Accounting Manager

Job category: Financial

Job Type: Part Time

STERLING, Virginia

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The Accounting Manager reports to the Chief Financial Officer and has responsibility for the effective leadership of the accounting operations and student accounts administration as well as the production of timely and accurate financial information. The Accounting Manager must be comfortable with change and motivated to drive continuous improvement.

Duties and Responsibilities


The Accounting Manager will have a unique opportunity to grow as a professional in a highly motivating and challenging work environment. Duties and responsibilities for this position include:


  • Preparing monthly GAAP financial statements, variance analyses and re forecasts;
  • Preparing general journal, maintaining accurate accounting records, and performing account reconciliations;
  • Administering accounts payable, vendor payments and preparation of Form 1099s;
  • Supervising the staff accountant and other personnel that support the accounting student accounts transactions;
  • Overseeing and reviewing the processing of payroll and benefits and managing the third-party benefits provider;
  • Improving policies, procedures, and processes within the area of responsibility.
  • Facilitating the annual budgeting process;
  • Serving as the primary point of contact with the external auditors to coordinate the annual audit and preparation of Form 990;
  • Communicating with Deans and budget managers to provide monthly reports, accounting information, and support;
  • Coordinating with Financial Aid and the Registrar’s Offices for proper assignment of tuition and fees, and administering the student invoicing and disbursement of scholarship awards and student loan refunds in accordance with University policy and Department of Education regulations;
  • Overseeing the collection of tuition and monitoring compliance with payment plans; and
  • Preparing higher education compliance reports on an ad-hoc basis and other responsibilities as assigned;


Professional Qualifications


Desired qualifications include:

  • Four (4) years minimum of progressive experience in finance and accounting.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited college or university
  • CPA or actively working toward the certification
  • A passion for and commitment to the Catholic mission and values of the University;
  • Curiosity, and a willingness to stay current on accounting issues confronting higher education and the ability to brainstorm innovative alternatives;
  • Advanced analytical skills;
  • Strong accounting, budgeting, financial forecasting, and financial analysis skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and a desire to roll up one’s sleeves;
  • Ability to oversee and mentor the staff accountant;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other departments;
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills;
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets;
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks is a preferred; and
  • Integrity and a commitment to service leadership by example.


Pay and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Health benefits; 401(k); paid time off, holidays, and sick time
  • Flexible work schedule


The University


A rapidly expanding, entrepreneurial academic institution on the cutting edge of online educational delivery, Divine Mercy University (DMU) is a Catholic graduate school of psychology and counseling, founded in 1999 as the Institute for the Psychological Sciences. The University is dedicated to the scientific study of psychology and related fields with a Catholic understanding of the person, marriage, and the family. Over the years DMU has become a leader for preparing Catholic and Christian mental health professionals. The University offers Doctoral (Psy.D.) degrees in Clinical Psychology, an online Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Psychology, and an online Master of Science (M.S.) in Counseling. Additionally, it offers online certificate programs, including a Spiritual Director’s Certificate.

DMU currently enrolls approximately 400 graduate students and 100 certificate-seeking students. It has approximately 70 full-time faculty and staff. In addition to its degree and certificate programs, the University operates an onsite mental health training clinic serving hundreds of clients per year and provides continuing education training through its Center for Trauma and Resiliency Studies.

DMU recently moved to a new and permanent campus located in Sterling, VA, five minutes from Dulles International Airport. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and its doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). More information can be found at


Application Instructions


Candidates should send the following materials electronically: cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and contact information for three references. References will not be contacted without candidate permission.

Application letters should be addressed to Rigg Mohler, CFO, and submitted to using the application link on this page.


NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: Committed to the teaching of Vatican Council II that every type of discrimination, whether social or cultural, whether based on sex, race, color, social condition, language or religion, is to be overcome and eradicated as contrary to God’s intent (Gaudium et Spes, 29), DMU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to increasing diversity within its community. DMU encourages applications from persons of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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