Job Location:
Main Campus

It’s a great time to join Marymount University!  We are looking for faculty and staff who are passionate about providing excellent service to ensure a high quality student experience and collaborative working environment.

Title Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting

Direct Supervisor Controller

Status Full-Time, Exempt

Grade   14 (#00066)

Division Finance and Operations

Department Controller

No. Direct Reports 2

Target Weekly Hours 40

Location 2807 N Glebe (Main Campus)

Benefits Eligibility Yes


Reporting to the University Controller, the Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting manages accounting operations and staff. The Director issues timely financial reports, maintains an adequate system of accounting records, maintains a comprehensive set of internal controls and efficient business practices designed to mitigate risk, enhances the accuracy of the organization's reported financial results, and ensures that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles as well as appropriate federal, state, and institutional regulations and standards.



  • Serves as primary keeper of the University's accounting records and accuracy of general ledger

  • Ensuring compliance with GAAP, other federal, state, and institutional regulations and segregation of duties

  • Develops and maintains accounting policies and procedures, evaluating and re-engineering when appropriate

  • Planning, organizing, and coordinating the year-end close process

  • Manages appropriate balances in assigned bank accounts and ensures timely billing of leases as well as payments of short term and long term debt as appropriate

  • Ensuring accurate and timely completion of the University's tax filings, long term debt, and capital asset schedules and adjustments, and other pertinent schedules and filings

  • Preparing internal financial statements, including cash flow statements, debt service to credit ratio, and other ad-hoc financial analyses and reports as needed

  • Training accounting staff


  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Finance, or related field (Masters Degree Preferred).


5-7 years of experience in accounting and financial management, preferred in higher education

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to be an agent of change in a rapidly changing environment

  • Ability to build relationships, act as an Accounting subject matter expert, and influence at all levels, both internally and externally

  • Proven ability to analyze data to identify trends and drive innovation within the related field

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Licenses or Certifications             

CPA preferred but not required

Financial Responsibility                

Manages budget and expenses for the team according to University policies and procedures.


Training, coaching other employees, scheduling, providing daily work direction to other employees. Provide formal performance evaluation for other employees Hiring and Disciplinary action.

Special Knowledge                         

Expert at Microsoft Excel and Student Information Systems as it relates to accounting and financial management. Comfortable using products within Microsoft Office and Google Suite. Colleague experience preferred. Workday experience a plus.


  • None


Marymount University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Marymount University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected bases under applicable federal and local laws and regulations in any of its programs or its activities, including employment and admission.  The university also expressly prohibits any form of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, dating and domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation and stalking in any of its programs or activities, including employment and admission.  For more information, please visit:  https://marymount.edu/student-life/health-wellness/title-ix-2/