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Senior Accountant

La Roche University is seeking candidates for a full-time Senior Accountant, part of the Finance and Administration Division working closely with, and reporting to, the Controller. The Senior Accountant is responsible for managing the month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close process.  This includes journal entries, account reconciliations and internal financial reporting.  The Senior Accountant’s responsibilities further address the preparation of the University’s financial statements, preparation of reports for internal and external constituencies, assure the use of general accepted accounting principles, and compliance with all University policies and procedures.

La Roche embraces its Catholic identity while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds, fosters global citizenship and creates a community of scholars from around the world. The University empowers all members of the community to become lifelong learners, achieve success in their chosen careers, and promote justice and peace in a constantly changing global society.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the monthly financial close process, including various adjusting journal entries and reconciliations of balance sheet accounts related to cash, receivables and accrued liabilities.
  • Manage the external audit/year end closing process, ensuring the external auditors promptly receive all deliverables.
  • Maintain strong lines of communication with associated banking financial institutions and provide daily updates to the University’s daily cash balance as well as updates to the annual cash forecast.
  • Process and record all Title IV funds, including Direct Loans, PELL, SEOG and FWS.
  • Supervise the Accounts Payable process, and coordinate with the Student Accounts team to ensure the accuracy of student receivables.
  • Develop and implement procedures for the perpetual maintenance of the University’s fixed assets.
  • Ensure that expenditures of all University economic resources are performed in accordance with rules, regulations, and other mandates of the Board of Trustees.
  • Prepare financial reports which summarize and forecast University economic and financial activity and financial position in areas of revenue, expenditures, and net assets based on past, present and expected operations.
  • Serve as custodian and ensure the safeguard of all University-owned assets, and develop, implement, and control the University cash management operations. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of accounting or finance experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of Fund Accounting principles and concepts.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making experience with proven leadership, organizational, negotiation, sales, and project management skills working in a complex organization.
  • Strong supervisory and team management experience in a customer-oriented environment.
  • Ability to listen and clearly, effectively, and decisively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency while interacting with diverse constituencies; professionally representing the University both internally and externally.
  • Experience in higher education or nonprofit administration preferred.
  • Experience with Jenzabar Financial and Student Accounts Receivable applications highly desirable.

Qualified applicants can complete an online application by clicking on the following link:


In order for applications to be fully processed, a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references must accompany a completed application. Candidates subject to background clearances. Review of application materials will begin immediately; position open until filled. 

Applicants for this position must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States.  LRU will not sponsor or take over the sponsorship of an employment visa for this opportunity.