Job description

Roanoke College is seeking an enthusiastic, customer-service oriented team player to fill the position of Controller in its fast-paced, high-volume business office.  Major responsibilities of this position include hands on performance and supervision of multiple general ledger and accounting functions, and plays a major role in the College’s annual external audit.

The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field of study, with a Master’s Degree and/or CPA certification preferred.  The successful candidate will have strong supervisory experience and 5 -7 years of related work experience.  Prior fund accounting, especially in the higher education field, is preferred.  This position requires proficiency with Microsoft Excel and working with large data sets to create and prepare financial reports.  


Normal business hours are 8 - 4:30, Monday - Friday, but extended hours may be necessary to meet deadlines and as required during summer audit season.





  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related
  • Master's Degree and/or CPA preferred
  • 5-7 years of previous experience
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and effectively supervise staff
  • MS Excel and technology skills appropriate to generate large data sets and prepare financial reports