, receivables, etc., based
on various reports and disbursement schedules.
- Compiles and analyzes federal, state and institutional
financial aid and scholarship information to draw down funding, as
applicable, and post journal entries.
- Analyzes financial aid and scholarship reports detailing
funding information and prepares reports that summarize and
interpret current and projected financial/fund positions.
- Posts monthly and year-end financial journal entries related to
purchase orders, invoices and purchasing card expenditures
- Manages and monitors all accounts, ledgers, and reporting
systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and
- Performs statistical analyses to determine trends, estimates,
and the impact of significant changes to all types of funds.
Prepares narrative reports that explain findings and
- Maintains necessary working papers and supporting documentation
related to journal entries and account reconciliations.
- Assists with various special projects as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
This entry-level position requires a Bachelor's Degree in
Accounting or Degree in Business Administration with 15 credit
hours in accounting from four-year College or University.
Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
Previous experience working in a college or university
Skills and Abilities:
How to Apply:
- Superior Excel software skills and abilities.
- Ability to communicate regulatory requirements to
constituencies in a diverse community.
- Ability to follow, understand, and implement regulatory policy
and related procedures.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Detail-oriented, accurate, organized and efficient.
- Ability to work independently, handle large volumes of work,
determine daily priorities and multi-task with frequent
- Ability to handle information in a confidential and
The complete application will include a cover letter, resume and
contact information for three professional references. The review
of applications will begin immediately and continue until a
qualified candidate is selected.
Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational
experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty,
administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged
to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in
which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.
**Note: A pre-employment background check, as well as a
satisfactory driving record, will be required as a condition of
Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse
perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally
and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community
where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s
status or on any other basis protected under applicable