Academic Advisor, School of Accountancy

Job description

This position will advise all students who express interest in learning more about or intention to enroll in a School of Accountancy program, help recruit students the degree programs, and work closely with each student to plan a degree program according to the students area of interest and professional goals. The position will also interact with faculty, University staff, employers, CPA licensing authorities and others on behalf of students and graduates of the School's programs.

Primary responsibilities of this position focus on welcoming students to the School's programs, orienting their experience, planning their academic journey, developing course plans, designing co-curricular and extra-curricular experiences, tracking student progress, supporting the awarding of scholarships and financial aid, managing enrollment through course forecasting and scheduling, supporting academic assessment, designing academic recovery plans, maintaining student records, performing graduation checks, helping students navigate licensing requirements for their intended state of residence, and collaborating with career services to assist in job placement. The position will also create, market, and implement extra- and co-curricular events; disseminate information to students; and, gather information from students and alumni for reporting purposes. The position will also support alumni requests for assistance with CPA licensing needs. The position will also support Beta Alpha Psi, a student organization that focuses on professional development of its members.

This position will also assist with the creation and maintenance of staff procedural manuals, program marketing and support materials, student tracking systems, and other needs of the School. Within the academic framework, additional processes include enforcing federal policies with respect to regional accreditation, student privacy, international student status regulations, graduation records, university catalog/bulletin standards; AACSB policies as they pertain to accreditation and curricular compliance; authority with adherence to university policies concerning School catalog/bulletin responsibilities, curricular changes, graduation reviews, course substitutions, domestic and study abroad transfer credit evaluation, academic deficiency notifications, deadlines, extensions, petitions to various academic units, and other procedural activities.

Essential Functions


  • Provide academic advising services for academic and co-curriculum for undergraduate, graduate, and dual undergraduate/graduate students seeking a degree, minor, or concentration in Accounting.
  • Ensure all students are informed of relevant academic and administration information in a timely manner.
  • Respond to student concerns and issues regarding course schedules, degree completion and/or registration procedures utilizing strong problem-solving and registration database-solving skills to meet student needs.
  • Plan and assist the School of Accountancy with respect to course scheduling and forecasting for purposes of strategic enrollment management.
  • Display agility, assimilation, and dissemination of yearly curriculum changes/iterations implemented by the School of Accountancy and multiple units across campus.
  • Assist students and graduates in navigating CPA licensing rules in their State of residence.

Program Management

  • This position will help to design, manage, coordinate, plan and execute student services activities for School of Accountancy students as needed.
  • This will include communication to stakeholders, development of necessary printed materials and management of overall execution of activities related to student services.
  • Manage and support finances and contracts related to the operational and logistical delivery of student services programs.
  • Develop assessment tools to evaluate programs, offerings and delivery of activities.
  • Provide leadership in working with the school director and assistant director, university offices, staff and faculty to ensure a seamless experience for students.


  • Academic processes regarding School of Accountancy students including graduation certifications, preliminary graduation reviews, course substitutions and transfer credit evaluation, course scheduling, extensions and petitions to various academic units and academic deficiency notification.
  • Assist the Schools scholarship committee for efficient awarding and maintenance of departmental scholarships.
  • Assure compliance with federal guidelines, accreditation, DU, Daniels and School of Accountancy academic standards.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 2-4 years of professional relationship management experience in a college/university or professional services setting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in accounting or related discipline.
  • Experience in managing the student or early professional life-cycle.
  • 3+ years of academic or professional advising and/or student services experience.
  • Proven record of development and deployment of innovative and effective student services initiates based on industry best practices.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, August 12, 2019.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.




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Job No: 492595
Posted: 7/30/2019
Application Due: 8/27/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable