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Manager, Accounting


Regis University




Northwest Denver Campus


Position Type:



Scheduled Weekly Hours:



Requested Start Date for this Position:

01/31/2024 – 13 days to go


Campus Location:

Northwest Denver Campus


Full-time or Part-time:

Full time


Job Summary:

The Accounting Manager’s primary focus is on the monitoring and day-to-day processing of all accounting functions. This position is a working supervisor who shall administer all aspects of the financial accounting functions described below. The Accounting Manager reports directly to the Controller and is responsible for the development and implementation of accounting policies and procedures and internal controls related to the accounting function.


Working at Regis University:

As Regis employees, we embrace our Jesuit Catholic values of respect, inclusion and equity, and welcome employees, faculty and students from all faiths and cultures. Together, we perform our duties in alignment with the mission of the University and seek dedicated individuals to contribute to and strengthen that mission and our service to students.


Take a moment to consider our Total Rewards package:

– A generous tuition benefit for employees, spouses, and dependents

– Paid Mission leave to give employees time to volunteer in the community

– Options for flexible work

– Additional time off each year when the University closes for Winter Break

– Medical, dental, and vision insurance


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a resume, cover letter and list of references with your application. Current employees, please submit an application by logging into Workday. Click on the Career Worklet and access the internal site.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


• Oversees operations of the Accounting Office – currently one Accountant III, one Accountant II, and one Accountant I. Assigns and monitors tasks, reviews work for accuracy and completeness, and provides training for staff. Provides performance feedback for each subordinate, sets goals and tracks progress to develop staff.


• Oversees all general ledger accounting functions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Responsible for month-end general ledger close procedures. Oversees, reviews, and approves all reconciliations and journal entries of subordinates. Maintains written procedures for general ledger functions. Maintains validity of account numbers and attributes in the Chart of Accounts, maintains the accuracy and integrity of the general ledger.


• Assists in the preparation of financial statements and assists the Controller with various projects as assigned.


• Acts as the secondary resource to auditors during the annual financial audit. Build footnotes and schedules for the University annual financial audit.


• Interface with budget managers as needed to ensure timely and accurate information. Participate on institution-wide committees and liaise with counterparts in academic and administrative support areas.





• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or finance, from an accredited institution of higher education. Master’s or other advanced degree preferred.




• Minimum of five years of supervisory or exempt level experience in related environment.


• Minimum of 5 years related experience.


• A minimum of one year public accounting experience is preferred. CPA license holder or candidate and experience with prior system implementation is preferred.


The following skills, abilities and physical requirements can be performed with or without accommodation.



• Proven Management Skills — Planning, supervision, mentoring, and coaching.


• Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.


• Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.


• Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.


• Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.


• Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.


• Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.


• Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.


• Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.


• Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.


• Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.




• Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.


• English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.


• Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.


• Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.


• Psychology – Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.


• Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.


• Mathematics – A working knowledge of quantitative skills and their application.


• Diversity and Inclusion – Knowledge of general diversity and inclusion principles.




• Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.


• Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.


• Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.


• Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.


• Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.


• Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to reach a logical conclusion.


• Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.


• Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).


• Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.


• Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).


• Diversity and Inclusion – Ability to create and maintain an atmosphere of inclusive excellence that celebrates our diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives.


• Ability to negotiate and manage conflict/dispute resolution processes; analyze and assess training and development needs; interpret and advise on the application of EEO laws; motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects; participate in and facilitate group meetings; anticipate how decisions will affect others; and efficiently shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information.




• Hearing – The ability to focus on a single source of auditory (hearing) information in the presence of other distracting sounds and identify and understand the speech of another person.


• Vision – The ability to see details of objects at a close range (within a few feet of the observer) and see details at a distance.


• Mobility – The ability to travel easily between campuses or buildings within each campus.



Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work. Some local, regional, and/or national travel is required.

Other Requirements:



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Pay Rate:

$75,000 to $85,000 / annually commensurate with qualifications.


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Since 1877, Regis University has been using our Jesuit background to provide an education for men and women of all ages and faiths and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola, the mission of Regis University is to educate men and women of all ages to make a positive impact in a rapidly-changing global society. We encourage our students to seek truth, live purposeful lives, and continually examine and attempt to answer the question: “How ought we to live?” Regis University’s Northwest Campus is the main campus and administrative hub, located in Denver, Colorado. Regis University has three additional campuses in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thornton, Colorado and the Denver Tech Center, as well as distance learning initiatives.


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