Assistant Controller

Rivier University seeks a full-time, Assistant Controller to perform a full range of professional accounting functions with advanced knowledge of accounting principles, internal controls, financial recordkeeping, and reporting. Professional judgment, and substantial independence.


The Assistant Controller is responsible for the University’s enterprises through cost accounting, budget control, and analysis.  The Assistant Controller will oversee accounts payable involving supervision, monitoring for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with policies, procedures, and internal controls. The candidate will monitor and coordinate fund accounting for the endowment, gifts, and restricted grants in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, federal/state regulations, University policies/guidelines, and sound business practices.  Coordinate budget transfers and adjustments with human resources and payroll.  Assist in annual and quarterly financial preparation and audit process.


The candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or other appropriate discipline, three (3) to five (5) years of relevant technical and administrative experience, advanced degree or CPA a plus.  The candidate must possess a broad base of technical knowledge related to accounting, auditing and non-profit fund experience desirable.  Applicant must have the proven ability to function in a highly complex business environment, including strong computer skills.

Applications Instructions

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and the contact information of three (3) professional references to . References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior authorization.

For additional information about this opportunity, please review the comprehensive position profile.

Rivier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Rivier University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, veteran, or marital status in admission or access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities, and Title IX requires that the University not discriminate on the bases stated above. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX and the nondiscrimination policies:

Director of Human Resources, Justine Caron, located in Molloy Hall, ext. 8210 while students may also contact Kurt Stimeling, Vice President for Student Affairs, located in Dion Center, ext. 8249.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the University’s Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found here.

About Us

Rivier University has the advantage of a central New England location in a thriving small city less than 50 miles from metropolitan Boston. With a student population of 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, the University is recognized for academic excellence, a strong liberal arts program, and professional career preparation in various fields.

Rivier University is dedicated to its mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world.  Rivier is guided by the faith heritage, intellectual tradition, and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The faculty and staff are engaged in the education of the whole person in the context of an open and inclusive academic community that cultivates critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people.  We especially encourage candidates who are committed to enhancing the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of the University to apply.