Southern Virginia University is seeking a talented and motivated Accountant to help manage the finances of this rapidly growing educational institution. Adaptability and attention to detail are critical. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to

Southern Virginia University is a rapidly growing, private undergraduate liberal-arts University. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains at the southern end of the Shenandoah Valley, the University maintains standards aligned with the values of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and welcomes students & employees of any religious persuasion who share those values. Applicants are invited to learn more about the University at

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, math, business administration or a related field required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, proven ability to work independently and with others
  • Ability to explain debits and credits and know what the accounting equation is

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA or master’s degree in accounting


  • Provides financial information to management through research and analysis
  • Documents financial transactions by entering accounting information
  • Assists with the preparation of University financial statements
  • Reconciles financial transactions including bank accounts and accounts payable
  • Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents
  • Helps track University spending compared to budget
  • Assists University financial audit preparations
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Southern Virginia University Mission Statement

We are a private, self-reliant, residential University aligned with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its principles and values. Our mission is to gather faithful Latter-day Saints and like-minded students, lift them in intellect, character, and spirituality, and launch them into successful lives and careers.

About the Controller’s Office

Led by the Controller, the Controller’s Office is the financial hub of the University. As a unified and motivated team, we work collaboratively to manage the University’s finances as we achieve our mission of self-reliance. Our efforts overlap with and enhance the work of various offices across campus to attract, recruit, and retain students, and to raise funds for the University.

Culture & Environment

First and foremost, the Controller’s Office is a team. We believe in collaboration and honest feedback, and in being kind and respectful to one another while providing excellent customer service to the departments we serve across the University. We foster a work environment in which we openly assess, critique, discuss and revise projects and ideas with courtesy and diplomacy.

Team members are expected to have exceptional self-motivation and time management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects autonomously and simultaneously to meet strict deadlines. This includes the ability to take assignments from beginning to completion with minimal supervision.

Southern Virginia is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin immediately.